Area of Focus
Government contracting Business tax
Office Location
McLean, VA

Wayne Reesman

Partner, Tax Leader of National Government Contracting

About Wayne

Wayne Reesman is a tax partner at RSM US LLP, based in the firm’s McLean, Virginia, office, and serves as tax leader of the firm’s national government contracting practice, helping clients navigate the complexities of tax regulations for government contractors. 


Wayne has nearly 20 years of experience providing tax consulting and compliance services to large private companies, closely held businesses and high net worth individuals. His area of focus is mergers and acquisitions, and he has deep experience working with pass-through businesses, including partnerships and S corporations and their owners and investors. Wayne also works with private equity portfolio companies in various industries, including manufacturing, professional services, broadcasting, renewable energy, software and technology. Before joining RSM, Wayne gained experience with a Big Four public accounting firm, where he worked with large, publicly traded companies in Wisconsin. 

As tax leader of the firm’s government contracting practice, Wayne has a deep understanding of the unique needs of government contractors and federal acquisition regulations. He stays abreast of evolving tax laws and their impact on government contractors. Wayne adds value by keeping his clients informed with fresh, industry-specific ideas to assist them in managing their businesses. He is known for developing and maintaining close working relationships with his clients. With his steady outlook, he provides practical advice to help clients reduce their tax liability and manage risk. He appreciates the sense of teamwork that comes with advising clients through the complicated technical issues that arise during an engagement. Most of all, he enjoys seeing his clients succeed. 

Wayne is a proponent of the firm’s industry alignment strategy, particularly when it comes to developing the next generation of leaders at RSM. As a mentor, he encourages RSM talent to develop an industry-first mindset. He participates in RSM’s culture, diversity and inclusion efforts through his membership in STAR, the firm’s employee network group supporting women’s work issues. 

A native Wisconsinite now living in the Washington, D.C., area, Wayne subscribes to his home state's Midwestern values. He is a single dad to his school-aged daughter, with whom he enjoys spending time outdoors and taking nature hikes. Outside of the firm, Wayne loves to travel and scuba dive. 

Professional affiliations and designations

  • Certified public accountant, Wisconsin, Virginia, Maryland
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants  


Bachelor of Science, accounting and finance, Marquette University