John Harder
Area of Focus
Managed technology services
Office Location
McLean, VA
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John Harder

Partner, National Leader, Managed Technology Services
John Harder
Area of Focus
Managed technology services
Office Location
McLean, VA
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About John

John Harder is a partner and national leader of managed technology services for RSM US LLP. He leads a team of strategic advisors within the consulting practice, focused on serving and supporting clients with a comprehensive managed services framework. John has more than 30 years of professional services experience and is based in the McLean, Virginia, office.


Experience

John leads the managed technology practice, which provides a wide range of services, including managed IT, outsourced accounting, managed application services and more. He drives results for clients by aligning business strategy, process, and technology optimization to enhance performance and increase efficiency. He has diverse experience serving clients ranging from startup organizations to Fortune 500 companies. His services include project leadership and management, evaluation and development of technology strategy, assessment and improvement of business processes, and implementation of technology solutions.

An RSM employee since 2012, John is responsible for his practice area’s overall strategy, making sure the firm has the right team to deliver and grow the business. He is driven by client success and by helping his colleagues grow and develop. He serves as a mentor to RSM professionals, advising them on how to achieve their career goals. Before joining RSM, John spent 20 years in professional services, including time with a Big Four and regional public accounting firms.

John participates in the firm’s culture, diversity and inclusion efforts as a member of the Family First and Generations employee network groups. Outside the firm, he is involved with the Joey Pizzano Memorial Fund to support special-needs kids with water safety programs.

In addition to enjoying fishing, hunting and golfing, John is an amateur photographer and taught himself Photoshop to optimize photos of his four children playing sports.


Professional affiliations and designations

  • Certified public accountant
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants

Education

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, accounting, William & Mary