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Ryan Names Former AlixPartners CEO, Fred Crawford, to the Firm’s Board of Managers

Press Release May 16, 2023

Ryan Names Former AlixPartners CEO, Fred Crawford, to the Firm’s Board of Managers

DALLAS (May 16, 2023) – Ryan, a leading global tax services and software provider, has announced that Fred Crawford has joined Ryan’s Board of Managers. He will become the 14th member of the Ryan Board of Managers.

"I am thrilled to welcome Fred to the Ryan Board of Managers,” said Ryan Chairman and CEO G. Brint Ryan. “Fred’s background in strategy, operations, and management consulting are key in helping Ryan continue to innovate, grow, and achieve our strategic objectives.”

“Joining the Ryan Board of Managers provides a great opportunity to leverage my background in professional services and my interest in partnering with innovative companies,” said Crawford. “I admire the past work that has been done to make Ryan the leader in tax services and software, and I’m excited to be a part of Ryan’s future.”

Crawford is an internationally recognized strategist and operations improvement specialist. He was the CEO of AlixPartners, a leading global advisory firm, from 2008–2016. During his tenure, the firm grew significantly and created substantial shareholder value. He then became Senior Vice Chairman until his retirement in 2021. He remains a board member and advisor to the firm. Crawford also serves as a member of several industry boards and as an advisor to private equity firms.

Prior to AlixPartners, Crawford held senior positions at other major consulting firms and has experience in supply chain and brand management. He has an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

Crawford is coauthor of The Myth of Excellence, a BusinessWeek and New York Times best seller that details his research on consumer motivation and corporate strategic response. The book has been published in 13 languages and has taken Crawford to board rooms around the world. Frequently involved with the media, he is a sought-after presenter.

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


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