Brian Becker has been chosen to take over as MP and CEO of Chicago-based IPA 100 firm RSM US LLP (FY21 net revenue of $2.9 billion), succeeding the retiring Joe Adams effective Aug. 31, 2022.
“It has been an honor to lead RSM for the last 10 years,” says Adams. “I feel proud of all we have accomplished, and I am truly grateful to our outstanding clients, partners and employees who have made the firm so successful. I am confident they will be in great hands as Brian takes over leadership of RSM in the future.”
Becker leads the firm’s consulting line of business, which has grown from $450 million to $1 billion during his tenure. He previously served as technology consulting leader and central region consulting leader, as well as serving a term on the RSM board of directors from 2011 through 2015. He began his career at RSM as an auditor in 1989 before transferring to consulting to build the firm’s technology infrastructure service line.
“[Brian] is an outstanding leader who has served as RSM’s consulting leader and a member of the firm’s combined leadership team since 2017, and he also brings solid experience as a member of our board from 2011 through 2015,” says Jerry Martin, chair of the RSM board of directors. “We are confident Brian will continue to help our clients, our employees and our firm succeed, and we are grateful to Joe for his tremendous leadership and stewardship.”
“Joe has been a transformational leader for RSM, and we have a strong vision that will lead us through our 100th anniversary in 2026 and beyond,” Becker says. “I look forward to advancing, evolving and supporting all the great work that is currently in process while simultaneously building on our competitive advantage.”