RSM Enhances Its Nonprofit Practice by Joining Forces with the U.S. and Canadian Operations of C Systems and Confluence Global
Transaction boosts the firm’s association management systems capabilities
RSM US LLP (“RSM”) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market – announced today that the leaders and staff of the U.S. and Canadian operations of C Systems, a nonprofit technology services and association management systems (AMS) consulting firm, and Confluence Global, a Salesforce consulting partner, will join RSM. The firms have signed a definitive agreement for RSM to acquire substantially all of the assets of C Systems, LLC,* C Systems Canada, LLC, and Confluence Global, LLC. The transaction is expected to close on Sept. 1, 2021, subject to certain terms and conditions.
The combination strengthens RSM’s foothold in the nonprofit industry by reinforcing the firm’s multi-solution AMS capabilities through the expansion of its iMIS Engagement Management System software team and RSM’s leading Salesforce practice. The platforms support constituent relationship management, content management, e-commerce and e-marketing functionality for associations, nonprofits and member-based organizations. As part of its broad audit, tax and consulting services for associations, RSM now offers software solutions and implementation services for iMIS, Microsoft Dynamics, NetSuite, and Nimble AMS, which is built on the Salesforce platform.
Upon the close of the transaction, Lee Hornstein, CEO of the Edison, N.J.-based C Systems, and Craig Dellorso, CEO of Washington, D.C.-based Confluence Global, and their teams of professionals will join RSM. Hornstein and the C Systems team bring advanced expertise in iMIS platform consulting and implementation services, refined over 20 years since the firm’s inception and earning C Systems the Authorized iMIS Solution Provider of the Year award four times. Dellorso and the Confluence Global team bring deep experience providing technology solutions, including specialized knowledge in supporting Nimble AMS.
“RSM powers its industry-focused strategy with leading consulting solutions to serve our clients’ needs,” said Brian Becker, consulting leader for RSM US LLP. “The outstanding C Systems and Confluence Global teams will enhance our ability to help associations and nonprofit organizations leverage technology to meet the unique opportunities and challenges they face.”
“Joining RSM is a crucial next step in our firm’s growth strategy and an exciting step forward for our people and our clients,” said Hornstein. “Our firms are eager to bring together our experience, knowledge and industry relationships to help our combined team expand our service to the nonprofit sector.”
“We are thrilled to join a firm that shares our passion for the industries we serve and that is committed to helping clients bolster their success through technology,” said Dellorso. “Our shared culture and values will help ensure successful collaboration leading to even greater innovative solutions for our clients and growth for our people.”
Hornstein will join RSM as a consulting principal and Dellorso will join RSM as a consulting director; their teams will also transition to RSM upon closing.
The transaction comes on the heels of RSM’s 2019 acquisition of the assets of Washington, D.C.-based Tate & Tryon, P.C., a leading audit, tax, outsourced accounting and technology services firm focused exclusively on serving nonprofit organizations, and the firm’s 2020 acquisition of the assets of MondayCall LLC, a Salesforce consulting partner.
*C Systems’ U.K. operations and certain specialized products will be continued by C Systems Global, Ltd., independent from RSM, under the leadership of Jeremy Wilson with a new brand to be established on or before Sept. 1.
About C Systems, LLC
C Systems Global was founded with a goal of providing the highest quality database software, website, and technology support services to associations and nonprofit organizations in the New York metropolitan area. Now celebrating our 21st year, we have significantly expanded our reach.
We are an award-winning and highly respected iMIS Solution Provider. Our core competencies include expert system optimizations, project management, implementation services, application consulting, development, and technical services including a full array of system hosting options. We have a large group of highly skilled consultants, most of whom have spent their careers working for associations and nonprofits.
We have a simple company motto. We are Technology Focused | Relationship Driven. With this simple concept as our motivator, our staff is committed to leveraging technology to build successful business relationships with our clients.
About Confluence Global, LLC
We use our over 50 years of experience, relationships and partnerships to help membership and donor organizations augment technical staff, optimize business processes, and implement the right software to best fulfill their missions.
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 48,000 people across 120 countries. For more information, visit rsmus.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and/or connect with us on LinkedIn.