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Bradley O'Donnell Joins Ryan as Principal in Communications Transaction Tax Practice

Press Release Aug 07, 2012

Dallas, Texas – Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect tax practice in North America, today announced that Bradley O’Donnell has joined the management team as Principal. He will provide additional leadership and support in the Firm’s Communications Transaction Tax practice, which currently provides tax advisory services to more than 90% of the communications market. Mr. O’Donnell will also be opening a new Ryan office location in Morristown, New Jersey.

Prior to joining Ryan, Mr. O’Donnell was the Director of Transaction Tax for a global Fortune 100 broadband and telecommunications company, responsible for the day-to-day operations of the transaction tax audit department. He has also worked in the tax departments of other major telecommunications corporations and provided tax advisory services to Fortune 500 clients for a national accounting firm. Mr. O’Donnell has more than 18 years of experience managing hundreds of state and local audits nationwide, as well as refund claims, tax research, loss contingencies in accordance with FAS 5, tax compliance, tax systems, and adherence to strict Sarbanes-Oxley processes and procedures. Mr. O’Donnell has achieved industry recognition as a strategic thought leader in communications transaction tax and is a frequent speaker and instructor at various tax seminars throughout the country. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mineral Economics from The Pennsylvania State University.

“Ryan’s Communications Transaction Tax practice has earned an outstanding reputation in the telecommunications industry for its ability to deliver substantial tax savings,” said Mr. O’Donnell. “I have experienced firsthand the value of Ryan’s strategic tax advisory services, and I am proud to join the leadership team and support the Firm’s premier global clients.”

“Bradley’s career history of tax leadership in several global telecommunications corporations will add tremendous insight and value to our Communications Transaction Tax practice,” said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. “We are excited to add an industry-recognized tax professional of his caliber to help deliver superior results to our clients.”

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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