Mehrdad Talaifar Joins Ryan as Principal; Will Lead Sales and Engagement Management of Global Tax Technology Service and Solution Offerings

DALLAS, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect and property tax practices in North America, today announced that Mehrdad Talaifar has joined the management team as a Principal to support the continued growth of the Firm's global Tax Technology practice. He will lead sales and engagement management for the Firm's tax technology services and provide global companies proven expertise and support in multiple tax services, including indirect tax, income tax, and transfer pricing compliance automation and process improvement. Mr. Talaifar will be based in Ryan's London office and joins an International Tax management team in Europe leading the Firm's continued market penetration into more than 40 countries across the world.

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Mr. Talaifar has more than 25 years of indirect tax experience and was among the founding team of a leading company providing global transaction tax automation and management solutions. Mr. Talaifar held private and public sector roles as a tax executive for a major consulting firm and a Senior Auditor at the California State Board of Equalization. Most recently, he was the Senior Director of Strategic Relations for a global business information services corporation providing tax and accounting technology applications. Mr. Talaifar holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance from San Francisco State University and a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from the Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business.

"Mehrdad Talaifar is a seasoned tax professional and innovative entrepreneur with a proven history of building major business and revenue channels," said Grant Smith, Ryan Principal and Tax Technology Practice Leader. "His addition to our International Tax leadership team improves our ability to deliver even higher levels of client value and results."

"Ryan already provides tax services to many of the world's leading global companies, and the addition of Mehrdad Talaifar will deliver tremendous value through additional international tax strategies and best practices," said Brendan F. Moore, Ryan President of Europe, Asia, and Latin America Operations. "The trust that Ryan has earned by delivering superior results for these multinational clients drives our commitment to continue the rapid expansion of our Firm's international tax presence."

"Mehrdad Talaifar is an industry-recognized tax automation pioneer, and his leadership will ensure that our global clients have direct access to the most innovative suite of tax services for improving profitability and cash flow," said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. "We will continue to acquire the very best international tax talent to support our premier global clients in countries all over the world."

About Ryan
Ryan is an award-winning global tax services firm, with the largest indirect and property tax practices in North America and the seventh largest corporate tax practice in the United States. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides a comprehensive range of state, local, federal, and international tax advisory and consulting services on a multi-jurisdictional basis, including audit defense, tax recovery, credits and incentives, tax process improvement and automation, tax appeals, tax compliance, and strategic planning. Ryan is a three-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 multi-disciplinary team of more than 1,600 professionals and associates serves over 9,000 clients in 40 countries, including many of the world's most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at www.ryan.com.

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