DALLAS, June 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryan, a leading global tax services firm, announced today that Kandis Thompson has joined the management team as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Ms. Thompson will lead global finance operations, including accounting, tax, treasury, financial planning and analysis, risk management, and investor relations. She will be based in the Dallas, Texas office.
Ms. Thompson has more than 25 years of global leadership expertise and brings a wealth of finance and business partnership expertise to Ryan. Her depth of strategic finance experience includes corporate strategy, financial modeling, acquisitions, technical accounting, and an initial public offering (IPO). Her career includes finance leadership roles at Tanium, Weatherford International, McAfee, Intel, and in public accounting. She is a certified public accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with honors, from Southwest Baptist University.
"Kandis Thompson is a highly accomplished executive with proven experience driving strategic corporate finance initiatives in both public and private companies," said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. "Her steady leadership will support accelerated revenue and margin expansion as we execute our strategic plan to becoming a billion dollar global brand in tax."
To support Ms. Thompson as CFO, Bogdan Baciu has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Finance. Since joining Ryan in May of 2016, Mr. Baciu has led a team of finance professionals who have successfully delivered continuous improvement initiatives, advanced financial reporting, and operational excellence through a period of high growth. Mr. Baciu has a background in investment banking and holds a Bachelor of Science degree (magna cum laude) in Finance and Accounting from The University of Texas at Dallas, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Queen's University.
"Bogdan Baciu has done a tremendous job bringing strategic thought and discipline into our financial operations," said Mr. Ryan. "Following a year where our Firm posted the highest annual revenue in its history while recording a 38% improvement in EBITDA, we have built an expert senior financial leadership team to support our next phase of aggressive growth."
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. With global headquarters 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 five-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 2,100 professionals and associates serves over 12,000 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 ryan.com.
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