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Consulting Magazine Names RSM's Gavin Backos a Top 25 Consultant

Oct 09, 2020

Kimberly Bartok, Enterprise Public Relations Leader,, 212.372.1239
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Consulting Magazine Names RSM's Gavin Backos a Top 25 Consultant

CHICAGO – (October 9, 2020) – 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 Gavin Backos, a principal in RSM’s management consulting practice, has been named one of Consulting magazine’s Top 25 Consultants in 2020. Each year, the publication recognizes the “most influential consultants” in the profession.

Consulting magazine “identifies the most influential consultants in the consulting profession—those individuals having the biggest impact on their clients, their firms and the profession.” According to the publication, the Top 25 Consultants distinguish themselves with their ability to effect change, and their extraordinary efforts have helped define the essence of what it means to be a "trusted advisor" to clients.

“Gavin is really passionate about our industry, which is exemplified by his strong relationships with our clients and colleagues,” said Brian Becker, national consulting leader with RSM US LLP. “He makes every effort to truly understand our clients’ needs, and in turn, provides them with innovative solutions that help them create meaningful change in their businesses. He also continuously invests his time in developing and coaching his colleagues throughout their careers. We’re excited that Gavin’s been named a Top 25 Consultant, which we believe represents his dedication and commitment to our clients, our teams and our industry.”

“It is an unbelievable honor to be recognized by Consulting magazine on this esteemed list,” said Backos. “At RSM, we believe that our first-choice advisor behaviors – caring, curious, critical thinking, collaboration and courage – apply to our clients and our people equally. My passion around client service and people development is supported by our commitment to those 5C’s. I am so appreciative of the opportunities I’ve had during my career and that I get to work with such talented people every day.”

Backos was recognized during publication’s virtual program on Thurs., Oct. 8.

Previous RSM Top 25 honorees have included Ty Beasley (2019), JuliAn Coy (2018), Michael J. Grossman (2017), Joe Decilveo, Jr. (2016), Brian Becker (2014), Jon Caforio (2012) and Bill Kracunas (2011).


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