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Ryan Hires Tony Bridwell as Chief People Officer

Press Release Sep 11, 2017

Ryan Hires Tony Bridwell as Chief People Officer to Advance the Firm’s Award-Winning Work Environment and Employee-Centric Culture to Support the Next Phase of Growth

Dallas, Texas – Ryan, a leading global tax services firm, announced today that Tony Bridwell has joined the executive management team as Chief People Officer, based in the Dallas, Texas headquarters. Mr. Bridwell will lead global human resources with a focus on enhancing, communicating, and driving Ryan’s award-winning culture to support the Firm’s strategic vision while gaining greater competitive advantage by attracting, developing, and retaining the most talented tax professionals and associates in the industry.

Mr. Bridwell is a highly recognized thought leader in corporate culture, learning and development, and human resources, with more than 25 years of global leadership expertise inspiring, motivating, and empowering employees to realize their highest potential. In his most recent role as a senior partner for the global consulting firm, Partners in Leadership, he worked with some of the top organizations in the world helping maximize their cultures to meet and exceed business objectives and deliver greater shareholder value. As the former Chief People Officer of Brinker International, Mr. Bridwell led a global team in support of more than 60,000 people. His work transforming the Brinker culture to the next level garnered him the highest acclaim and recognition from his peers in the industry. He is an accomplished author, speaker, and consultant in the work of purpose and culture and brings hands-on experience as a practitioner of maximizing high-functioning cultures. Mr. Bridwell was selected the 2015 HR Executive of the Year by Dallas HR (the local SHRM affiliate) and won the 2015 Strategic Leadership Award from Strategic Excellence HR. 

“Tony Bridwell is a highly accomplished executive with proven experience leveraging people and culture to drive greater client value and results,” said Ginny Kissling, Chief Operating Officer of Ryan. “Living our purpose and core values while focusing on developing our people and unleashing their incredible talent will lead Ryan to a greater future, and I am excited to have Tony’s vision and leadership to help guide our journey.”  

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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