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RSM's Industry Eminence Program announces class of 2020

RSM Canada’s David Stuart selected to join unique three-year program

May 29, 2020
May 29, 2020
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RSM Canada, the leading global provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, is pleased to announce the third class of the firm’s Industry Eminence Program. The new eminence class recently kicked off their participation in the three-year program, joining the current 21 senior analysts from previous classes. David Stuart in Calgary was selected as one of the senior analysts in the program and will focus on technology, media and telecommunications.

“The Industry Eminence Program has been a game-changer for RSM, and it’s only going to get better,” said Joe Adams, managing partner and chief executive officer with RSM US LLP. “With our third class in place, we now have 32 bright, highly accomplished people who are committed to bringing valuable industry data and insights to the conversations we’re having with our clients. Our current senior analysts have been at the forefront of our COVID-19 response—providing insights and advice to our clients and our firm—and adding to their ranks will only strengthen our perspectives for the future.”

“We are extremely proud to have David join this group,” said Harry Blum, national managing partner with RSM Canada. “I know he will play a key role in furthering the growth of this program, and bring new perspectives to support both our staff and our middle market clients and prospects. North America is leading the way in technology, media and telecommunications, with Canada quickly becoming a centre for technology. The Industry Eminence Program will provide David with expert-level understanding of this important part of our economy.”

The cutting-edge program was created and led by Joe Brusuelas, RSM US LLP chief economist, and Kevin Depew, RSM US LLP deputy chief economist. Over the course of the three-year program, this new class of senior analysts will focus on learning the foundations of industry analysis and thought leadership development. They will then bring that knowledge to current and prospective clients, the marketplace and their colleagues within the firm.  Senior analysts will leave the program with the ability to analyze and interpret economic and industry trends and data, and will serve as internal and external thought leaders.

“We’re thrilled with the results of this program thus far,” said Brusuelas. “Through the application of data analytics, trend analysis and forecasting, our senior analysts are consistently producing actionable insights for our clients to help them navigate ever-evolving developments in the economy and in the industries in which they operate. We’re excited to expand the program again this year, and are looking forward to the extensive knowledge that this new class of senior analysts will bring to our clients and the marketplace.”

David is a director within the Transactions Advisory Services team at RSM Canada and is responsible for supporting local and cross-border transactions, and managing and leading M&A and capital advisory transactions in the private and public company sectors. He brings more than eight years of experience within the capital markets industry with extensive experience in M&A, financial advisory, and financial modelling.

Prior to joining RSM, David worked at a large financial institution focused on transactions across the capital structure. He graduated from the University of Calgary in 2011 with a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance, and is a level III Candidate in the CFA program.

To learn about the other members of the 2020 class, visit RSM’s Industry Eminence Program page here. 

“The first two years of the program have been incredible,” said Depew. “The current eminents have exceeded our expectations due to their commitment to learning and thinking differently. I have no doubt that we are in for another great year with our 11 new members, and I’m looking forward to it.”

“I am once again blown away by the talent and passion that our new senior analysts bring to this program,” said Don Lipari, national industry leader with RSM US LLP. “They are all passionate about their industries and about finding new and innovative ways to serve their clients. It’s that mentality that will not only make the program successful, but RSM – and our clients – as well.”

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