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Ryan Named to The Globe and Mail Great Places to Work List; Selected as One of the Best Workplaces in Canada

Press Release Apr 16, 2013

Toronto, Ontario – Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect tax practice in North America, today announced that the Firm was ranked one of the best workplaces in Canada. Ryan ranked 27th in the Great Place to Work® 2013 Best Workplaces in Canada - Large and Multinational list, published in a special national report in the April 10th edition of The Globe and Mail.

This prestigious list, compiled by Great Place to Work® Institute Canada, was established to identify, recognize, and honor the top companies that offer the best places of employment in Canada. Winning companies from the more than 300 nominations demonstrated exceptional workplace cultures based on a comprehensive methodology of rigorous audits and over 57,000 employee surveys measuring organizational credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie. This comprehensive process delivers a representation of the organization from an employee perspective and an overall portrait of the workplace culture.

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.

“Great Place to Work® Institute Canada would like to recognize and congratulate Ryan for its success in creating a great workplace culture,” said Jose Tolovi Neto, Managing Partner at Great Place to Work® Institute Canada. “Ryan has been ranked on our 2013 list because employees told us they trust management, have pride in their jobs, and enjoy the people they work with. Employees at Ryan care about their work, their organization, and their community.”

“We are honored to attain this prestigious national recognition and proud to be one of the best places to work in Canada,” said Garry Round, Ryan President of Canadian Operations. “I want to personally thank every one of our associates for this award. They are given incredible workplace flexibility and freedom, and continuously respond with the delivery of superior client service and results.”

“Ryan associates are leading our industry into a new era of business productivity built on employee flexibility and freedom,” said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. “We remain committed to building and maintaining the very best work environment in the tax services industry.”

A complete list of the winning companies can be found at the following link:

About Great Place to Work® Institute
Great Place to Work® Institute is a global research and management consultancy firm with expertise on workplace transformation and a presence in 46 countries worldwide. Its mission is to improve society by creating better workplaces. The organization is best known for its global Best Workplaces Programme, which it produces in conjunction with prestigious media partners such as The Globe and Mail, the Financial Times, and FORTUNE magazine. With more than 5,500 organizations surveyed every year across the globe, the programme is the world’s largest of its kind. They believe passionately that any company or organization can become a great place to work, and their mission is to help you do it.

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


Melodie Elliott
Director, Content and Communications Marketing