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At a Glance


"All the resources of a large national/global firm with the local/community feel."

"Our leadership team is committed and energetic."

"I can work from anywhere at any time to serve my clients."


"Culture is still evolving. We are not a people-first organization."

"Balancing client focus and delivery with firm admin work."

"Can feel a bit out of touch telecommuting."

The Buzz

"The new guys."

"Moving up."

"Very family friendly."

"Regional firm."

About RSM Consulting Services

Midwestern giant

McGladrey LLP is the largest U.S. assurance, tax and consulting firm focused on the middle market, with  more than 6,700 employees in 75 cities nationwide. Its international endeavors are enhanced by its membership in RSM International, a network of independent accounting and consulting firms in 100 countries that employs more than 32,500 people. The McGladrey name goes back several decades-to 1926 when Ira B. McGladrey opened an accounting practice in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In 1984, McGladrey combined forces with A.M. Pullen & Company, a firm with headquarters in South Carolina and dozens of offices in the Southeast. The firm was renamed McGladrey & Pullen in 1987. Just over 10 years later, the firm sold its non-attest assets to H&R Block. But 12 years after that, in 2011, these assets (which operated under the name RSM McGladrey Inc.) were repurchased by McGladrey & Pullen. Also in 2011, Joe Adams was named managing partner and CEO. A year later, in 2012, the firm changed its name to McGladrey LLP.

Practice Areas

The firm operates three main practice areas in its consulting practice: financial advisory, risk advisory and technology. The first of these—financial advisory—helps client organizations to understand "options, opportunities and exposures" related to finance when making major business decisions such as mergers and acquisitions, performance improvement initiatives or  even dealing with litigation and disputes.

McGladrey's risk advisory services include expertise on dealing with risk in everything from government regulation to IT and security concerns. Finally, its technology practice covers aspects related to business success such as tech strategy, project management, business process outsourcing and technology risk management.


August 2013

McGladrey Launches Strategy to Serve Emerging Middle Market Companies

Former McGladrey Managing Partner Dave Scudder will lead initiative to enhance client efficiencies

McGladrey LLP, the nation's leading provider of assurance, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, recently launched a strategy to serve emerging middle market companies. Former Managing Partner Dave Scudder will lead the innovative initiative, which will use technology, tools and processes specifically designed to help companies in this unique market succeed. Read more.

July 2013

McGladrey Wins Big at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

McGladrey LLP, the nation's leading provider of assurance, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, was recently recognized as Microsoft's U.S. Central Region Small and Medium Size Business & Distribution (SMB&D) Sales and Marketing Excellence Partner of the Year award winner and the U.S. Central Region SMB&D Partner of the Year award winner during the annual Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston. Read more.

June 2013

McGladrey Names AICPA Chairman Richard Caturano National Leader of Culture, Diversity and Inclusion

McGladrey LLP, the nation's leading provider of assurance, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, named Richard Caturano, partner and AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) Chairman of the Board of Directors as its national leader of culture, diversity and inclusion. The announcement about Caturano's new role was made during McGladrey's annual partner meeting in Orlando. Read more.

NetSuite Recognizes McGladrey for Helping Customers Achieve Their Business Vision

McGladrey was recognized for helping customers achieve their business vision when the firm was named both Worldwide Partner of the Year and America's Solution Provider of the Year by NetSuite Inc. NetSuite is the industry's leading provider of cloud-based financials/enterprise resource planning (ERP) software suites. Read more.

January 2013

Consulting Magazine Highlights McGladrey’s Consulting Practice Growth

An article in Consultingmagazine focused on McGladrey's strong performance heading into 2013. The firm's Gary Sturisky—a partner and the firm's National Consulting Leader—wrote that "consulting is growing at a double-digit clip. We’re strategically agile and are expanding capabilities in all three of our service lines—technology consulting, risk and financial advisory—across all industries. We continue to add quality professionals at all levels."

October 24, 2012

McGladrey Announces Acquisition of Forward Hindsight

McGladrey announced the acquisition of certain assets of Forward Hindsight, Inc., including the rights to service its clients. Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, the company develops and implements a broad range of technology solutions to help businesses work smarter and more efficiently. This includes the customization, implementation and support of NetSuite cloud business management solutions.

McGladrey Empowers All 6,500 Employees With New Tablets

When McGladrey decided to roll out tablets to all 6,500 of its employees, the firm called on the experience and expertise of AT&T's Mobility Solutions Services (MSS) team. AT&T worked with McGladrey to get the new devices up and running, train service desk professionals and set up a Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution—all in less than two months.

December 2011

McGladrey & Pullen Completes Purchase of RSM McGladrey

McGladrey & Pullen LLP completed the acquisition of RSM McGladrey, Inc. from H&R Block, Inc., and returned to a traditional partner-owned CPA firm structure.

RSM Consulting Services

One S. Wacker Drive
Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-634-3400

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Private
CEO: Joe Adams
Consulting National Leader: Gary Sturisky
2013 Employees (All Locations): 7,000

Major Office Locations

Chicago, IL (HQ)
Offices in more than 75 cities across the country

Affiliated Companies
Major Departments & Practices

Financial Advisory

Risk Advisory