Ross McKinney

Managing Director

Ross is a Managing Director in Global Tax Management’s International Tax practice where he brings over 22 years of corporate tax experience advising multinational companies in both the public and private sectors. Ross has significant pharmaceutical industry experience, and has served clients across life science, manufacturing, distribution, and service industries. Being a former tax leader for billion-dollar enterprises, Ross is keenly aware of the demands placed upon tax departments with significant global operations. His perspective and broad tax skill set that includes US international tax planning/reporting, ASC 740 income tax accounting, and tax efficient supply chain and transfer pricing structures for intangible-focused companies make him a valued advisor to the clients he serves.

Prior to joining GTM, Ross spent over eight years as Head of Tax for Incyte Corporation, a $16 billion global biopharmaceutical company and member of the S&P 500 and Fortune 1000. Ross shaped the company’s tax department and global tax strategy/structure over a period of exponential growth for the company. Throughout his tenure, Ross frequently presented to the Audit Committee and full Board of Directors regarding Incyte’s global tax and transfer pricing strategies, risks and initiatives.  Prior to Incyte, Ross spent two years as Director of Global Tax Planning & Research at VWR International (now Avantor), a leading distributor of life sciences equipment.

Ross also spent more than 10 years with Ernst & Young in both its international tax practice and business tax services groups across three different offices:  Philadelphia, Nashville, and Atlanta. Ross focused on multinational clients and optimizing their global tax rates in concert with each company’s business needs and risk profile. Many of his larger projects were generated as the direct result of assisting companies with their international tax accounting complexities. While at EY, Ross was also a frequent speaker on various international tax matters both internally and at external seminars hosted by Tax Executives Institute (TEI) and International Fiscal Association (IFA).

Born and raised in middle Tennessee, Ross currently resides in Malvern, Pennsylvania with his wife, two children, and two dogs. In addition to spending quality time with his family, he enjoys traveling, mountain biking, and vegetable gardening.



B.S. in Business Administration, Accounting (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

Masters of Accounting – Tax Concentration (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)