United States

RSM Board of Directors Announces Three New Members



RSM US LLP (“RSM”) — the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market — recently elected three new board members — Sudhir Kondisetty, risk advisory services principal; Sara Lord, national director of audit services; and Jerry Martin, international tax partner.  Each new board member was elected to a four-year term, effective Dec. 1, 2018.

“Our board plays an important role in helping us stay true to our vision to be the first-choice advisor to middle market leaders globally, while continuing to achieve excellent financial results," said Joe Adams, managing partner and CEO with RSM US LLP. "We are looking forward to the diverse backgrounds and fresh perspectives that Sudhir, Sara and Jerry will bring to our board as we continue to advance our global brand, middle market focus and first-choice advisor capabilities."

As incoming board members, Kondisetty, Lord and Martin will work closely with Board Chair Sergio de la Fe, whose term began Sept. 1, 2018, and other board members to ensure the effective execution of the board’s responsibilities. In addition, the board is intensely focused on accelerating RSM’s technology and innovation strategies, and building the firm’s first-choice advisor culture to ensure middle market leaders look to RSM first for advice on a variety of business, industry, economic and regulatory challenges domestically and globally.

Sudhir Kondisetty is a consulting principal and office managing partner of the firm’s Philadelphia office. He oversees the Philadelphia risk advisory practice, which includes business risk, technology risk, and financial regulatory compliance, security and enterprise risk management. Kondisetty also is the northeast technology risk leader for RSM, and he leads the firm’s culture, diversity and inclusion (CDI) initiative in the Northeast region. Kondisetty holds the following certifications: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council Qualified Security Assessor (QSA), and Certified in Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT). He is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, ISACA, Ascend, Temple University IT Auditing & Cyber-Security Graduate Program – Advisory Committee; is a board member for the HELP Foundation and the Collective Success Network; and a teacher at Plymouth Balvihar.  Kondisetty received his Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Bucknell University. He has written and presented on a variety of risk and IT security topics, with a specific focus in the financial services industry. 

Sara Lord is the national director of audit services with RSM. She is a member of the audit leadership team and leads the Assurance Standards and Methodology Group (ASMG), which has overall responsibility for the methodology, tools and training supporting RSM’s assurance services, and the Specialized Services Group (SSG), which includes industry leaders who support audit quality for specialized industry practices. Prior to her current role, Lord was a partner in ASMG with an emphasis in engagements conducted in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). She is a certified public accountant in North Dakota and Minnesota; a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Minnesota Society of CPAs, the Center for Audit Quality Professional Practice Executive Committee, the AICPA Auditing Standards Board, and the College of Business and Public Administration Advisory Board at the University of North Dakota. Lord received a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the University of North Dakota.

Jerry Martin is a partner specializing in advising businesses on global tax matters and leads the firm’s international tax practice. He is a member of the firm’s tax leadership and global strategy team teams. Martin focuses on consulting with clients to solve for their complex global tax planning and compliance needs. He works with RSM’s global teams to provide services that include global business and tax planning, structuring, and compliance services. Martin was an instructor for the Advanced International Tax course for the Master of Business Taxation program at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, and currently is a member of the advisory board for that program. He earned his Master of Business degree in taxation from the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, and a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and finance from Minnesota State University, Moorhead. Martin also lectures on international tax topics for various organizations domestically and for RSM internationally.

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.