DALLAS, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect and property tax practices in North America, today announced that Pete Mento has joined the Firm as a Principal in the Customs and Foreign Trade practice. Mr. Mento will drive the continued growth of the practice and help clients navigate complex customs duty and foreign trade laws and regulations. He will be based in Ryan's Boston, Massachusetts office.
Mr. Mento specializes in import and export regulations, cargo security, global trade management, duty recovery and elimination, supply chain management, and trade law. Over the span of his highly successful career, he has built a reputation as one of the world's leading experts on international trade policy, customs valuation, and supply chain security. He is also an often quoted source on the development of the U.S. and global economy and the role that trade policy has played.
Prior to joining Ryan, he served as Director of Global Customs and Trade Policy for a Fortune 500 logistics company with global responsibility for all customs activities, trade policy, and governmental partnerships. Mr. Mento has also served as national practice leader for a national accounting firm, managing a $6 million global trade practice. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Transportation Management from Maine Maritime Academy and an ALM Master's degree in Government Trade Theory from Harvard University, and did his doctoral work at the University of Durham where he focused on global customs and trade law.
"I'm excited to have a veteran customs and foreign trade professional like Pete Mento join our leadership team to support this rapidly emerging practice area," said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. "We will continue to acquire the most talented professionals in the industry to deliver our clients the highest level of value and results."
Ryan is an award-winning global tax services firm, with the largest indirect and property tax practices in North America and the sixth 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 1,800 professionals and associates serves over 9,000 clients in more than 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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