Dallas, Texas – Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect and property tax practices in North America, today announced that Maria Menzel has joined the management team as a Principal to lead the Firm’s continued international expansion into Central and South America. Ms. Menzel will drive sustained growth of the Latin American practice and direct the delivery of value-added tax (VAT), international income tax, transfer pricing, and tax technology services to multinational clients operating throughout the region.
Ms. Menzel has more than 25 years of indirect tax experience in Latin America and Europe. Prior to joining Ryan, she launched and managed the successful growth of Latin American practices in Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru for a major national accounting firm. She also has held indirect tax roles for another major national accounting firm and a Fortune 50 multinational corporation. Ms. Menzel is an active member of the Latin Chamber of Commerce, arranging for regular economic and cultural events to promote inward investment into Latin America. She is an international author of articles related to indirect tax and lectures on tax for the Master of Business Administration course at ETH Zürich, which is ranked among the top universities in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Pedagogy from St. Carlos Grammar School in Argentina and studied Law at the University of Belgrano in Argentina.
“Ryan already provides tax services to leading global companies operating in Latin America, and the addition of Maria Menzel will provide experienced leadership to drive our continued growth in this emerging market,” said Brendan F. Moore, Ryan President of Europe, Asia, and Latin America Operations. “The trust that Ryan has earned by delivering superior results for these multinational clients drives our commitment to rapidly expand our footprint in Latin America.”
“Maria Menzel is an established Latin American indirect tax professional, and her leadership will ensure that our global clients operating in the region have access to a more comprehensive suite of tax solutions for improving profitability and cash flow,” said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. “We will continue to acquire the very best international tax talent to support our client demand in countries all over the world.”
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 a 10-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 3,600 professionals and associates serves over 18,000 clients in more than 60 countries, including many of the world’s most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at ryan.com. “Ryan” and “Firm” refer to the global organizational network and may refer to one or more of the member firms of Ryan International, each of which is a separate legal entity.
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