RSM Announces New Board Chairman, Members

Bob Jacobson

Bob Jacobson

Chicago-based RSM (FY16 net revenue of $1.85 billion), formerly known as McGladrey and the biggest national accounting firm outside the Big 4, recently named Bob Jacobson as the firm’s new chairman of the board for a one-year term, succeeding Ed Bartak whose term concluded Nov. 30.

“As chairman of the RSM board, I plan to build on the strong, strategic focus that my predecessor has established to ensure our firm continues to move forward on our strategy to be first-choice advisors to our clients,” says Jacobson.

Additional new board members include Matt Bradvica, national leader of RSM’s credits, incentives and methods group; Gregg Kiehl, RSM’s Southeast region tax services leader and Carolinas market managing partner; and Milton Marcotte, RSM’s national leader of transaction advisory services and health care consulting services. Each of the new board members was elected to a four-year term effective Dec. 1, 2016.

“We are so appreciative of the leadership that Ed brought to our firm’s board of directors as chairman this past year,” said Joe Adams, MP and CEO for RSM US LLP. “He has strengthened our board’s focus on the strategic issues that are important to help our firm and our middle market clients succeed. Under Bob’s leadership, combined with the unique insights that Matt, Gregg and Milton will bring to the board, we expect a continuation of this strategic oversight and counsel to ensure we are moving forward on our strategy to be the first-choice advisor to middle market leaders, globally.”

“I am grateful to have had the opportunity and privilege to serve our firm as chairman of the board,” says Bartak. “We’ve made significant progress this past year working with our firm’s board of directors and management team to advance our position as the leader in providing audit, tax and consulting services to entrepreneurial, growing companies around the world.”

Jacobson says,  “Our role is to stay on the forefront of changes in the marketplace and work with our management team to be nimble and responsive to the market, while staying the course on strategy execution. While we have a solid strategy and strong leadership in place, our board also takes seriously its stewardship role to safeguard the long-term sustainability of our firm, to benefit our clients and our people.”