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RSM Canada hires two business developers for key industries

Dec 13, 2018
Dec 13, 2018
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RSM Canada, the leading global provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, is pleased to welcome two business development directors  to support the firm’s key industry focus.

Shawn Button will support the strategic expansion of the not-for-profit, business and professional services, as well as the real estate and construction industries. His background in finance and accounting, as well as sales and account management, enables Button to understand the unique business challenges that face RSM Canada’s clients. Button will collaborate closely with RSM’s international industry teams and national industry leaders Stephen McCourt (not-for-profit), Michael Nicolo (business and professional services), and Mark Jakovcic (real estate and construction).

Dedicated to supporting the private equity team, Melanie Castonguay brings RSM Canada’s full spectrum of audit, tax and consulting services to private equity investors and their portfolio companies. Castonguay has more than 15 years of experience in the financial sector, including sales and business development. She will collaborate with Ben Gibbons, national private equity leader, and Tim Nakai, director, private equity services, as well as the global RSM industry team to support the firm’s private equity strategy and deliver the firm’s full breadth of services to its private equity clients.

“RSM Canada has identified key industries of focus in order to enhance our ability to deliver the power of being understood to our clients in these sectors,” said Harry Blum, national managing partner, RSM Canada, “This not only entails having audit, tax and consulting teams that keep abreast of trends, opportunities and challenges in a particular industry, but also having dedicated professionals who will bring viable solutions to these clients by harnessing the resources of RSM locally, nationally and globally.”

Through the expansion into the Alberta corridor, RSM Canada is also expanding its key industries to encompass the energy and agricultural sectors, recognizing the significance of these industries to the Canadian market. The firm is also building dedicated industry teams to enhance RSM Canada’s capabilities to deliver comprehensive audit, tax and consulting services to businesses in these sectors.

About RSM Canada

RSM is the leading provider of professional services to the middle market. 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 landscape. Our purpose is to instill confidence in a world of change, empowering our clients and people to realize their full potential.

RSM Canada LLP provides public accounting services and is the Canadian member firm of RSM International, a global network of independent assurance, tax and consulting firms with 64,000 people in 120 countries. RSM Canada Consulting LP provides consulting services and is an affiliate of RSM US LLP, a member firm of RSM International. For more information visit, like us on Facebook, follow us on X and/or connect with us on LinkedIn.