News release

McGladrey Changes Its Name to RSM in Global Branding Initiative

Global economic publication, national brand campaign reinforce middle market commitment

Oct 25, 2015

Kimberly Bartok, Enterprise Public Relations Leader,, 212.372.1239
Andreia DeVries, Enterprise Public Relations Manager,, 919.645.6821
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RSM US LLP (“RSM”), formerly McGladrey LLP, is celebrating the launch of its new brand, which unites fellow firms from more than 110 countries in the RSM International network under a common brand, by issuing the first global edition of The Real Economy and launching a national advertising campaign. The unified brand is part of an initiative to further RSM’s vision to be the first-choice advisor to middle market leaders globally.

“Since we helped found the RSM International network more than 50 years ago, our firm has been dedicated to taking the middle market to the global market,” said RSM US LLP Managing Partner and CEO Joe Adams. “As middle market companies increase their participation in the global economy, they are challenged by the ever-changing regulatory and business landscape. For decades our firm has combined an understanding of our clients’ unique challenges and aspirations with our knowledge of the global business environment to help leaders move forward with confidence. The RSM brand brings this enduring commitment to life in a real and tangible way.”

As a centerpiece of the rebrand, RSM is launching The Global Real Economy, a semi-annual global edition of its flagship publication, The Real Economy. Led by RSM US LLP Chief Economist, Joe Brusuelas, and other RSM leaders from around the world, these reports address a range of international issues relevant to middle market firms around the globe. This global thought leadership initiative is part of a larger effort by RSM to provide actionable insights and analysis to middle market companies about the issues most relevant to their businesses.

RSM is also launching an advertising campaign in the U.S. as part of the rebrand entitled, “The Gauntlet,” with national television spots airing on Headline News, CNN, Bloomberg TV and The Golf Channel. Developed by Charlotte-based Luquire George Andrews, the campaign also features extensive online, digital and traditional media components in leading publications read by middle market business leaders. The creative premise for the ads centers around a middle market leader running a real-life gauntlet, meant to symbolize the challenges RSM can help clients overcome as they grow and expand globally.

“It is extremely important that our thought leadership and creative assets represent the global issues our clients face every day and underscore our commitment to help them experience the power of being understood,” said Andy Bosman, principal and chief marketing officer of RSM US LLP. “Our unified brand gives us a broader range of global expertise and perspectives to provide even more relevant insights to middle market businesses on a daily basis.”

“Over the years, our firm has evolved with our clients, developing a strong suite of services to support their expansion into the global market,” said Adams. “Unifying under the RSM brand will better enable current and potential clients of RSM International firms around the world to more clearly see the strength and broad reach of global services offered.”


RSM is the leading provider of professional services to the middle market. 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 landscape. Our purpose is to instill confidence in a world of change, empowering our clients and people to realize their full potential.

RSM US LLP is the U.S. member of RSM International, a global network of independent assurance, tax and consulting firms with 64,000 people in 120 countries. For more information, visit, like us on Facebook, follow us on X and/or connect with us on LinkedIn.