PwC US has selected Timothy F. Ryan as its new US chairman for a four-year term beginning on July 1, 2016.
Since 2013, Mr. Ryan has served as Vice Chairman and US Markets, Strategy and Stakeholders Leader, where he was responsible for the firm’s strategy function and stakeholder relationships including investor relations, regulatory affairs, public policy, corporate responsibility and human capital.
Prior to this role, Mr. Ryan led PwC’s US Assurance practice, where he oversaw all strategy and implementation of solutions that enhance the reliability of financial information shared between internal and external partners, investors and regulators. In addition, Mr. Ryan has led PwC’s US Financial Services practice and Consumer Finance Group.
Mr. Ryan has more than 25 years of diversified experience in client strategy and relationship management. In addition to his external leadership role, he also served on PwC’s “Closing the Expectation Gap Committee,” in which his contributions helped to design and implement improvements that addressed gaps between the expectations of constituents and accounting standards. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society and the Children’s Aid Society.
“Tim brings a strong sense of business strategy and client relationship management to his new role,” said Brian Cullinan, chairman of PwC’s US Board. “During his tenure at PwC and as the Markets, Strategy and Stakeholders Leader, Tim has instilled a unique approach to business growth within our culture and for our clients. With purpose always at the forefront, Tim has played a significant role in growing client trust and implementing new strategies that enable PwC to deliver outstanding client service.”
Mr. Ryan succeeds Bob Moritz who was recently appointed to global chairman of PwC and will assume his new role in July 2016. Since 2009, Mr. Moritz served two terms as US chairman.
“I have had the pleasure of knowing, and working closely with, Tim for many years. His tremendous passion for the firm, for serving our stakeholders, for making this a place where talented people want to be, for our responsibility to society, and for our shared future is evident,” said Mr. Moritz. “I know under his leadership—and with the support of his team—the firm will continue to prosper.”
Mr. Cullinan added, "I would like to thank Bob for his commitment and successful leadership of the PwC US practice over the last seven years. In his new role as Global chairman of the PwC network, he will be a strong leader for the firm not only in the pursuit of excellence for its clients, but also in challenging the business community on the issues of diversity and purpose.”
Tim Ryan is Vice Chairman and the Markets, Strategy and Stakeholders Leader at PwC, having responsibility for the firm’s strategy function and stakeholder relationships including investor relations, regulatory affairs, public policy, corporate responsibility and human capital.
Tim has over 25 years of diversified experience serving clients in the financial services industry in the U.S. and internationally. Prior to his current role, Tim led PwC's Assurance practice. In addition, Tim led PwC's U.S. Financial Services practice and PwC's Consumer Finance Group.
He has been published or quoted in numerous publications and is a frequent contributor to industry events. Tim was a member of PwC’s "Closing the Expectation Gap Committee." This committee designed and implemented improvements to PwC's audit process to address gaps between the expectations of constituents and accounting standards. He has also served on the US Board of Partners and Principals and the Board's Admissions Committee, the Management Evaluation and Compensation Committee, and the Clients Committee. Tim has also served on the network's Global Board.
Tim is a certified public accountant in Massachusetts and New York and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Tim serves on the Board of Trustees for the Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society. He graduated from Babson College where he studied accounting and communications. A Boston native, he joined the firm after graduation. Tim is the proud father of six children.