Edward Ryan

Co-Founder / Audit & Advisory Partner

Edward Ryan, CPA, leads the firm’s Assurance practice. With more than 20 years of experience, Ed works with a wide range of clients, including those in the government contracting, technology and service industries.

Ed brings seasoned expertise to auditing and reviewing companies, ranging from small start-ups to large publicly held corporations. He has managed and performed IPOs, SEC filings, financial statement audits and financial statement reviews and compilations.

Ed's industry knowledge enables him to provide proactive advice to executives on financial transactions, business combinations and other key accounting issues, including:

  • Employee stock compensation and complex equity transactions
  • Revenue recognition
  • Financial statement presentation
  • Best practices for accounting processes and internal controls

Prior to forming RyanSharkey in 2002, Ed served as a manager at two global firms, Grant Thornton and Ernst & Young, overseeing audits on companies ranging from development stage to $100 million in revenue. 

Professional Affiliations:

  • Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)
    • National Capital Membership Committee
    • Golf Tournament Committee
  • Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA)


  • B.S., Accounting, George Mason University


Service Experience: 
  • Audits, Reviews and Compilations
  • Financial Reporting – Publicly and Privately held entities
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • IPO Readiness
  • Employee Benefit Plan Audits
Industry Experience: 
  • Technology (Bio-Tech and Telecommunications)
  • Professional Services
  • Government Contracting

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