Anthony DeCandido

Financial Services Senior Analyst, Partner, Co-Leader of Sustainability Service Solutions

About Anthony

Anthony DeCandido is a partner and co-leader of the sustainability service solutions practice for RSM US LLP. He helps clients create and implement environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies to transform their businesses for positive societal change. Anthony is also a graduate of the firm’s cutting-edge industry eminence program, in which he represented the firm’s largest industry sector, financial services, and was tasked with understanding, forecasting and communicating economic, business and technology trends shaping middle market businesses. He joined RSM in 2005.


As co-leader of RSM’s sustainability services solution practice, Anthony helps clients understand the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of their strategies, programs and investments. Using a comprehensive methodology comprising ESG reporting, key performance indicators, industry and peer benchmarking, and data and systems implementation, he helps clients evaluate their ESG maturity and creates strategies to drive better business results and positive societal change. Given his client service experience in the private equity sector, Anthony’s knowledge base spans all industries that private equity touches, including industrials, consumer products, technology, health care and financial services.

Anthony has more than 16 years of experience providing assurance and advisory services to clients, primarily working with private equity funds. Through his participation in the inaugural class of RSM’s prestigious industry eminence program, Anthony worked alongside the firm’s chief economist and other eminent participants to understand the macroeconomic trends affecting the financial services industry. In his focused study of asset management, he became interested in the growing field of ESG and discovered a passion for helping companies drive positive societal change. He feels fortunate to be able to help companies not only do well financially, but also do good societally.

Creating impact is what drives Anthony both inside and outside the firm. He celebrates clients’ success and is deeply invested in training and developing the next generation of RSM professionals to lead with an industry-first mindset. In addition to the eminence program, Anthony has had many leadership opportunities within the firm, including participation in RSM’s international academy, Growth Champions and FutureMakers. Prior to his ESG role, Anthony served as RSM’s financial services leader for Connecticut and was named to Connecticut Magazine’s 40 Under 40 club.

Anthony has been involved in RSM’s culture, diversity and inclusion and environmental strategy since its inception. He previously led the firm’s Family First employee network group, focusing his efforts on elevating the roles and responsibilities of working parents. As the father of four young children, he has championed RSM’s progressive policies in employee practices and programs, such as the firm’s generous flexibility and care policies and procedures.

Anthony credits his first job working for his family business, a custom Formica cabinetry business located in the Bronx, New York, for instilling in him the values of hard work and client service excellence.

Professional affiliations and designations

  • Certified public accountant
  • Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, FSA credential
  • Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Academy: Foundations in Responsible Investment


  • Bachelor of Business Administration, accounting, finance and leadership, Loyola University Maryland
  • Executive certificate, corporate sustainability, New York University
  • Executive certificate, strategy and innovation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology