RSM Partners with Global Tech Platform Plug and Play

Chicago-based RSM US (FY17 net revenue of $2 billion) partnered with Plug and Play, a global innovation platform. As a strategic founding anchor partner for Plug and Play’s newest vertical in cybersecurity and an anchor partner in FinTech, RSM will connect with startups that are bringing innovation to the cybersecurity and financial technology spaces.

Plug and Play invests in more than 150 companies each year and has 28 locations around the world. Some of its successes include PayPal, Dropbox, SoundHound and Lending Club.

“RSM is committed to truly understanding its middle market clients, and bringing them fresh ideas and insights that help them move forward on their strategic goals,” says Joe Adams, RSM MP and CEO. “Having a perspective on new technologies and innovations is critical to fulfilling our role as first-choice advisors to our clients, as they contemplate new ways of doing business to succeed in today’s rapidly changing and increasingly global economy.”

“It is our pleasure to welcome RSM as a new partner in FinTech and as a founding anchor partner in cybersecurity,” says Saeed Amidi, founder and CEO of Plug and Play. “Their commitment to innovation is what we look for in our partners, particularly when they have such a strong position in serving the middle market.”

“Technology and innovation are changing the marketplace, and our firm and our clients need to be informed and agile to seize these new opportunities,” says Bob Jacobson, a consulting partner who will serve as the primary RSM contact with Plug and Play. “Our relationship with Plug and Play will help us advance new ideas that will help our firm and our clients succeed in the future.”

“As the first-choice advisor to the middle market, RSM represents an incredible partner and one who is dedicated to empowering their clients and employees with new innovations,” says Matt Helmers, a FinTech Innovation Manager at Plug and Play who will serve as the primary contact with RSM. “Paired with their advisory capabilities and our local leader, Bob Jacobson, we are extremely excited to collaborate with RSM and provide them with a line of sight to early, growth, and later stage companies offering new innovative technologies.”