RSM US LLP (“RSM”), a provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market is pleased to announce on Wednesday it has formed a partnership with global innovation platform, Plug and Play. RSM reported that as a strategic founding partner for Plug and Play’s newest vertical in cybersecurity and an anchor partner in fintech, it will connect with startups that are bringing innovation to the cybersecurity and financial technology spaces.
“RSM’s partnership with Plug and Play will give us board seats for ongoing access to startups to offer perspective on the application of their leading edge innovations to our industry, clients, the focus industries we serve and the middle market as a whole, as well as engage in early stage discussions around opportunities to invest and/or serve these companies as they grow. We will be taking an active role in deal flow meetings, expos, accelerator program selection, and other opportunities to collaborate within Plug and Play’s ecosystem of corporate partners, investors and thought leaders.”
While sharing more details about the partnership, Joe Adams, RSM managing partner and CEO, stated:
“RSM is committed to truly understanding its middle market clients, and bringing them fresh ideas and insights that help them move forward on their strategic goals. Having a perspective on new technologies and innovations is critical to fulfilling our role as first-choice advisors to our clients, as they contemplate new ways of doing business to succeed in today’s rapidly changing and increasingly global economy.”
“It is our pleasure to welcome RSM as a new partner in FinTech and as a founding Anchor Partner in Cybersecurity. Their commitment to innovation is what we look for in our partners, particularly when they have such a strong position in serving the middle market.”
Bob Jacobson, a consulting partner who will serve as the primary RSM contact with Plug and Play, added:
“Technology and innovation are changing the marketplace, and our firm and our clients need to be informed and agile to seize these new opportunities. Our relationship with Plug and Play will help us advance new ideas that will help our firm and our clients succeed in the future.”