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Ryan Hires Brian Stromen as Principal and Practice Leader of the National Tax Practice

Press Release Jul 13, 2020

Ryan Hires Brian Stromen as Principal and Practice Leader of the National Tax Practice

MINNEAPOLIS (July 13, 2020) – Ryan, a leading global tax services and software provider, announced that Brian Stromen has joined the Firm’s executive management team as Principal and Practice Leader of the National Tax practice, based in the Minneapolis, Minnesota office.

Mr. Stromen brings more than 30 years of experience in state and local tax services of a multidisciplinary and industry nature, including compliance, advocacy, and planning. As the partner-in-charge of the state and local tax practice at a national accounting firm, he was charged with strategy and development of the practice which more than doubled in size under his leadership. Mr. Stromen was also responsible for leading teams that developed innovative service offerings in all aspects of state and local tax by responding to everchanging markets and client needs. In a previous role as partner-in-charge of indirect tax services, he more than tripled the size of the practice by expanding the type of services provided, embracing technology and growing teams and careers. In that role, Mr. Stromen also participated in the national accounting firm’s Global Indirect Tax Board, ensuring that indirect tax services were being  provided to clients across the globe. Further, he led a major indirect tax service acquisition and integration that increased revenue of that service offering by tenfold.

At Ryan, Mr. Stromen will be responsible for leading, developing, and growing national tax services by leveraging his extensive leadership, innovation, and people development skills and ensuring Ryan clients and professionals stay informed of tax changes and trends. In addition, Mr. Stromen will identify strategies that provide new client value opportunities, oversee strategic growth opportunities, and manage day-to-day practice operations.  

“Brian Stromen’s proven leadership will help our clients solve complex tax challenges that improve profitability and cash flow,” said Ryan President of U.S. Operations, Damon Chronis. “We are extremely excited to have Brian join the Ryan team. He’ll play a pivotal role in the continued growth of our National Tax practice and across the globe.”

Mr. Stromen is a frequent national speaker on state and local tax issues and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Institute for Professionals in Taxation, and Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is a licensed certified public accountant and attorney in Minnesota and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accountancy from Saint John’s University and a Juris Doctorate degree from the William Mitchell College of Law.

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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