Dallas-Based Ryan Appoints New Chief Data Officer

Chitranjan Sharma brings more than a decade of extensive experience in building technology and data platforms in capital markets, implementing innovative products, and promoting a data-driven culture.

Dallas-based global tax services and software provider Ryan has appointed Chitranjan Sharma as chief data officer.

Sharma brings more than a decade of extensive experience in building technology and data platforms in capital markets, implementing innovative products, and promoting a data-driven culture.

“Chitranjan brings the expertise and innovation to ensure our technology practices, strategy, and mindset are nothing short of exceptional,” Ravi Shrivastava, SVP and chief technology and data officer at Ryan, said in a statement. “We’re delighted to welcome him to the team as Ryan continues to evolve.”

Ryan said that in his new role, Sharma will spearhead the development of a global data strategy, optimizing profitability and tax compliance. He’ll also drive best-in-class data models and practices to promote digital transformation at Ryan.

Past roles at ROC360 and Credit Suisse

Before joining Ryan, Sharma held several leadership roles, including chief technology officer and managing director at ROC360 and senior data and technology executive at Credit Suisse. Sharma also served in an advisory capacity at Cognino and as a consultant with Financial Risk Group.

“I’m excited to join such an innovative and dynamic team here at Ryan,” Sharma said in a statement. “Technology and data are like puzzle pieces that fit into the overall success of an operation. Ryan understands how integral these two puzzle pieces are, and I am thrilled to be a part of the Firm’s vision for the future.”

Ryan is the largest firm in the world dedicated exclusively to business taxes. It provides an integrated suite of federal, state, local, and international tax services on a multi-jurisdictional basis, including tax recovery, consulting, advocacy, compliance, and technology services.

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