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Ryan Hires Rebekah Gardner as Principal and Senior Vice President, Chief Clients and Markets Officer

Press Release Aug 12, 2021

Ryan Hires Rebekah Gardner as Principal and Senior Vice President, Chief Clients and Markets Officer

DALLAS (Aug. 12, 2021) – Ryan, a leading global tax services and software provider, announced that Rebekah Gardner recently joined the Firm as Principal and Senior Vice President, Chief Clients and Markets Officer. She will be based in the Dallas, Texas office.

Ms. Gardner brings more than 18 years of experience leading client service teams in the public accounting industry. She has a strong track record of developing and managing collaborative sales and client service teams, providing tax services to clients and creating go-to-market strategies for technology platforms.

“We are pleased to welcome Rebekah to Ryan and to our industry-leading Clients and Markets team,” said Ryan Chairman and CEO G. Brint Ryan. “Rebekah’s background in the tax industry, coupled with her strong focus on client service and relationship building, will prove invaluable to our clients. By offering innovative and thought-provoking solutions for our clients, her team will work to ensure that Ryan solves their most pressing business issues.”

Prior to joining Ryan, Ms. Gardner served as the Central Region Strategic Federal Tax Services leader of a large accounting firm. She previously held leadership and sales positions at a Big Four accounting firm and an information technology-enabled health services company. 

Ms. Gardner is a frequent speaker on a variety of tax topics. She has served on the board of several non-profit and community organizations, including Executive Women of Dallas, Community Partners of Dallas, and Good Shepherd Episcopal School. Ms. Gardner is a member of the Texas Women’s Foundation Leadership Cohort. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from the University of Iowa and is a certified public accountant in the state of Texas.

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
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