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Jillian McCullagh Joins Ryan as Principal to Lead United Kingdom Operations

Press Release Aug 16, 2011

Dallas, Texas – Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect tax practice in North America, today announced that Jillian McCullagh has joined the management team as Principal to lead the Firm’s United Kingdom operations, based in London. Ms. McCullagh will strategically support Ryan’s continued growth in the United Kingdom, managing a team of seasoned value added tax (VAT) professionals providing a suite of VAT advisory, recovery, and automation services to a premier portfolio of European clients.

Ms. McCullagh is an accomplished VAT specialist with more than 20 years of indirect tax knowledge and VAT advisory experience gained in both the UK and Ireland. Prior to joining Ryan, Ms. McCullagh was the Founder and Managing Partner of a VAT recovery firm based in Ireland. She has also worked for a national accounting firm in Dublin and a national accounting firm in London, advising multinational companies across a broad range of industries in VAT compliance and recovery. Ms. McCullagh holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Systems Management from the University of Hull and is a frequent lecturer at the Irish Taxation Institute.

“Jillian McCullagh is a veteran leader in the VAT field, and we are excited to have her lead our United Kingdom operations,” said Brendan F. Moore, Ryan Vice Chairman of Global VAT. “Her VAT advisory experience gained in the UK and Ireland will provide tremendous value for our European clients.”

“VAT has become the dominant transaction tax throughout the world and will continue to drive significant European growth and opportunity for Ryan,” said G. Brint Ryan, CEO and Managing Principal of Ryan. “I look forward to Jillian’s leadership of Ryan’s United Kingdom operations and her contributions to the continued high-velocity growth of our VAT practice.”

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 4,700 professionals and associates serves over 29,000 clients in more than 75 countries, including many of the world’s most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at


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