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Houston WorkLife Roundtable Selects G. Brint Ryan as Recipient of 2010 CEO of the Year Award

Press Release Oct 30, 2010

Dallas, Texas – Ryan, the leading tax services firm in North America, with the largest transaction tax practice in the United States and Canada, today announced that Ryan CEO and Managing Principal, G. Brint Ryan, was named 2010 CEO of the Year by the Houston WorkLife Roundtable. This annual award recognizes the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) that demonstrates the highest level of commitment to establishing and maintaining innovative work environments that promote and establish work-life effectiveness and employee productivity.
Mark Bennett holds the 2010 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility.

The Houston WorkLife Roundtable chose Mr. Ryan for his role in pioneering an innovative workplace flexibility initiative that was piloted in the Firm’s Houston, Texas office. This successful pilot validated Mr. Ryan’s vision of achieving greater results and client satisfaction by empowering his employees to work where and when they are most efficient and effective. The outstanding results delivered by the employees of the Ryan Houston office resulted in the global implementation of the Firm’s current flexible work environment, called myRyan.

Launched in August 2008, myRyan is a major culture shift designed to reach even higher levels of client service and employee satisfaction by changing the measurement of work performance from hours worked to results achieved. Since its inception, myRyan has delivered tremendous dividends for the Firm, its clients, and its employees. Ryan has dramatically improved employee retention and satisfaction, while demonstrating solid year-over-year revenue growth. Most importantly, Ryan employees have achieved the highest client satisfaction ratings in the history of the Firm, while enjoying the freedom to meet the competing demands of work and life.

“I am honored to be selected as the Houston WorkLife Roundtable CEO of the Year from among the many outstanding Chief Executive Officers that are also committed to employee work-life effectiveness in the Houston region,” said Mr. Ryan. “In exchange for incredible flexibility and freedom comes the responsibility and accountability for producing results, and I am thankful that our employees have met the challenge and exceeded our expectations.”

The Houston WorkLife Roundtable was founded to provide Houston work-life leaders, champions, and advocates an opportunity to benchmark with each other and to discuss issues, challenges, and barriers to providing employee programs that provide both happy, satisfied, and productive employees and a profitable organization.

About Ryan

Ryan, an award-winning global tax services and software provider, is the largest Firm in the world dedicated exclusively to business taxes. With global headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides an integrated suite of federal, state, local, and international tax services on a multijurisdictional basis, including tax recovery, consulting, advocacy, compliance, and technology services. Ryan is an 11-time recipient of the International Service Excellence Award from the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA) for its commitment to world-class client service. Empowered by the dynamic myRyan work environment, which is widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan’s multidisciplinary team of more than 4,800 professionals and associates serves over 30,000 clients in more than 80 countries, including many of the world’s most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at


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