Area of Focus
Management consulting Technology consulting

Patrick Vance

Consulting Leader, Principal

About Patrick

Patrick (Pat) Vance is the national consulting leader for RSM US LLP. He is responsible for the leadership and management of the consulting line of business, including strategy and execution in the United States and Canada. He is a member of the firm’s executive leadership team.


Pat was named national consulting leader effective May 1, 2022. His tenure with the firm spans 25-plus years, and, in that time, he cultivated deep experience in both consulting and enterprise leadership. He has developed a singular, strong grasp on complex service lines and how to leverage internal capabilities best to support complex, integrated client needs. Known for being a driver of growth and innovation, Pat brings a strong track record for profitable growth and a passion for developing people with a focus on collaboration to enhance team performance.

Previously, Pat served as RSM’s consulting chief operations officer (COO) for the U.S. and Canada. In this role, he oversaw the practice’s growth and profitability, client service delivery and innovation.

He also led in several capacities in his RSM career. He managed a regional technology consulting team, which he expanded organically and through strategic acquisitions. Pat continued to guide the growth and maturation of the RSM consulting practice, ranging from infrastructure leader to national technology and management consulting leader. Under his leadership, the technology consulting team grew exponentially, advising clients across the globe.

His overall knowledge in project management, design, implementation and administration of local and wide area networks allowed Pat to be successful in multiple industries, which include higher education, finance, business services, government and manufacturing.

Pat has been married to his wife, Wendy, for 30-plus years, and they have four children. He has been active in his community by donating time to his local Catholic high school, serving on his parish finance committee and being active with local scholarships.


  • Bachelor of Arts, management information systems and business finance, Loras College