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RSM Names Jeff Johannesen Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer
New role to focus on advancing innovation for the middle market
By: RSM US LLP
In his new role, Johannesen will be responsible for assisting with the development, communication, execution and sustainability of firm strategic objectives, leveraging innovation as a mechanism to enhance current and future strategy decisions. He will continue to serve as a member of RSM's leadership team and report directly to Managing Partner and CEO Joe Adams.
"Jeff is an outstanding leader who has proven himself as national tax leader, a member of our RSM leadership team and executive sponsor of our client experience strategy," said Adams. "He understands the needs of our middle market clients, and has evolved our tax practice to meet them through more consultative services while also driving client service excellence across all lines of business. Jeff also has deep knowledge of our strategy, relationships with our innovation partners and has been a leader in our business planning process for the last several years. All of this makes him uniquely qualified to help RSM advance innovation for the middle market."
Johannesen has served as national tax leader at RSM since 2011, and during that time, he has evolved the tax team to be more consulting-focused, launched a domestic tax service center for compliance work and deployed new technology to serve RSM clients. He has also served as a member of the firm's leadership team since 2011 where he helped develop and lead RSM's business planning process. Since 2015, Johannesen has served as executive sponsor of the firm's client experience strategy.
"I am excited to take on this new role leading strategy and innovation,"
Johannesen began his career at RSM in 1981, and he became a partner in 1989. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants. Johannesen has previously served as president of the Des Moines Health Center, treasurer of the Des Moines Child and Adolescent Guidance Center and president of Des Moines Estate Planners Forum.
Johannesen will remain in RSM's Des Moines, Iowa office, and he will continue in his role as national tax leader until a successor is named.
About RSM US LLP
RSM's purpose is to deliver the power of being understood to our clients, colleagues and communities through world-class audit, tax and consulting services focused on middle market businesses. The clients we serve are the engine of global commerce and economic growth, and we are focused on developing leading professionals and services to meet their evolving needs in today's ever-changing business environment.
RSM US LLP is the U.S. member of RSM International, a global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms with more than 43,000 people in over 120 countries. For more information, visit rsmus.com (http://rsmus.com/