Michael Gerlach
Area of Focus
Audit Professional services
Office Location
Chicago, IL
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Michael Gerlach

Professional Services Leader, Business and Professional Services Senior Analyst

About Michael

Michael Gerlach is RSM’s North American professional services sector leader, with more than 20 years of experience serving companies in this sector. His extensive experience as a consultant and partner to law, consulting and executive search firms has helped clients overcome challenges and create solutions. He has effectively advised leaders on best practices and streamlining of operations to maximize efficiencies.


Experience

In May 2019, Michael was selected as a senior analyst in RSM’s cutting-edge industry eminence program, which positions its senior analysts to understand, forecast and communicate economic, business and technology trends shaping the industries RSM serves. As an industry eminent, Michael advises business and professional services clients on conditions influencing middle market leaders.  

Michael strives for open communication and transparency with clients. By understanding their individual goals and concerns, he can identify solutions that help them overcome those challenges. He specializes in operational assessments, financial system analysis and selection, risk assessments, consolidations and mergers, and internal control system evaluations.  

In addition to being a champion for clients, Michael is a frequent speaker and author on business and professional services accounting topics and is a facilitator for local and national training for the firm.


Professional affiliations and designations

  • Certified public accountant, Illinois, Oklahoma
  • American Institute for Certified Public Accountants
  • Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, University of Tulsa
Michael Gerlach
Area of Focus
Audit Professional services
Office Location
Chicago, IL
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