Ryan L. Masterson graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude in 2009 and a Master of Accountancy in tax in May 2010. While at SIUC he received the Ernst & Young Outstanding Senior in Accounting Award and the Kemper CPA Group Outstanding Contribution to the School of Accountancy Graduate Student Award as well as held offices of President and Vice-President of the Accounting Society.
Ryan began his career at Kemper CPA Group in the Mt. Carmel office and passed all sections of the CPA exam in November of 2010. During graduate school at SIUC he passed the CFE exam and became certified as a CFE after meeting the experience requirements in 2011.
Raised in Fairfield, IL he resided there while working primarily in the Mt. Carmel office moving to Evansville, IN in 2013.
Ryan is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) and holds the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) credential. The Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV ®) credential is granted exclusively by the AICPA to CPAs and qualified finance professionals who demonstrate considerable expertise in business valuation through their knowledge, skill, experience and adherence to professional standards. Utilizing these skills Ryan works with business owners helping to navigate the challenging tax issues, acquisitions, sales, transitions and other unique situations each encounter.
In addition to tax and business valuation matters Ryan has extensive experience in the oil and gas industry working with independent producers and affiliated service companies. He is involved in various related trade associations, organizations and events.
- Kiwanis, Treasurer
- Wabash County Chamber of Commerce, Treasurer
- Tri-State Association of Desk and Derrick Club, Current President, Past Vice President
- Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs Club Bylaws Review Committee, Chair
- Illinois Basin Young Professionals, Member
- Area Economic Alliance in Wabash County, IL, Treasurer