Tim Ryan is PwC’s US Chair and Senior Partner with over 30 years of diversified experience serving clients across the globe. A forward-thinking leader committed to driving human-led, tech-powered outcomes to build trust in society and solve important problems, Tim has a proven record in advancing strategy, growth, collaboration, innovation, and upskilling.
He has reimagined PwC for the modern era, leading a complete digital transformation and launching a bold new strategy – The New Equation – to get ahead of the rapid pace of change in the industry, bringing the best people, capabilities, and technology together to support clients in building trust and delivering sustained outcomes. Recognizing that trust is more important than ever before, he founded PwC’s Trust Leadership Institute to equip tomorrow’s C-suite leaders with the trust-based skills needed to operate in a complex world.
Identifying a need for more explicit conversations around diversity and inclusion in business, Tim opened up a firmwide conversation about race in the workplace at PwC during his first week as Chair in 2016. With equity foundational to Tim’s trust-based leadership, he went on to found CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™– the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace, with 2,000 signatory organizations – as well as CEO Action for Racial Equity to promote scalable, sustainable policies and corporate best practices to address systemic racism and social injustice.
Tim is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Brookings Institution and the Financial Accounting Foundation, where he is Co-Chair of its Standard-Setting Process Oversight Committee. He is also Chair of the Center for Audit Quality’s (CAQ) Governing Board, a non-partisan, non-profit group dedicated to enhancing investor confidence and public trust in the global capital markets.
Tim has strong Irish roots – and is grateful to his parents for teaching him the value of hard work and honesty. He remembers evening tea with neighbors and family friends, where he learned the art of respectful conversations. Raised in Boston, Tim learned early leadership lessons when he started his first job at age 14 as a grocery store stocker. He joined PwC after graduating from Babson College. Tim is a runner and proud father of six children – and a dog.