GBQ is pleased to announce that Ryan Kilpatrick, CPA, has been promoted to Tax Director. Ryan is based in our Cincinnati office.

Ryan joined GBQ in 2017, bringing substantial leadership and technical tax skills to the firm. In 2020, Ryan accepted an opportunity with a local CPA firm before returning to GBQ in 2021. Having spent nearly a decade in public accounting, Ryan provides significant tax compliance and consulting services to middle-market and closely-held companies. Specifically, he focuses on leading the tax efforts for GBQ’s construction and restaurant industry practices. Additionally, Ryan plays a role in providing transaction advisory services to various clients throughout the firm.

Tax Director Chris Dean shared, “We are pleased to recognize Ryan for his outstanding accomplishments and commitment to the firm and our clients. His expertise and commitment to excellence serve as an integral part of our rapidly growing organization. Ryan is well-deserving of this promotion and we are confident he will empower the growth of our tax team for years to come.”

Ryan is involved in several organizations, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, The Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, and local chapters of the Association for Corporate Growth and the Construction Financial Management Association. He also serves as board officer and finance committee chair for New Path Child & Family Solutions.


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