What an honor! Congrats to Kathy Ryan, who was recently named to Accounting Today’s annual list of “Managing Partner Elite” for a rare second time. This year, Accounting Today gave this prestigious recognition to just 10 special leaders in the field from across the country.
Accounting Today has a set criteria for who appears on the list: Those named are known for being planners, for making the most of technology, developing workplace culture, and implementing smart ways to best serve their clients and grow their firm.
Kathy does all those things, but it’s unusual for someone to be named twice, as the publication noted in its recent write-up about the 2018 Managing Elite Partner list:
“With her unique firm celebrating its 25th anniversary this year … we thought it made sense to highlight Kathy Ryan again, as she continues to be a model for firm leaders who are looking to engage their staff in a genuine way.”
Accounting Today recognized both Kathy and RoseRyan for:
- Leadership and culture: We’ve earned a frequent spot on Best Workplace lists, partly due to our clearly defined culture, which is guided by four values that serve as the cornerstones of our success. These values are known as TrEAT around here (we’re Trustworthy, we Excel in all that we do, we Advocate for each other and clients, and we operate as a Team).
- A dedication to female leadership: The majority of our executive team is made up of talented women, as noted by the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance and American Women’s Society of CPAs.
- Innovativeness: Our development of an in-house scheduling, timesheet and billing system has been spun off into its own separate company called Bizinta.
Kathy’s leadership has been widely recognized in the 25 years she has led RoseRyan. She first made Accounting Today’s Managing Partner Elite list in 2014. The San Francisco Business Times has named her an influential woman in Bay Area business, and the San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal has named her one of the most influential women in Silicon Valley.
Want to be a part of a great team that has demonstrated staying power since Kathy and another woman founded RoseRyan 25 years ago? See our latest job opportunities, and reach out to our Talent Manager Michelle Hickam if you think you’d be a good fit for our winning workplace.