CHICAGO (Nov. 16, 2020) – Ryan, a leading global tax services and software provider, announced that Sam Guevara has joined the Firm as U.S. Tax Technology Practice Leader, based in the Chicago office. Mr. Guevara brings a wealth of experience in leading a national team of professionals skilled in sales and use tax, property tax, value-added tax, unclaimed property, and tax technology.
At Ryan, Mr. Guevara will be responsible for managing Ryan’s industry-leading team of tax technology professionals. He will focus on combining a broad array of technology services and solutions, ranging from emerging technologies to data and analytics strategies and intelligent automation, to address the end-to-end challenges of a tax department.
“We are excited to welcome Sam to our growing team at Ryan,” said Ryan President of U.S. Operations Damon Chronis. “Technology is advancing at an increasing rate, and the impact of this on the tax world is significant. Sam brings a proven track record of helping companies build tax departments of the future.”
Prior to joining Ryan, Mr. Guevara was partner-in-charge of tax technology solutions and the U.S. indirect tax practice of a large public accounting firm. In this capacity, he was responsible for managing a team of automation specialists and data scientists focused on emerging technologies such as Alteryx, Tableau, and various robotic process automation (RPA)/cognitive automation solutions. Additionally, Mr. Guevara led the transaction tax systems group, which managed third-party integration for various indirect tax systems with enterprise resource planning (ERP) financial reporting packages specializing in working with Oracle and SAP. Mr. Guevara also previously served as the partner-in-charge of the national compliance center and was responsible for the technology systems that supported the practice.
Mr. Guevara was a senior tax auditor with the California State Board of Equalization prior to joining public accounting, primarily conducting sales and use tax field audits of complex taxpayers in a variety of industries. He received a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the University of San Diego.
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 nine-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 3,000 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.
Senior Manager, Content, Communications, and Public Relations