RSM US LLP (“RSM”) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market – recently announced that Gil Avnit and Julie Kelly will serve as RSM’s national media and entertainment sector co-leaders.
In their new roles, Avnit and Kelly will join the firm’s national technology, media and telecom leadership team. They will continue to build RSM’s expertise and footprint across the different subsectors within the media and entertainment industry.
“Gil and Julie each bring tremendous media and entertainment experience to their roles," said Steve Ingram, national technology, media and entertainment, and telecom leader with RSM US LLP. “Their strong leadership, strategic focus and unique industry perspectives are a valuable asset to our professionals, clients and the marketplace.”
“The media and entertainment industry is evolving more quickly than ever – from multi-platform media to streaming services and video gaming and esports,” said Avnit. “I look forward to co-leading our national team with Julie as we help our clients navigate changes in the industry and guide them to success in this changing environment.”
“I’m excited to collaborate with Gil and expand our ongoing media and entertainment strategy to be a first-choice advisor to the middle market,” said Kelly. “This leadership position is an incredible opportunity to contribute to the success of the firm and provide valuable industry insights to our clients.”
Avnit is an audit senior manager with more than 13 years of experience serving middle market companies in the media and technology industries. He works directly with RSM clients to understand their global needs and provide value-added, cost-effective solutions. Avnit has extensive experience working with private equity firms and their portfolio companies. This experience, coupled with Avnit’s industry expertise, allows him to proactively identify and address the needs of RSM’s clients, acting as a true business partner throughout the private equity cycle of the investment.
Kelly is a director in RSM’s transaction advisory services practice. Her background primarily includes working in software (license and SaaS), digital media, advertising and marketing, recorded music and music publishing, ecommerce and tech-enabled services. Kelly has more than 10 years of professional experience providing financial statement audits and advising clients on accounting, finance and business processes for middle market clients, with the last seven years focused on providing financial due diligence services. Her transaction advisory and financial due diligence experience includes identification of key deal issues, quality of earnings analysis, revenue and profitability analysis, working capital and purchase agreement consultation.
Avnit earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Touro College. Kelly earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting and information systems from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
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