News release

RSM Names Chris Shaker National Retail Sector Leader

May 12, 2022

Andreia DeVries, National Public Relations Manager,, 212.520.1266
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RSM Names Chris Shaker National Retail Sector Leader

CHICAGO – (May 12, 2022) – RSM US LLP (“RSM”) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market – recently announced that Chris Shaker has been selected to lead RSM’s national retail sector, effective May 1, 2022.

In this new role, Shaker will focus on growing RSM’s retail practice by seeking out opportunities to bring the firm’s client-centric approach and deep understanding of the evolving retail landscape to companies.

“Chris is an invaluable member of the consumer products team, and I know he’s going to be a fantastic leader for the retail sector,” said Carol Lapidus, national consumer products leader with RSM US LLP. “He is passionate about building lasting relationships with clients and colleagues, and pursuing our goal to be the first-choice advisors to middle market businesses.”

“RSM’s national retail sector team continues to make significant investments in our people, processes and technology to be able to assist our retail clients with all of the challenges they face in this constantly evolving business environment,” said Shaker. “The combination of amazing people, deep retail sector expertise and state of the art technology tools has helped us create a best in class retail practice, and I’m excited to lead this team and bring all of this forward to our clients.”

Shaker has 19 years of experience providing audit and accounting services to clients primarily in the retail sector of the consumer products industry. 

Additionally, Shaker was a member of the inaugural class 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 retail trends, including evolving consumer behaviors and preferences, supply chain disruptions and digital transformation.


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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