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RSM appoints national professional services sector leader

Michael Gerlach will focus on growth and innovation for RSM’s professional services practice, which spans multiple subsectors

RSM US LLP has announced that Michael Gerlach has been appointed to serve as its national professional services sector leader.

In this new role, Gerlach will focus on growth and innovation for RSM’s professional services practice, which spans multiple subsectors including architecture and engineering, consulting, legal, tax and accounting services. He will continue to execute on RSM’s vision to be the “first-choice advisor” to middle market leaders.

Gerlach is a partner at RSM and brings more than 20 years of experience serving business and professional service firms, including law firms, consulting firms and executive search firms. 

He also has “extensive” experience in advising firm leaders on best practices pertaining to operational effectiveness and efficiencies. He is a frequent speaker and author on business and professional service firms accounting topics and is a facilitator for local and national training for the firm.

Gerlach said: “I am honored and excited for this opportunity to work with my colleagues and our clients in the professional services sector. The sector has faced many challenges recently due to the pandemic but there is much opportunity for firms to reassess and prepare for economic recovery. 

“I’m excited to continue helping firms position for the future in areas such as technology, digital transformation, data-driven decision-making, cybersecurity and employee engagement. I look forward to helping our clients continue to achieve growth in the post-pandemic economy, and beyond.”

Dan Whelan, national business and professional services leader with RSM US LLP, said: “Michael’s deep knowledge of the marketplace and forward looking vision will help our clients continue to adapt to new and evolving needs.

“His unique background makes him a great fit for this role and will allow us to further demonstrate ‘the power of being understood’ by supporting our clients in innovative ways. I am thrilled to have Michael serve as our professional services sector leader.”

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