United States

RSM Announces New Board Chairman, Members



RSM US LLP (RSM) — the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market — recently named Ed Bartak as the firm's new chairman of the board for a one-year term, replacing Craig Radke whose term expired Nov. 30, 2015. Additional new board members include Sergio de la Fe, national go-to-market leader for consulting services and consulting leadership team member for RSM; Rob Stoettner, office managing partner for the firm’s Schaumburg, IL office; and Stu Taub, real estate practice leader for the firm’s Northeast Region and real estate and audit practice leader for New York. Each of the new board members was elected to a four-year term.

“We have been fortunate to have Craig lead our firm's board of directors over the past two years," said Joe Adams, managing partner and CEO for RSM US LLP. "We appreciate the guidance that he and other board members have provided to help our middle market clients succeed. We look forward to Ed's leadership, and to the fresh perspectives that Sergio, Rob and Stu will bring to the board as we continue to progress toward our vision of being the first-choice advisor to middle market leaders, globally."

"Serving as the chairman of RSM’s board of directors in the U.S. has been a privilege," said Radke. "I was honored to represent our partners during an important time in our firm’s history, and know that Ed will bring a balanced approach to his position as chairman, given his understanding of the firm’s various lines of business, market segments and offices. And I look forward to the leadership our new board chairman and members will provide to guide our firm as we continue our 90-year tradition of helping clients achieve success and helping our people build rewarding careers.”

"I look forward to working with our firm’s board of directors and management team as we advance our position as the leader in providing audit, tax and consulting services to entrepreneurial, growing companies around the world," said Bartak of his new role as chairman. "We are fortunate to have a board and leaders who understand what’s important to our clients, our people and our firm. This understanding leads to success for all of us."

Bartak is located in Kansas City and has been a tax partner at RSM for the past eleven years. He has 26 years of experience in public accounting. He currently serves as the Office Managing Partner for Kansas City, South Central Tax Corridor leader and Kansas City Tax location leader.

Bartak holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Northern Illinois University and a Master of Business Administration degree from University of St. Francis. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants, Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants and Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants.

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.

RSM US LLP is the U.S. member of RSM International, a global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms with 51,000 people across 123 countries. For more information, visit rsmus.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and/or connect with us on LinkedIn.