DALLAS (Nov. 1, 2018) ‒ Ryan, a leading global tax services and software provider, announced Ray Melone has joined the Firm as principal, Sales and Use Tax, based in New York, NY. Melone brings 23 years of experience in all areas within sales and use tax, including 20 years specifically in public accounting, across the manufacturing, retail, not-for-profit and exempt organizations, distribution, technology, hospitality, legal, life sciences, construction, and financial services industries.
“Ray Melone is one of the most recognized leaders in this industry and the Tri-State area, and his joining Ryan will give us added depth and penetration in this region of the country,” said G. Brint Ryan, chairman and CEO of Ryan. “His reputation and proven record of building business will allow us to grow the practice quickly and strengthen our presence in the New York Tri-State area and bring increased value to our clients.”
Most recently, Melone served as partner and New Jersey and New York sales and use tax practice leader with a Big Four accounting firm where he successfully leveraged indirect tax teams across the Northeast and grew engagements. Prior to this, he was a partner with a global accounting firm, serving as the indirect tax practice leader, where he built from the ground up the indirect tax practice in the New York/New England market territory.
“Ryan’s entrepreneurial environment is ripe for building the business and serving clients in the Tri-State area,” said Melone. “I’m proud to join a Firm that has such a stellar and respected reputation for its expertise and client service that is known for helping clients achieve their tax goals.”
Melone earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with a concentration in Accounting from Montclair State University and his Master of Accountancy in Taxation degree from Rutgers University. He is a certified public accountant in New Jersey and New York and a Certified Member of the Institute in Sales Tax with the Institute for Professionals in Taxation.
Ryan, an award-winning global tax services and software provider, is the largest Firm in the world dedicated exclusively to business taxes. With global headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides an integrated suite of federal, state, local, and international tax services on a multijurisdictional basis, including tax recovery, consulting, advocacy, compliance, and technology services. Ryan is a seven-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 multidisciplinary team of more than 2,500 professionals and associates serves over 14,000 clients in more than 50 countries, including many of the world’s most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at ryan.com. “Ryan” and “Firm” refer to the global organizational network and may refer to one or more of the member firms of Ryan International, each of which is a separate legal entity.