Chief Operating Officer
Bob is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for RSM International and works closely with RSM International Chief Executive Officer Jean Stephens to help drive and deliver RSM’s strategic plan. Bob manages a number of the Global Executive Office functions for the Network, including regional and operational support, the leadership groups and Centres of Excellence, member relations, legal, brand and digital, IT and marketing communications.
Bob joined the RSM International Global Executive Office team in 2012 where he had overall responsibility for RSM’s audit and other attestion services, policies, procedures and guidance. Prior to joining RSM International, Bob served as the RSM US (previously McGladrey & Pullen) National Director of Assurance Services and International Assurance Services Practice Leader serving a broad range of clients, including listed companies. In 2018 he joined the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) as their Chief Auditor, before returning to the RSM team in 2020.
“Every day, I enjoy learning more about what makes RSM tick and working arm-in-arm with our Global Executive Office team, Regional Leaders, and Member Firms to make the Network even bigger and better."
In his spare time, Bob enjoys flying aeroplanes and is a fully licensed private pilot.
2020 to present - Chief Operating Officer, RSM International
2018 to 2020 - Chief Auditor, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
2012 to 2018 - Global Leader – Quality & Risk, RSM International
1989 to 2012 - Partner, RSM US
Recent press and media highlights
- The Importance of Professional Skepticism in an Audit
- The future of the audit industry: From masses of data, to meaning
- Mandatory audit firm rotation fails to deliver on goals
BA Accounting, Black Hills State University, 1988
Master of Professional Accountancy, Business, University of South Dakota School of Business.