News release

RSM Names Michael Gerlach National Professional Services Sector Leader

Jul 08, 2021
Jul 08, 2021
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Andreia DeVries, National Public Relations Manager,, 212.520.1266
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RSM US LLP (“RSM”) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market – recently announced that Michael Gerlach has been appointed to serve as RSM’s national professional services sector leader.

In this new role, as part of the firm’s national business and professional services leadership team, Gerlach will focus on growth and innovation for RSM’s professional services practice which spans multiple subsectors including architecture and engineering, consulting, legal, tax and accounting services. He will continue to execute on RSM’s vision to be the first-choice advisor to middle market leaders globally.

Michael’s deep knowledge of the marketplace and forward looking vision will help our clients continue to adapt to new and evolving needs. His unique background makes him a great fit for this role and will allow us to further demonstrate ‘the power of being understood’ by supporting our clients in innovative ways. I am thrilled to have Michael serve as our professional services sector leader.
Dan Whelan, national business and professional services leader with RSM US LLP

Gerlach is a partner at RSM with more than 20 years of experience serving business and professional service firms, including law firms, consulting firms and executive search firms. He has extensive experience in advising firm leaders on best practices pertaining to operational effectiveness and efficiencies. He is a frequent speaker and author on business and professional service firms accounting topics and is a facilitator for local and national training for the firm.

“I am honored and excited for this opportunity to work with my colleagues and our clients in the professional services sector,” said Gerlach. “The sector has faced many challenges recently due to the pandemic but there is much opportunity for firms to reassess and prepare for economic recovery. I’m excited to continue helping firms position for the future in areas such as technology, digital transformation, data-driven decision-making, cybersecurity and employee engagement. I look forward to helping our clients continue to achieve growth in the post-pandemic economy, and beyond.”

Additionally, Gerlach is a member of RSM’s three-year, cutting edge Industry Eminence Program, which positions its senior analysts to understand, forecast and communicate economic, business and technology trends shaping the industries RSM serves. He has written extensively on trends in the professional services sector, including operations, workforce trends, digital transformation, technology and efficiency solutions and other related topics.


RSM’s purpose is to deliver the power of being understood to our clients, colleagues and communities through world-class audit, tax and consulting services focused on middle market businesses. The clients we serve are the engine of global commerce and economic growth, and we are focused on developing leading professionals and services to meet their evolving needs in today’s ever-changing business environment.

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