Promotion Watch ’20: RSM US Adds 84 (or Maybe 86) New Partners and Principals

The largest new partner/principal class announced thus far in 2021 is technically the 2020 new partner/principal class at RSM US, even though their promotions started on Jan. 1, 2021. And in its press release, RSM said there are 86 new partners and principals in the class of 2020 when the firm only provided the names of 84 people.

So, sorry to the two people who got slighted by RSM’s PR team.

Regardless of whether it’s 84 or 86 people, the class of 2020 could be the biggest ever at RSM, surpassing last year’s class of 80.

Here are a few more interesting numbers about the class of 2020:

  • 34: The number of new partners and principals in consulting, the most of any service line, followed by 30 in tax and 20 in audit.
  • 23: The number of new partners and principals who are women, or 27% of the class.
  • 19: The number of new partners and principals who work in the Northeast region, the most of any region, followed by 18 in the Central region and 14 in both the Southeast region and the Great Lakes region.

Here are 84 of the 86 (apparently) members of the RSM new partner/principal class of 2020:

Name Focus Industry(ies) Line of Business Region
Jon Abee Financial Services Audit West Region
Brian Adkinson Industrials; Consumer Products Consulting Great Lakes Region
Ved Aswani Private Equity; Business and Professional Services Tax Canada
Michael Bancroft Real Estate; Private Equity Tax Canada
Josie Behrend Nonprofit and Education; Health Care Tax Central Region
Peter Berns Consumer Products Audit Central Region
Kunal Bhatt Consumer Products Consulting Northeast Region
Steve Biskie Industrials; Financial Services Consulting Central Region
Addison Blackwell Financial Services; Private Equity Consulting Southeast Region
Ron Browning N/A Consulting Canada
Kevin Carpenter Technology; Industrials Consulting Great Lakes Region
Jenifer Chase Health Care; Nonprofit and Education Tax Central Region
Andrew Cohen Real Estate; Financial Services Tax Great Lakes Region
Danny Collins Financial Services; Technology Consulting Central Region
Leann Collins Financial Services Tax Southeast Region
Andy Colson Consumer Products Tax West Region
Matthew Dean Industrials Audit Central Region
Phil DiBuono Technology Consulting Northeast Region
Jeff Dunnahoo Financial Services Consulting Central Region
Nicole Durkin Industrials; Private Equity Audit National
Andrew Ebneter Industrials; Private Equity Tax Northeast Region
Holly Edwards Industrials; Business and Professional Services Audit Southeast Region
Rebekuh Eley Nonprofit and Education; Health Care Tax Great Lakes Region
Josh Ferguson Industrials; Consumer Products Consulting Central Region
Jill FitzGerald Consumer Products; Technology Tax Southeast Region
Matt Franko Consumer Products; Financial Services Consulting Great Lakes Region
Jane Galarce Consulting National
Shawn Gilronan Industrials; Consumer Products Consulting Great Lakes Region
Brad Gnade Consumer Products Audit Great Lakes Region
Crystal Golob Lindholm Consumer Products; Industrials Tax Central Region
Todd Gossett Industrials; Health Care Audit Great Lakes Region
Julia Gowe Industrials; Business and Professional Services Tax Northeast Region
Abigail Griffin-Ryder Consumer Products Tax Northeast Region
Brian Hintzsche Industrials; Real Estate Tax Great Lakes Region
Emily Ho Real Estate Tax West Region
Joseph Housel Real Estate; Business and Professional Services Audit Northeast Region
Caitlin Hughes Business and Professional Services; Technology Consulting Northeast Region
John Huyette Financial Services; Consumer Products Consulting Northeast Region
Brendan Joosten Technology; Life Sciences Audit Northeast Region
Jit Kabra Private Equity; Financial Services Consulting West Region
Bob Kanzler Nonprofit and Education Consulting Northeast Region
Danielle Kaufman Industrials; Consumer Products Tax Northeast Region
Alfred Ko Financial Services; Life Sciences Consulting West Region
Jason Krein Financial Services Tax West Region
Anna Kyer Industrials; Health Care Audit Central Region
Linda Lee Real Estate; Private Equity Tax Southeast Region
Tara Leja Nonprofit and Education Consulting Central Region
Matt Lubbers Industrials; Real Estate Tax Great Lakes Region
Frank Lucas Real Estate; Private Clubs Tax Southeast Region
Eric Manus Industrials; Consumer Products Tax Great Lakes Region
Adam Marshall Life Sciences Consulting Southeast Region
Chris Martin Life Sciences; Technology Consulting Northeast Region
Hilary Marx Financial Services; Consumer Products Consulting Southeast Region
Sean McNama N/A Tax Canada
Mike Mendez Health Care Audit Southeast Region
Greg Naviloff Life Sciences; Health Care Consulting Northeast Region
Hong Nguyen Industrials; Consumer Products Consulting Northeast Region
Nick Passini Industrials; Real Estate Tax National
Peter Pentland Industrials; Consumer Products Tax National
Ryan Pierson Industrials; Financial Services Consulting Great Lakes Region
Kyle Rabbitt Health Care Consulting Northeast Region
Joe Ring Life Sciences; Private Equity Consulting Southeast Region
John Rush Consumer Products; Technology Consulting Central Region
Paul Scaturro Financial Services; Nonprofit and Education Audit Northeast Region
Nick Schaefer Industrials; Business and Professional Services Audit Great Lakes Region
Katie Schuhow Financial Services; Real Estate Audit Northeast Region
Hersh Shah Financial Services Consulting West Region
Mark Siegel Health Care; Consumer Products Tax Southeast Region
Alina Solodchikova Financial Services; Consumer Products Tax National
Jeff Soucy Industrials; Consumer Products Audit Northeast Region
John Stetzenbach Industrials; Consumer Products Audit Great Lakes Region
Rohit Subramaniam Industrials; Business and Professional Services Consulting Central Region
Kim Susko Technology; Life Sciences Consulting Northeast Region
Kyle Tillman Financial Services; Consumer Products Tax Central Region
Matt Vargas Consumer Products; Technology Tax West Region
Erol Wallace Real Estate; Financial Services Audit Southeast Region
Jerry Warrick Financial Services; Technology Consulting Central Region
Andrew Weidenhamer Consumer Products Consulting Southeast Region
Joe Wessbecker Technology; Industrials Tax Central Region
Brian Whitfield Industrials; Consumer Products Audit West Region
Liz Williams Real Estate; Business and Professional Services Audit Central Region
Christian Winzeler Consumer Products; Industrials Consulting West Region
Andrew Young Industrials; Technology Tax Central Region
Jeff Zeichner State and Local Government Audit Southeast Region

Congrats to all the newly promoted RSMers! And if anyone knows the names of the two other people who got promoted to either partner or principal, let us know using the contact info below.

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1 Comment

  1. It’s good to get some young blood in. RSM has a lot of older partners that were a part of acquisitions that drag the company down. Lots of admin type partners at RSM…

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