Four Years Running! RoseRyan Honored Again as a Top 100 Workplace in the Bay Area

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Media Contact:
Sarah Grolnic-McClurg
Pounce PR

Newark, Calif., June 25, 2018—RoseRyan, a nationally recognized consulting firm that offers finance and accounting solutions to take companies further, faster, has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by The Bay Area News Group. This is the fourth year that RoseRyan has made the list, ranking #19 among small businesses.

The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of employee feedback. The list appeared yesterday in a Bay Area News Group supplement found in media outlets around the region, including The Mercury News.

RoseRyan employees believe the company is a very positive workplace, is moving in the right strategic direction, and has excellent communications to keep everyone informed about important decisions. Its workforce appreciates the very high level of cooperation and collaboration within the firm, and feels it’s a part of something meaningful. RoseRyan earned high marks on overall efficiency and execution, while actively encouraging new ideas and valuing different points of view.

“What an honor to win this award for the fourth year straight,” says Kathy Ryan, RoseRyan’s CEO and founder. “It’s gratifying to see that RoseRyan’s positive, collaborative team environment, open and honest communications, values and ethics, and overall strategic direction are appreciated.”

Adds Ryan, “We’ve just significantly expanded the team and are still hiring. We encourage Bay Area finance and accounting professionals to join our award-winning workplace, especially if they’d be excited about working with fast-moving companies in our team-oriented firm.”

About the Survey: Organizational Health and Job Satisfaction
Conducted by Energage, the confidential employee survey behind the list released yesterday assesses employees’ opinions about their jobs and their alignment with the employer’s long-term outlook.

“Becoming a Top Workplace isn’t something organizations can buy,” comments Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage, about the annual competition that distinguishes businesses with healthy workplace cultures.

RoseRyan: Hiring Finance and Accounting Professionals
RoseRyan is hiring accounting and finance professionals across the board for finance engagements throughout the Bay Area to take on meaningful engagements at dynamic companies, with an emphasis on the tech and life sciences sectors. Learn more about our part- and full-time positions here:

To start the conversation about a career in finance and accounting consulting with RoseRyan, contact its talent manager, Michelle Hickam, at

Says Hickam, “We’ve heard time and again that RoseRyan is a special place to work. New employees comment on the super positive atmosphere when they arrive. The vibe is very friendly and supportive, and it’s real. We take the high road and a long-term, thoughtful approach. We take real vacations, too. We’re continuing our rapid pace of hiring in 2018, and welcome savvy finance experts who share our values.”

About Energage
Energage (formerly known as WorkplaceDynamics) specializes in employee feedback surveys and employee engagement. It has surveyed and studied over 47,000 organizations since 2006 representing well over 16 million employees in the U.S.

About RoseRyan
An award-winning consulting firm based in Silicon Valley, RoseRyan takes dynamic companies further, faster, by delivering specialized finance solutions at critical moments. We’ve been the finance dream team for 25 years to more than 800 companies at all stages of growth in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Along the way, we’ve also enjoyed national recognition for our leadership and innovation. While we focus on the tech and the life sciences sectors, we consult with companies in any industry to boost them through finance challenges. Across all stages of their journey, for companies large and small, we accelerate startups, help manage growth, tame tricky transactions, and conquer complexity. Learn more at

RoseRyan’s New Cannabis Solution Helps Companies Level Up Their Finance and Accounting So They Can Scale and Grow

Updated, 4/19/18
Media Contact:
Sarah Grolnic-McClurg
Pounce PR

Newark, Calif., April 17, 2018—RoseRyan, the San Francisco Bay Area finance and accounting consulting firm that takes companies further, faster with proven finance solutions, today unveils its Cannabis Solution.

According to the consulting firm, cannabis companies are eager to set up robust finance frameworks to support their rapid growth in the extremely dynamic market. RoseRyan, which was founded in 1993 and enjoys a stellar reputation in the Bay Area, accelerated its involvement in the cannabis market after California voters passed landmark legislation in 2016 legalizing the adult use of recreational marijuana.

