Gregor Schmidt new European leader of professional services firm RSM

08 August 2018 2 min. read
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Global accounting and consulting firm RSM has named Gregor Schmidt as its new European regional leader, leading teams in a jurisdiction of 41 countries.

Gregor Schmidt has been with RSM since 2012, when he joined the company’s German member firm as Chief Operating Officer. In the following years, he was appointed as Chief Officer of Strategy, Markets and Communications, and played a key role in the merger of RSM’s German firms into what is now the country’s 12th largest network of audit, tax and consulting firms (globally the firm holds the 6th spot).

RSM Germany was established as a single entity in August 2017 and has since rapidly ramped up following a trio of mergers. In April this year, the firm merged with Zitzelsberger, an advisory firm based in Munich with over 60 staff, while in February mergers were concluded with AWT and DPI. Today, RSM Germany employs more than 600 people across 14 locations.

Commenting on Schmidt’s involvement in the German expansion, Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM International said; “Gregor has been with RSM for many years now and has demonstrated his strong leadership and professional experience. He played an integral role in leading the integration of RSM GmbH.”

Gregor Schmidt new European leader of professional services firm RSM

Stephens added, “Gregor also brings his considerable experience of working with Germany’s Mittelstand to the whole of Europe, as we continue to serve the global middle market. We welcome Gregor to the RSM International team and I look forward to seeing our European region grow even stronger in the years to come.”

In his new role, Schmidt will work alongside RSM’s European leadership team and European Regional Council, and will report directly to Stephens. “Europe is in an exciting period of change. Brexit will of course disrupt business, but on top of this, there are new complex European regulations on data, a renewed scrutiny of international taxation and the international trade landscape is being transformed. More than ever, European businesses are looking to their advisers to both understand their needs and aspirations and to anticipate and respond to these challenges. I look forward to driving growth for our clients and for RSM during this era.”

In its latest financial year, RSM grew its revenues in Europe by 6%. Growth was realised through organic growth, as well as merger & acquisition activity in among other countries Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, the Republic of Ireland and the UK. Globally, RSM has 43,000 employees in 41 countries. The company was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.