Ernest Nedder
Chief Executive Officer

On 1 June 2024, Ernest “E.J.” Nedder became Chief Executive Officer of RSM International having been a Partner and Chief Strategy Officer for RSM’s US Firm, where he led the development, communication, execution and sustainability of the US enterprise strategy.  During this time, E.J. led digital transformation and a culture of insights-led innovation strategy in addition to serving on the Board of Directors in Canada.

In his former role as Chief Strategy Officer for the US Firm, E.J. was instrumental in embedding the 2030 Global Strategy and helping to build a global mindset within the firm. He is a key member of RSM International’s global Transformation Advisory Group and has worked with RSM firms all over the world on global client projects for a number of years.

Over his career, E.J. has developed extensive experience in leading substantial business and digital transformation initiatives, aligning separate service lines, industry verticals and business teams around a unified vision, strategy and operations.

“I am thrilled to have been selected to serve as RSM’s global CEO and I am really looking forward to working alongside our fantastic professionals all over the world. Together, through close collaboration, we will harness our global strength and lead the next dynamic phase of RSM’s development.”

Outside of work, E.J. is a father of five children and enjoys golf, boating and skiing.

Professional affiliations and designations

  • Certified Public Accountant, Connecticut and New York
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • New York State Bar Association 
  • American Bar Association

E.J previously served clerkships with the New York State Surrogate’s Court and Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board.


  • Juris Doctor, New England Law, Boston 
  • Bachelor of Science, Management, Tulane University, A.B. Freeman School of Business