RSM Names Lou Brothers IT Due Diligence Principal
Addition reflects firm’s growing transaction advisory services practice
RSM US LLP (“RSM”) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market – is pleased to announce that Lou Brothers has recently joined the firm’s national transaction advisory services (TAS) practice as a principal for IT due diligence.
Brothers brings a unique set of technology diligence, value capture, scalability and cyber risk skills and experience to the TAS practice that will further expand and enhance RSM’s financial and tax offerings to provide a robust technology due diligence offering for clients. He will be responsible for growing and enhancing this solution set to buyers and sellers seeking to assess the technology applications, infrastructure, scalability and personnel of target companies. The technology and cyber due diligence offering focuses on identifying technology risks and opportunities, along with the associated remediation costs, and advising on all opportunities, including technology-driven growth businesses.
“Our clients will benefit from a fully comprehensive due diligence offering, including the outstanding breadth of experience and knowledge that Lou brings to our existing IT due diligence team,” said Michael Grossman, national leader of RSM’s TAS practice. “It’s vital that buyers and sellers truly understand how technology and cyber impact their investment thesis, and evaluate the best way to leverage new technology while considering scalability, data privacy and cybersecurity breaches. This is an exciting investment we’re making in the TAS practice to enhance our ability to help clients. This also aligns with our firm’s focus on our vision to be first-choice advisors to middle market leaders globally. Lou will be a tremendous asset for our team and our clients, and we’re excited to welcome him to the firm.”
Brothers has 17 years of experience in technology consulting. Prior to joining RSM, he served as an IT due diligence practice leader at a business and technology consulting firm. He managed key account relationships with private equity firms and strategic buyers, with a special focus on insurance and services. Prior to this role, Brothers worked with several firms where he focused on strategic consulting initiatives, mergers and acquisitions, technology consulting, change management, operational efficiency improvement and business process outsourcing.
“I’m thrilled to be joining such a talented team,” said Brothers. “It’s important that we continue to educate our middle market clients on the value that IT and cyber due diligence can bring during an acquisition process and beyond. In today’s fast-paced, digitally driven environment, it’s imperative that we uncover latent risks and mitigate future damage through holistic IT and cybersecurity due diligence. Equally important is identifying the technology opportunities that exist to increase the growth of portfolio companies. I’m looking forward to working with my RSM colleagues to guide our clients on how they can mitigate risk and assess technology investments to help with their business goals.”
Brothers earned his MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business, and holds a bachelor’s degree in management science and information systems from Pennsylvania State University. He will be based out of RSM’s New York office.
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