United States

RSM announces plans to create RSM First-Choice Advisor Center

Hires Rick Davis, Linda Davis and Pat Nunley as faculty



RSM US LLP (“RSM”) — the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market – recently announced the creation of the RSM First-Choice Advisor Center to enhance its ability to deliver the power of being understood to clients. In support of the center, RSM has acquired certain assets of Athens Partners, including hiring Rick Davis, Linda Davis and Pat Nunley as center faculty.

“Our firm has been making strong progress toward our vision to be the first-choice advisor to middle market leaders,” said RSM US LLP Managing Partner and CEO Joe Adams. “The RSM First-Choice Advisor Center is the next step in equipping our professionals to consistently deliver the power of being understood to our clients in every interaction. It will combine and build on the leading-edge client experience curriculum we have developed over the last several years.”

Davis, Davis and Nunley have been critical collaborators assisting RSM in the development of many of its existing tools and programs. During the next several months, they will work with the center’s executive team – RSM US LLP’s Bill Gorman, chief operating officer; Katie Lamkin, chief HR officer; Jeff Johannesen, national tax leader and client experience leader; and Andy Bosman, chief marketing officer – to align existing offerings and identify new programs to help professionals develop broad-based business advisory skills in addition to their technical competencies. In addition to serving as faculty of the RSM First-Choice Advisor Center, Davis, Davis and Nunley will continue to offer relationship-building and sales enablement tools and training programs to law firms and other professional services organizations, and they will continue to serve members of the RSM US Alliance and RSM International Network.

“We are very excited to join RSM to help the firm accelerate progress toward its vision,” said Rick Davis, founder of Athens Partners. “Linda, Pat and I have been fortunate to enjoy a strong relationship with RSM and its professionals over the years, and we look forward to taking this next step to become part of the firm to further enhance our ability to support RSM professionals in delivering the power of being understood to current and prospective clients.”

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.