DALLAS, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect tax practice in North America, today announced that Roberto De Hoyos has joined the management team as Principal to support continued growth in the Firm's Credits and Incentives practice. Mr. De Hoyos will be based in the Austin, Texas office.
Prior to joining Ryan, Mr. De Hoyos served as Deputy Executive Director for the Texas Governor's Office of Economic Development and Tourism, overseeing all Economic Development Bank activities, with managing authority of hundreds of millions of dollars of funding during his tenure with the office. He also served as the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) Designee in the Office of Governor Rick Perry, advising the Texas Governor on investment allocations from the TEF that led to numerous successful investments for the state of Texas. The TEF is the largest business incentive fund of its kind in the nation, which under Mr. De Hoyos's management, successfully helped in the generation of $3.2 billion in new capital investment and the creation of more than 13,000 jobs across Texas.
Mr. De Hoyos is a seasoned economic development and government relations professional, with more than 16 years of experience in policy analysis, government affairs, incentive negotiations, finance, strategic planning, international trade, importing and exporting, contract management, market research, purchasing, and sales. He has advised numerous growth companies on improved profitability through the structuring of economic development incentives that support job creation and business growth. Mr. De Hoyos earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Technological Institute of Piedras Negras in Coahuila, Mexico.
"Roberto is well respected throughout the Texas state government for his work in attracting premier businesses to the state through incentives that reward job creation and community economic development," said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. "His leadership, knowledge, and relationships will provide tremendous benefit to our clients and will drive continued high-velocity growth in our Credits and Incentives practice."
Ryan is an award-winning global tax services firm, with the largest indirect tax practice 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 two-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 975 professionals and associates serves over 6,500 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.