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Kathy Ryan Named a Woman of Influence by the San Francisco Business Times

Newark, Calif., May 4, 2015—Kathy Ryan, a founder and CEO of RoseRyan, an accounting and finance consulting firm, has been honored by the San Francisco Business Times as one of the most influential women in Bay Area business.

“I’m delighted to be selected to the list,” says Ryan, who started her specialized consulting firm with another woman in 1993. “Building RoseRyan into the thriving firm that we are today has been my passion, so it’s an honor to be recognized. It’s a thrill to be profiled alongside so many outstanding business leaders as well.”

The publication formally announced its 2015 list on Friday in a special supplement and will host a celebration of the women in June. Nominators commented on honorees’ leadership, community involvement and career success.

About Kathy Ryan
Kathleen (“Kathy”) Ryan co-founded her firm more than 20 years ago when she and a colleague saw a better way to deliver superior finance and accounting services to Bay Area companies.

Today, RoseRyan is a growing, energetic professional services firm that provides outstanding accounting and finance firepower exactly when and where it is needed to companies at any stage in the business lifecycle. Serving companies as they start up, grow rapidly, expand through IPO or acquisitions, and evolve into mature enterprises, the consulting firm helps clients conquer finance challenges along their growth path.

Known for its friendly and engaging corporate culture and centered on a set of core values, RoseRyan benefits from its unique business model, brand and Ryan’s ongoing leadership. Employees are provided flexible choices via full-time and part-time positions as well as satisfying work engagements. Last fall, Accounting Today referred to RoseRyan’s positive workforce satisfaction rates as “stratospheric.” The national trade publication made the characterization when it included Ryan on its 2014 Managing Partner Elite list, an annual selection of the nation’s most outstanding leaders in accounting based on strategy, staffing and technology.

Also in 2014, Ryan was the subject of an extensive Q&A with the San Jose Mercury News, and she published an article in Accounting Today about the importance of soft skills in accounting. In 2012, she was named a woman of influence in Silicon Valley by the San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal, one of 100 women selected for this annual list. To learn more about Kathy Ryan and her career, check out her bio.


About RoseRyan
Based in Silicon Valley, RoseRyan is a leading finance and accounting consulting firm founded in 1993. We power successful businesses in life sciences, technology, cleantech and other industries. Our finance dream team tackles critical assignments for companies at all stages, serving as outsourced CFOs, preparing companies for IPOs and M&As, performing immaculate corporate governance work and providing expert advice on emerging accounting challenges. Recent and current clients include Genomic Health, Nature Box, Tesla, Gilead Sciences, NVIDIA and Philips Lumileds. For more information, visit

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