Robert Jensen

Senior Advisor, Business and Transition Advisory Services

About Robert

Robert Jensen has been with RSM US LLP for more than five decades and has more than 40 years of experience in consulting. In 2016 he was in the first class of inductees into RSM’s Hall of Fame, which memorializes employees who have made a lasting impact on the firm. As an integral member of RSM, Robert developed and grew the consulting and private equity services into the robust practices they are today.. His areas of focus are business and transition advisory, transaction support, and private equity. 


As a key architect of RSM’s growth strategy, Robert spearheaded the firm’s acquisition of 24 firms representing $350 million in revenue. He was integral in establishing the firm’s office of the managing partner and consolidating local offices into economic units with full-service capabilities. Robert was also instrumental in organizing RSM’s services to create the firm’s private equity practice. Moreover, he integrated all of the firm’s consulting services following its acquisition of American Express Tax and Business Services, making RSM the fifth-largest accounting firm in the Chicagoland market.

Robert worked with the Harvard Business School to help steer the firm’s strategic direction, including with the original partnership with H&R Block. Drawing on his extensive experience, Robert has provided financial and operational consulting services to various closely held midsize companies, leveraging his skills in communication to assess challenges and determine paths to success. 

In addition to being an industry thought leader, Robert is an avid fisherman. 

Professional affiliations and designations

  • Certified public accountant, Illinois

  • Certified management consultant

  • Chartered global management accountant

  • Certified information systems auditor 

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

  • AICPA Management Advisory Services (MAS) Engagement Control Task Force (publisher of “Developing an MAS Engagement Control Program”), past chairman  

  • Association for Corporate Growth

  • Alliance for Merger & Acquisition Advisors 

  • International Business Brokers Association


  • Bachelor of Arts, business administration, Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa