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RSM’s Kevin Carpenter to Lead Cybersecurity Due Diligence



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 Kevin Carpenter will take on a new role as cybersecurity due diligence leader within the firm’s transaction advisory services (TAS) practice.

Carpenter is moving from his position in the firm’s risk consulting practice to focus on working with clients to mitigate risk and ensure compliance around data security and privacy, both before and during a transaction.  He will continue to educate the firm’s clients on the value of cybersecurity during diligence as well as post-close.

“In today’s fast paced, dynamic deal environment, cybersecurity has become a critical factor of due diligence,” said Michael Grossman, national leader of RSM’s TAS practice. “Kevin’s deep understanding of the complex cyber landscape will serve as a tremendous asset as we continue to build our holistic diligence capabilities and further enhance the value we bring to our clients.”

Over the past eight years, Carpenter has focused on assisting RSM’s clients in understanding and solving complex issues primarily related to the security and privacy of portfolio companies within the private equity space. He has also conducted regulatory-focused assessments to ensure compliance with standards set by the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Standards Security Council and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), as well as compliance with specific regulations such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

“Navigating potential challenges within the cybersecurity landscape is becoming increasingly important to a company’s success,” said Carpenter. “By performing cyber due diligence, companies have the opportunity to enhance deal value through minimized risk. I’m looking forward to working with the team as we continue to guide our clients on how they can mitigate risk to reach their business objectives, and as we further drive forward RSM’s vision to be the first-choice advisor to middle market leaders, globally.”

Carpenter earned his Bachelor of Science degree in management information systems and decision sciences from Miami University. He will be based out of RSM’s Cincinnati office.

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