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Ryan Selected as the Best Place to Work in the State of Illinois

Press Release Jun 01, 2011

Dallas, Texas -- Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect tax practice in North America, today announced that the Firm was ranked the best place to work in the entire state of Illinois by the Daily Herald Business Ledger. The Daily Herald Business Ledger has promoted the Best Places to Work in Illinois program since 2006 to identify, recognize, and honor the top companies that offer the best places of employment in Illinois, thereby benefiting the state's economy, workforce, and business environment. Forty Chicago-area companies were honored as Best Places to Work in Illinois, and Ryan ranked first in the “Large Employer” category. This first-place ranking was the result of a rigorous two-part evaluation of Ryan’s workplace policies, practices, and demographics, combined with a comprehensive employee survey measuring the Firm’s work environment, culture, and employee pride and satisfaction. This extensive evaluation was conducted by the Best Companies Group, an independent firm dedicated to establishing "Best Places to Work," "Best Companies," and "Best Employers" programs in an effort to distinguish companies who are superior in creating and maintaining workplace excellence.

Ryan Principal Jim Kranjc accepts the prestigious first-place award at the “Best Places to Work” recognition event hosted by the Best Companies Group on Thursday, May 19, 2011.

In August 2008, Ryan launched myRyan, an innovative work environment that changed the measurement of work performance from hours worked to results achieved. The Firm rolled out myRyan as a major culture shift designed to reach even higher levels of client service and employee satisfaction. 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.

“This first-place ranking in the 'Large Employer' category of the 2011 Best Places to Work in Illinois is a tremendous honor and validates our decision to implement the innovative myRyan work environment,” said G. Brint Ryan, CEO and Managing Principal of Ryan. “I am proud of every Ryan associate for taking the personal responsibility to deliver superior client service and results while demonstrating the power of workplace flexibility to companies worldwide.”

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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