Brian Becker ascends to CEO of RSM US

02 September 2022 2 min. read
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Brian Becker yesterday became managing partner and chief executive officer of RSM US, succeeding Joe Adams as part of a succession plan announced in November 2021.

Adams led the mid-market accounting and consulting firm since 2011 and will continue to serve in an advisory role focused on global strategy. He will also complete his term on RSM International’s board of directors, which ends in March 2023.

“We are grateful to Joe for his steadfast leadership and stewardship to RSM, and we are excited for Brian to lead us in the next phase of our journey,” said Jerry Martin, chair of the RSM US board of directors.

Becker has been RSM US’ national consulting leader since 2017, overseeing 4,500+ consultants spanning seven service lines and more than doubling practice revenues to $1 billion annually during his tenure. Before that, he served as the firm’s technology consulting leader.

Brian Becker, Managing partner & CEO, RSM

Becker joined RSM in 1989 as a staff accountant and joined the consulting division in 1995 to build out the technology infrastructure service line.

He has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Northern Iowa and is a certified public accountant.

“We are in a position of strength thanks to Joe’s outstanding leadership, and I look forward to harnessing that strength as we evolve in a dynamic digital and global environment,” Becker said. “RSM is fortunate to have great clients and outstanding people, and we are committed to providing them both with compelling experiences that help them excel and meet the future with confidence.”

RSM US has approximately 14,700 employees and is the fifth-largest accountancy in the United States, according to Accounting Today. The firm has $3.6 billion in annual revenue.

RSM earlier this year appointed Pat Vance to replace Brian Becker as head of consulting.