September 28, 2020

RSM Did a Little Talent Shopping At the Big 4

And Adams & Co. came away with a new tax principal and a new risk consulting leader.

First up is Brad Collins:

In his role as a principal with the firm’s national tax team, Collins leads the firm’s efforts to identify opportunities where RSM can eliminate tax data management challenges for private equity and hedge fund clients – whether they be fund-to-fund, fund-to-investor or fund-to-RSM.

He leads RSM teams in developing relationships with funds, with the goal of being their first-choice advisor. He uses market share growth information to help determine how to best design, develop and deploy the firm’s private equity and hedge fund-based practice resources, and he leads technology deployment teams for early-adopter clients.

Previously, Collins served as technology partner for several crown jewel clients while leading 100+ professionals over four vital and distinct technology verticals focused on driving innovation and digitization across a Big Four firm’s $3.3 billion tax practice.

Brad Collins

That Big 4 firm is Deloitte, where Collins spent nearly a dozen years, according to his LinkedIn profile.

He most recently served as Deloitte’s managing director in the tax chief technology office.

The other day, he let all his LinkedIn connections know how excited he was to be working at RSM via a hashtag:

Bob Herman

The other new guy RSM picked up, Bob Herman, came to RSM from PwC, where he spent a staggering 22 YEARS with the firm, according to his LinkedIn profile.

RSM has some big plans for Herman:

Herman serves as RSM’s risk consulting intelligent and robotics process automation leader, and will help RSM’s clients become more “digital” in the assessment and performance of risk and internal controls processes.

Herman is a director with more than 22 years of experience assessing, designing and implementing internal control and process improvement solutions. He has been trained on Automation Anywhere, UiPath, Virtual Operations VOLT RPA implementation methodology, and is familiar with other automation tools and techniques, and has led the design and implementation of more than 50 “bots,” primarily in the areas of controls performance and validation. He also has experience in most industries, including industrial products, retail and consumer, banking, pharmaceutical, energy and high tech.

Lock your doors, EY and KPMG, because RSM might be coming for your people next.


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