United States

RSM's Industry Eminence Program Announces Class of 2021

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 fourth class of the RSM Industry Eminence Program. The new eminence class, which this year includes two representatives from RSM UK, recently kicked off their participation in the three-year program, joining the current 31 senior analysts.

"With our fourth industry eminence class in place, we now have 17 additional highly accomplished people in this focused program who are committed to bringing valuable industry data and insights to the conversations we're having with our clients," said Joe Adams, managing partner and CEO with RSM US LLP. "I’m thrilled that we have expanded the program to include two talented professionals from RSM UK, and I'm excited to see what this new class will bring to the table. I am confident they will continue to strengthen RSM’s position as the first-choice advisor to middle market leaders globally."

Created and led by RSM US Chief Economist Joe Brusuelas and RSM US Deputy Chief Economist and National Industry Eminence Program Leader Kevin Depew, this cutting-edge program will position this new class of senior analysts to understand, forecast and communicate business, economic and technology trends shaping the industries RSM serves. Over the course of the three years, these senior analysts will focus on learning the foundations of industry analysis and thought leadership development, and bringing that knowledge to current and prospective clients, the marketplace and their colleagues within the firm.

“Businesses have faced unprecedented challenges since the start of the pandemic, and how they respond to changing economic conditions will be imperative as they look ahead to the future,” said Brusuelas. “Through their ability to analyze and interpret economic and industry trends and data, our senior analysts continuously help our clients navigate these ever-evolving developments in the global economy. We’re thrilled to expand the program and look forward to the added value that this new class of talented individuals will bring to our clients and the marketplace.”

“When we began the program three years ago, we knew it could be something truly unique and innovative," said Depew. "It has far exceeded those expectations and there's no doubt it's due to the dedication and passion of our senior analysts. The 17 individuals joining the program now brings our economics and industry analyst team to 50 people across three countries. We’re confident our new class of senior analysts will benefit from the mentorship of our current team, and we are looking forward to the knowledge that this new class will bring to the program. We’re excited for another successful year with our Industry Eminence Program.”

The 2021 class of RSM Industry Eminence Program senior analysts includes:

Name

Focus Industry

Country

Ben Bilsland

Technology, media and telecommunications

UK

Kelly Boorman

Real Estate and Construction

UK

Jeff Britton

Nonprofit

U.S.

Justin Culbertson

Life sciences

U.S.

Marlene Dailey

Financial services

U.S.

Matt Dollard

Industrials

U.S.

Nate Farshchi

Technology, media and telecommunications

U.S.

Lauren Gerdes

Real estate

U.S.

Mike Graziano

Consumer products

U.S.

Sonya King

Business & professional services

Canada

Katie Landy

Industrials

U.S.

Sarah McKevitt

Real estate

U.S.

Cameron McMillian

Business & professional services

U.S.

Taneisha Pryor

Financial services

U.S.

Crystal Sunbury

Real estate

U.S.

Ken Tinnes

Technology, media and telecommunications

U.S.

James Ward

Industrials

U.S.

 

“It's amazing that we are welcoming our fourth class to the Industry Eminence Program," said RSM US National Industry Leader Don Lipari. "Our 17 new senior analysts are passionate about their industries and about finding new and innovative ways to serve their clients. It's that mentality that will not only continue to make the program successful, but the firm and our clients as well.”

“We are excited to add two UK professionals to the RSM Industry Eminence Program,” said Simon Hart, International Partner, RSM UK. “This will enable us to provide deeper industry insights to our clients both in the UK and globally, while strengthening cross-border relationships and collaboration with our colleagues in the U.S. and Canada. It’s great that RSM US and RSM UK are able to collaborate like this for our clients.”

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.

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