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Ryan Principal Grant Smith Appointed Tax Technology Practice Leader

Press Release Apr 03, 2012

Dallas, Texas – Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect tax practice in North America, today announced that Grant Smith has been appointed Tax Technology Practice Leader. Mr. Smith will manage the continued revenue growth and international expansion of Ryan’s Tax Technology practice, which is one of the largest in the industry today. The Tax Technology practice is a critical growth engine for the Firm, and Mr. Smith will be accountable for driving additional market share, while maintaining world-class client service and strong EBITDA performance.

Mr. Smith is based in the Atlanta, Georgia office and has been instrumental in the development of Ryan’s Tax Technology practice and market leadership position. Since joining the Firm in May 2007, he has helped clients evaluate and enhance their current processes and systems to optimize the management of indirect taxes, delivering global corporations across North America and Europe outstanding value and prospective performance improvement through technology and automation. Mr. Smith is a frequent speaker at tax technology forums worldwide and is a member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT) and the Association for Computers and Taxation. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Colorado State University.

“Grant Smith is one of the most knowledgeable executives in the industry, and I am confident he will deliver our clients tremendous value and superior results through innovative tax technology and automation solutions,” said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. “Under Grant’s leadership, the Tax Technology practice will play a prominent role in Ryan’s global expansion strategy, while driving continued revenue and earnings growth.”

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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