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RSM's Kastenschmidt Assumes New Consulting Roles Brackett to Lead Risk Advisory Services

Mar 16, 2018
Mar 16, 2018
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Kimberly Bartok, National Public Relations Leader,, 212.372.1239
Andreia DeVries, National Public Relations Manager,, 954.449.8096
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RSM US LLP (“RSM”) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market – is pleased to announce that Rob Kastenschmidt will assume two new key consulting roles within RSM and John Brackett will take on the role of risk advisory services (RAS) national leader.

Kastenschmidt is moving from his position as national leader for RAS to assume responsibility for the continued strategy, design and rollout of best practices, methodology and delivery for RSM consulting worldwide. He will work closely with the firm’s key leaders across the globe on new strategic concepts and will continue to lead the RSM Delivery Center (RDC).

As RSM continues to expand its consulting practice in Texas, Kastenschmidt will also assist with the execution of the firm’s growth strategy in the state. In this role, he will collaborate with the region’s leaders to drive consulting services in the market.

“Rob will play a pivotal role as we capitalize on this tremendous opportunity to continue to expand our consulting practice, both in the Texas market and globally,” said Brian Becker, national consulting leader for RSM US LLP. “His breadth and depth of knowledge gained from leading our national risk advisory services practice will be invaluable as we implement and execute these important growth strategies that build on the firm’s consulting strength.”

“This is an exciting time for our consulting practice as we enhance our services and offerings for clients around the world,” commented Kastenschmidt. “I’m thrilled to support our firm’s journey to be the first-choice advisor to middle market leaders, globally.”

In Brackett’s new role as national leader for RAS, he will assume the responsibility of driving the overall strategies for the practice.

Brackett brings more than 20 years of experience to the role, including six years as RAS leader in the Southeast. He was also recently appointed to serve as consulting leader for the Southeast region.

“I am confident that John will do an excellent job leading the team, creating opportunities for our employees and guiding our clients on the most critical issues affecting their businesses,” continued Becker. “His deep consulting expertise, strong enterprise leadership and client-centric focus will make him an ideal RAS team leader.”

“I am looking forward to leading RSM’s dynamic RAS practice,” said Brackett. “I am excited to continue to build and strengthen relationships with our clients and work with our team to help implement the firm’s vision.”

Kastenschmidt and Brackett’s new roles are effective immediately. Both of their new positions are examples of RSM’s focus on continuously developing the firm’s people to help them achieve their professional goals.


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