Office Location
Boston, MA

Stacy Dow

Partner, Financial Consulting Practice Leader
Office Location
Boston, MA

About Stacy

Stacy Dow leads the financial consulting practice at RSM US LLP. She is responsible for strategy and growth of the practice, which encompasses technical accounting, valuation services, forensic investigations and disputes, and national gaming and hospitality. She started her career in public accounting in 1991 and has been with RSM or a predecessor firm since.


Experience

Stacy has a diverse background in public accounting spanning various service lines and industries, with a focus on technology and life sciences. She has a master’s degree in tax, with significant experience in valuation and forensic work, including serving as an expert witness in financial disputes. She also served as an audit partner, focusing on public and private equity-backed technology and life sciences clients, for over 15 years. She currently leads the firm’s initiatives around managed services in consulting, collaborating with teams to propose new offerings and set strategic priorities.

Prior to her role as financial consulting practice leader, Stacy founded and led the technical accounting practice, where she assisted clients with technical accounting and financial reporting issues associated with capital markets readiness, transformative events, regulatory compliance and stakeholder reporting. She has also served as an outsourced chief financial officer during her time with the firm, deepening her client perspective. Stacy developed her technical knowledge through her inquisitive nature and her close partnership with clients, and is committed to serving their needs throughout their business life cycle.

Stacy’s greatest satisfaction is witnessing the success of her colleagues; she loves mentoring the next generation of RSM professionals to assist them in finding and following their passion. She is instrumental in creating opportunities for younger professionals to grow and succeed, sometimes encouraging staff to take on new challenges that might be uncomfortable. As a mentor and leader, she is known for encouraging people to become comfortable with the uncomfortable to break through the arbitrary limits we set for ourselves.

Stacy is involved in RSM’s culture, diversity and inclusion efforts, serving on the women’s consulting leadership council and in the STAR employee network group (ENG) to encourage leadership of women in the firm. As the mom of two, she has also been a supporter of the Family First ENG. She fosters diversity through her daily actions working with a team that spans gender, race and ethnicity across the country as well as in India.

Stacy has a dedicated morning exercise routine and is part of RSM’s Peloton interest group. She enjoys connecting with colleagues on group rides, including during the pandemic to raise money for charitable causes such as multiple sclerosis. She is also passionate about early childhood education and has been involved with the Jumpstart organization in the greater Boston area.


Professional affiliations and designations

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

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, accounting, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Master of Science, taxation, Bentley University
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Office Location
Boston, MA