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Ryan Named a Best Place to Work in Illinois

Press Release May 28, 2015

Dallas, Texas – Ryan, a leading global tax firm, was recently named as one of the 2015 Best Places to Work in Illinois.  This is the fifth consecutive year the Firm was named to this prestigious list, ranking number five out of 17 companies selected in the Large Employer category.

“The satisfaction of our employees directly correlates to our success and the results we deliver for our clients,” said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. “I sincerely thank all of our Illinois associates for this honor and the trust they’ve placed in our Firm.”

In August 2008, Ryan underwent a major cultural shift by launching myRyan, an innovative work environment designed to increase employee satisfaction by changing the measurement of work performance from hours worked to results achieved. Since rolling out myRyan, Ryan has dramatically improved employee retention and satisfaction, consistently increased revenue growth, and achieved the highest client satisfaction ratings in the history of the Firm.

The awards program began in 2006 and is promoted by The Daily Herald Business Ledger in partnership with the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC), the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, the Workforce Boards of Metropolitan Chicago, MRA-The Management Association, the Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce, and Best Companies Group. 

This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best places of employment in Illinois, benefiting the state's economy, workforce, and businesses.

Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Illinois. The first part evaluated each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, and demographics. The second part measured the employee experience based on an anonymous survey of the companies’ associates.

For more information on the Best Companies to Work for in Illinois program, visit

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