RSM US names John Brackett chief risk officer

08 May 2023 2 min. read
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RSM US has appointed John Brackett as chief risk officer, effective May 1, 2023. He is based in Charlotte, NC.

Brackett succeeds Bruce Jorth, who held the role for the last 14 years. As chief risk officer, Brackett will lead a risk management team that establishes and monitors the firm’s quality control processes, including managing all inspections. He will oversee independence, licensing and regulatory compliance functions, as well as professional liability matters, functional monitoring, and enterprise risk management.

Brackett brings more than 30 years of professional services experience, with deep expertise developing regulatory compliance programs, responding to compliance matters, and implementing risk management and corporate governance programs.

He has been at RSM since 2004, most recently serving as national leader of the risk consulting practice. Before that he worked in the audit business lines of RSM, EY, and Arthur Andersen.
RSM US names John Brackett chief risk officerBrackett has a doctorate in accounting from Liberty University, an MBA from High Point University, and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. He is also a certified public accountant and chartered global management accountant.

“John's combination of regulatory compliance and risk consulting experience makes him uniquely suited for this role," said Brian Becker, managing partner & CEO of RSM US. "I am grateful to Bruce for his strong leadership, and I am confident John will build on that legacy as we continue to navigate an increasingly complex domestic and global risk environment.

Brackett added, "As I continue my tenure at RSM in the role of chief risk officer, I look forward to supporting the firm's continued growth through these unprecedented times. Our risk environment is challenging and constantly evolving. It's more important than ever that we focus on managing those changes in a manner aligned to our values and firm strategy to be compelling, digital and global."

RSM recently acquired Wise Consulting, a Baltimore-based human capital management (HCM) technology consulting firm with over 100 employees.

The Chicago-based firm is the fifth-largest accountancy in the US, according to IPA, with $3.31 billion in annual revenue.