United States

RSM Names Sam Mascareno West Regional Managing Partner



RSM US LLP (RSM) – the nation's leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market – announced today that Sam Mascareno has been appointed to serve as managing partner for the firm’s West region, effective May 1, 2016.

In his new role, Mascareno will have responsibility for leading teams focused on serving clients in Phoenix, Ariz.; Irvine; Los Angeles; Pleasanton; San Diego; San Francisco and San Jose, Calif.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Olympia, Seattle and Tacoma, Wash. The area includes 11 RSM offices. Mascareno will also be a member of the RSM US LLP combined leadership team.

Mascareno succeeds Don Natenstedt who is taking on a new role as leader of the firm’s new domestic tax compliance service center.

“The West region has a strong history of growth and exceptional client service, as well as a longstanding commitment to the growth and development of our people” said RSM US Chief Operating Officer Bill Gorman. “I am confident that tradition will continue with Sam at the helm.”

Mascareno has served as office managing partner and tax leader for the RSM office in San Diego, as well as the tax practice leader and federal credits and incentives group leader for the West region. He currently serves on the national tax leadership team.

“I am excited to continue building upon the strong foundation that has been established in our West region to position RSM as the first-choice advisor to middle market leaders, as well as a premier employer of business advisors,” said Mascareno. “During the last several years, we have built critical mass in key markets, such as the Bay Area and Los Angeles, brought in new professionals via mergers and acquisitions, expanded services to many outstanding clients and hired some great new talent. Our markets in the West are full of opportunity. RSM’s strong brand, combined with our commitment to delivering “the power of being understood” to the clients and employees who work with us, puts us in a great position to make the most of it.”

Mascareno is a Certified Public Accountant and has more than 22 years of experience serving clients with a focus on domestic and international tax issues impacting middle market companies, including life sciences, technology, manufacturing, wholesale/distribution and cross-border/international companies. He graduated with honors from San Diego State University with a Master’s degree in taxation and a Bachelor’s degree in accounting. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and California Society of Certified Public Accountants. He frequently speaks to professional organizations on tax issues impacting businesses.

Mascareno will continue to be based in RSM’s San Diego office at 1455 Frazee Road, Suite 600, San Diego.

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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