“Today, we’re formally introducing RoseRyan’s Cannabis Solution, which tackles cannabis companies’ most pressing finance and accounting needs so they can advance to the next stage, be investor-ready and tap into our strong partner network to help them build their own trusted ecosystem,” explains RoseRyan Vice President Maureen Ryan. “We’re taking best practices from our tech and life sciences experience and bringing it forth, tailored, for the canna industry.”

New Solution Addresses Major Finance Challenges for Cannabis Companies

Attacking the common pain points of cannabis companies, the RoseRyan Cannabis Solution offers:

  • A rapid diagnostic review of key finance and business processes to swiftly expose gaps.
  • An outsourced finance team to establish a solid finance framework, bringing both strategic-level finance expertise plus day-to-day accounting support. The framework includes best practices, systems and processes for reliable and accurate financial reporting, business planning and forecasting, cash management, inventory tracking and more.
  • Guidance on optimal fundraising levels, capital uses and growth plan strategies from the firm’s CFO experts.
  • Strategic-level game planning on exit strategies, M&A and partnership scenarios for perpetual readiness for opportunities.
  • Access to a wide ecosystem of expert firms including tax, legal, valuation, payroll and marketing, to help companies build up, or round out, their own ecosystem of trusted partners.

The Cannabis Solution uses best practices at every stage of growth, from startup to enterprise.

“I’m impressed with what RoseRyan has brought to the table in terms of a flexible combination of CFO-level thinking and everyday accounting as our outsourced finance team,” says Dr. Paul Lessard, president and chief scientist of Delta 9 Laboratories, a medical and recreational cannabis company based out of Santa Cruz, Calif. “They helped us get our books in order at a critical time with just the right finance expertise for what we needed. I’m confident they will be a valuable resource to those seeking financial compliance and accountability in a newly regulated market.”

New Solution Solidifies the Finance & Accounting Consulting Firm’s Involvement in the Market

In addition to attending numerous cannabis conferences and trade shows, RoseRyan has added its finance and accounting expertise to the field with a number of published articles, a webinar and its own blog series. In June 2017, for instance, the National Cannabis Industry Association published the firm’s look at how to build a company’s financial backbone (RoseRyan has been an NCIA member since 2016). In October, RoseRyan produced a webinar, The Pot Thickens: Building a Successful Cannabis Business in California, that was covered by Cannabis Business Times. Available as a replay, the one-hour panel of industry experts covers legal considerations, business structures, and several industry issues and opportunities. The consulting firm plans another webinar this year.

RoseRyan first entered the cannabis field in 2014 while providing its small business solution to Nemus Bioscience and playing a critical role in the company quickly becoming public through a reverse merger.

“We’ve really enjoyed getting to know key players in this space, especially in the white-hot California market,” says Chris Vane, a RoseRyan director. “Despite some unique challenges to this industry, most business issues facing cannabis companies are common to what others in explosive growth markets experience. They need to get their financial house in order.”

He adds, “Our finance solution professionalizes their finance operations, brings CFO-level insights and prepares them strategically for whatever lies ahead. In a highly volatile market, establishing a stable financial framework and a partner ecosystem is critical for success-even survival.”

Ready to Hit the Gas for Your Cannabis Business?

Contact RoseRyan Director Chris Vane at to learn how RoseRyan can boost and transform your growing cannabis company.

About RoseRyan
RoseRyan takes dynamic companies further, faster, by delivering specialized finance and accounting solutions at every stage of your company’s growth. Versed in Silicon Valley’s rapid pace and unique business environment, our consulting firm has helped more than 800 companies achieve success since 1993. Our focus is on the tech, life sciences and cannabis sectors, yet our experience and expertise allow us to consult in other industries; ecommerce, mobile, internet and social media among them. No matter what stage in the business lifecycle you’re at, the size of your business or the scale of your next endeavor, RoseRyan has the wide-ranging solutions you require to accelerate growth. Learn more at