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Ryan Leininger, CPA, CVA

Senior Manager

Ryan Leininger, CPA, CVA is an audit Senior Manager who joined the firm in August 2005.  He devotes a great deal of time working in the audit and attestation department, along with business valuation and general consulting arenas.  A majority or Ryan’s clients are in the construction, manufacturing and distribution industries.  Ryan has valued businesses for litigation matters and for federal tax purposes such as estates, gift tax returns and asset allocation.  He also has experience in employee benefit plan audits, cost segregation studies and fraud investigations.

Ryan obtained his undergraduate degree from Defiance College with specializations in Accounting, Business Management, and Economics.  Ryan also obtained his Masters in Accountancy degree from Bowling Green State University.  Ryan is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.

Why did you join William Vaughan Company?

While interviewing with the Company, I realized the strong relationships they had with their clients and among the team was outstanding.  In addition, the comradery within the office was at a high level and everyone seemed to be having fun at what they were doing.

What are you most passionate about in your work?

The client relationships I have obtained over the years.  I not only look at each relationship as “clients” but more as a friendship that will last a lifetime.  I enjoy not only helping those with accounting and consulting expertise, but with personal items as well.

What makes William Vaughan Company different?

The client relationships and team atmosphere are unique here. It is one of the biggest reasons I joined William Vaughan Company. The ability to build strong client relationships is richly rewarding, all while having a very flexible work environment.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

Family and friends are a large part of my life.  I enjoy spending time with my wife, Danielle, and our kids.  I also enjoy riding the Harley, fishing, sports, and cooking.  I am an outdoors person.

What’s a fun fact few would know about you?

I was given the nickname “House” when I was in 4th grade by Coach Merillat (my little league baseball coach.) When two opposing players ran into me, in two separate instances, I did not move. Meanwhile they ended up hurt on the ground ... the nickname has stuck with me to this day.  Coaches in college, and my teammates called me this, and still do. I am pretty sure of them do not even know my real name.  A few co-workers call me this on occasion.  

I will probably go to the grave with family, friends, and acquaintances still shouting it out to me … which I am perfectly comfortable with.

Education and Accreditation?

  • Graduate of Defiance College
  • Graduate of Bowling Green State University with a Master's in Accounting
  • Certified Personal Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
  • Member of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA) 
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) 
  • Member of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA)