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Lee A. Spirer, President and CEO of CIBT Global, Named to Ryan’s Board of Managers

Press Release Jul 20, 2020

Lee A. Spirer, President and CEO of CIBT Global, Named to Ryan’s Board of ManagersDALLAS (July 20, 2020)Ryan, a leading global tax services and software provider, announced that Lee A. Spirer has been named to the Ryan Board of Managers. Mr. Spirer brings additional strategic perspective to the board, with extensive experience driving change, digitizing businesses, and creating superior return on investment. He has worked with a wide range of investors and boards in professional and data/technology-enabled business services. Mr. Spirer becomes the tenth member of the Ryan Board of Managers and the sixth executive from outside the Firm.

Mr. Spirer is President and CEO of CIBT Global, a portfolio company of Kohlberg & Company, the leading global provider of mobility services, including visa, passport, and immigration documentation. He most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Growth and Transformation Officer for Navigant, having previously serviced as Chief Operating Officer, where he rebalanced the firm’s portfolio through organic growth, acquisitions and divestitures, digital transformation, and global sourcing. He also regularly lectures at Brandeis University’s International Business School on topics of corporate strategy, combinations, and transformation.

“The extensive experience Lee has in professional and technology business services will strengthen our board and add additional expertise in further digitizing our business,” said Ryan Chairman and CEO G. Brint Ryan. “We look forward to adding Lee to an exceptional group of leaders with a broad range of experience on our Board of Managers. He provides another qualified voice to help drive the successful execution of Ryan’s global growth strategy.”

“What stood out to me was Ryan’s strategic approach to tax services and innovative tax solutions,” said Mr. Spirer. “I’m excited to work with a talented team of executives and look forward to contributing to their future success.”

Mr. Spirer holds a Master of Business Administration, Finance and Strategic Planning degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He also received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Brandeis University.

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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