Phil Ryan

Phil Ryan, CPA, MBA Partner, Assurance

Phil has led audit and attest engagements for a multitude of clients with annual revenues from a few million dollars to $6 billion. He proactively communicates upcoming and existing accounting rules, applications and interpretations based on clients’ needs. Then he remains engaged to help them implement complex accounting issues and pronouncements while providing timely business advice.

Location: Cleveland Email: Phone: 216.774.1120

Credentials & Education

  • Certified Public Accountant (Ohio and District of Columbia)
  • M.B.A., John Carroll University
  • B.S.B.A. in Accountancy, John Carroll University

Phil’s expertise focuses on overseeing audits, reviews and consulting for closely held businesses, private equity firms and private equity owned companies. With 17 years of experience, including working at a Big 4 firm for over a dozen years, he delivers innovative solutions to drive measurable business value to a variety of industries, including renewable energy; industrial and consumer products; manufacturing; private equity; distribution and wholesale; and service. Phil’s technical background includes accounting for business combinations, intangible asset/goodwill impairment, revenue recognition, income taxes, accounting for variable interest entities and inventory costing. He uses the entirety of his experience and expertise to help clients maximize opportunities and remain compliant even outside of the audit. Most recently, Phil has worked closely with clients to understand the business impact of the new lease and revenue recognition rules.


  • Member of the firm’s senior leadership team, leading the go-to-market efforts for private equity
  • Open Doors Academy
  • Ohio Society of CPAs
  • American Institute of CPAs
  • Cleveland Leadership Center’s Bridge Builders Program (Class of 2015)
  • Cleveland Inside Business Magazine “Top 25 Under 35” award (2011)

Phil lives in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, with his wife and their four children. Having four young kids doesn’t leave much time for individual hobbies. However, Phil does enjoy coaching his kids’ soccer and tee-ball teams, or taking his kids to the driving range, running, boating or to a local Cleveland sporting event.