Office Location
Charlotte, NC

John Brackett

Partner, National Leader, Risk Consulting
Office Location
Charlotte, NC

About John

John Brackett is a partner and the national leader of risk consulting at RSM US LLP. He is responsible for driving strategy and growth in the practice. Within risk consulting, John oversees the areas of business, technology, and security and privacy. His areas of focus include corporate governance and board advisory. He has been with RSM since 2006.


John leads a team responsible for providing risk, financial, strategic and operational guidance to Securities and Exchange Commission registrants and large private companies in many industries, primarily financial services and manufacturing. RSM’s risk consulting practice provides advisory services around fraud and forensics, financial due diligence, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and corporate governance. John helps clients identify and prioritize risks, and he provides mitigating solutions for the risks they encounter.

John is focused on studying best practices and emerging trends in the corporate governance arena. He brings that experience to clients by creating and evaluating strategies to improve the synergies between C-suites and governing boards. John is frequently sought out by clients and prospects to solve business challenges and implement changes to enhance client success.

Prior to joining RSM, John served as an auditor at a Big Four public accounting firm. His experience includes developing and integrating strategic corporate planning initiatives for global clients, implementing enterprise risk management and corporate governance programs for companies with international operations and complex business models, and providing strategic coaching and training to boards of directors and audit committees.

In addition to his service to clients, John is invested in the success of RSM professionals, coaching staff members to bolster their skills at serving boards, audit committees and C-suites.

John uses his critical thinking skills to ensure that every action enhances value for clients. He is committed to the firm’s goal of being a first-choice advisor to clients globally, and he does his best to reinforce RSM’s culture and values.

Through his leadership roles within the profession as well as academia, John is committed to giving back to the community. He advises universities and helps prepare talent to drive growth within the public accounting profession. While recently completing his doctorate in accounting, he conducted a specific analysis of the role leadership plays in corporate governance.

Professional affiliations and designations

  • Certified public accountant
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Chartered global management accountant
  • Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Certification in risk management
  • Certified financial services auditor
  • International Committee of Research and Education Advisors


  • Bachelor of Science, University of Houston−Clear Lake
  • Master of Business Administration, High Point University
  • Certificate, psychology of leadership, Cornell University
  • Doctor of Business Administration, accounting, Liberty University
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Office Location
Charlotte, NC