United States

RSM Enhances Focus on Innovation

New national leaders to focus on technology, automation and digitization

NEWS RELEASE

CHICAGO,

RSM US LLP (“RSM”) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market – is pleased to announce the addition of Brad Collins as principal – national tax, and Bob Herman as national leader – risk consulting.  

In his role as a principal with the firm’s national tax team, Collins leads the firm’s efforts to identify opportunities where RSM can eliminate tax data management challenges for private equity and hedge fund clients – whether they be fund-to-fund, fund-to-investor or fund-to-RSM. He leads RSM teams in developing relationships with funds, with the goal of being their first-choice advisor. He uses market share growth information to help determine how to best design, develop and deploy the firm’s private equity and hedge fund-based practice resources, and he leads technology deployment teams for early-adopter clients.

Previously, Collins served as technology partner for several crown jewel clients while leading 100+ professionals over four vital and distinct technology verticals focused on driving innovation and digitization across a Big Four firm’s $3.3 billion tax practice.

Collins holds a Juris Doctor (full academic scholarship) from Duquesne University Law School, and an MBA from Duquesne University Business School.

“Having Brad as a part of the RSM team will be a real advantage for our clients,” said Matt Bradvica, national businesses tax leader and national industry tax leader with RSM US LLP. “His experience in and knowledge of digitizing and innovating will further enhance our ability to help our private equity and hedge fund clients succeed.” 

Herman serves as RSM’s risk consulting intelligent and robotics process automation leader, and will help RSM’s clients become more “digital” in the assessment and performance of risk and internal controls processes.

Herman is a director with more than 22 years of experience assessing, designing and implementing internal control and process improvement solutions. He has been trained on Automation Anywhere, UiPath, Virtual Operations VOLT RPA implementation methodology, and is familiar with other automation tools and techniques, and has led the design and implementation of more than 50 “bots,” primarily in the areas of controls performance and validation. He also has experience in most industries, including industrial products, retail and consumer, banking, pharmaceutical, energy and high tech.

Herman holds an MBA and a B.S. in technology education from Virginia Tech. He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and is certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC).

“Given today’s increasingly competitive landscape and the existing talent shortage, robotics and automation will be the keys that help our clients succeed,” said John Brackett, national leader – risk advisory services with RSM US LLP. “Bob’s experience and insights in these areas will further enhance our ability to provide our clients with the world-class service they expect from us as their first-choice advisor.”

About RSM US LLP
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 more than 41,000 people in 116 countries. For more information, visit rsmus.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and/or connect with us on LinkedIn.