RSM, the leading provider of assurance, tax and consulting services to middle market businesses, has today announced the appointment of Joe Adams as the new Chairperson of its International Board. 

  • Adams joined the Board in 2016 while also serving as Managing Partner & CEO of RSM US until 2022 
  • Adams succeeds Brian Eaton, who completes his final three-year term 
  • Adams and Eaton were integral in creating RSM’s new 2030 Global Strategy focused on transformation, growth and creating positive, lasting value for all stakeholders 

Formerly CEO of RSM US, Adams joined the RSM International Board in 2016. He played a key role in the development and launch of RSM’s rebrand in 2015 and has overseen rapid growth of its US member firm for over a decade. As International Board Chairperson, he will work closely with RSM’s Board Members and CEO, Jean Stephens, to ensure that RSM continues to deliver on its new global strategy focused on transformation, growth and creating positive, lasting value for all stakeholders. 

Adams succeeds Brian Eaton, who remains a Director of RSM International, having served three non-consecutive terms as Chairperson. Both Eaton and Adams worked closely on the creation of RSM’s new 2030 Global Strategy. 

Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM International, said: “RSM is entering the next phase of our evolution having finalised our 2030 global strategy in 2022. It is an extremely exciting time in RSM’s growth story as we continue our developmental journey. Joe’s experience in growing RSM US over a sustained period of time will be valuable as we continue to serve our clients, transform our business and create a positive culture for our teams.” 

“RSM extends heartfelt thanks to Brian Eaton for his service and leadership over three separate terms as Chairperson – he has made an invaluable contribution and overseen impressive growth in RSM during that time.” 

Joe Adams added: “It is a privilege to serve as the Chairperson of such an outstanding organisation. Middle market businesses have proven their resilience and adaptability in the face of incredible change and disruption, and I am convinced we are extremely well positioned to continue to help them succeed. I am committed to developing and accelerating our growth plans through our 2030 Global Strategy together with the Global Executive Office team and the entire International Board.” 

As the leading provider of professional services to the global middle market, RSM has seen its worldwide fee income leap by 41.7%* in the last three years. RSM’s 2030 Global Strategy outlines a major multi-year growth and transformation programme with ambitious targets for 2030.