Office Location
Calgary, AB
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David Hird

Calgary Market Leader
Office Location
Calgary, AB
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About David

David Hird is the office managing partner serving RSM Canada LLP’s Calgary office. He is responsible for the office’s growth and culture, leading RSM’s Calgary partners and employees to fulfill the firm’s vision of being first-choice advisors globally to the middle market.


Experience

David has more than 25 years of experience providing audit and tax services to owner-managed businesses across several industries, focusing on business and professional services and real estate and construction. David focuses his efforts on the provision of tax planning, tax structuring and succession planning services for his clients. 

Passionate about building client relationships and advising on business structuring, David enjoys helping risk-taking entrepreneurs navigate technical accounting and taxation matters. By forming deep connections with RSM’s clients, David can understand the complexities of their businesses and leverage the power of understanding to deliver solutions to help them succeed. 

David’s commitment to community is evident by his involvement at a board level in organizations such as the Make A Wish Foundation of Southern Alberta, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the Canadian Progress Club – Calgary Downtown. These organization’s focus on mentorship, which is something David is truly passionate about. Being involved in these organizations has allowed David to pursue that passion while giving back to the Calgary community. As office leader, David’s commitment to mentorship has led to the development of the Calgary office’s partner mentorship program ensuring all team members are aligned for mentorship with one of the Calgary office partners. He also oversees the office’s stewardship activities, notably helping the nonprofit organization Brown Bagging for Calgary Kids (BB4CK) provide lunches to children who don’t have access to food at school across all Calgary communities. 

As part of RSM’s leadership team, David is committed to developing talent and actively promotes and participates in the firm’s culture, diversity and inclusion initiatives. He has actively participated in the STAR Leadership series assisting in the delivery of leadership training for the firm’s women senior directors and managers, and future leaders of the firm. RSM’s STAR employee network group supports the advancement and retention of the firm’s women leaders. 

David grew up with parents in the military and spent his childhood living in small towns across Canada. David also spent three years living in West Germany when his father was stationed at a NATO air force base in the region. Today, David is married with two children, is a cancer survivor and avid golfer, and loves to cook. David celebrated his 50th  birthday by running in the 50th anniversary of the Calgary Marathon. 


Professional Affiliations and Designations

  • Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants

  • EO Calgary

  • Calgary Economic Development 

  • Financial Executives International  

  • Chartered professional accountant

  • Chartered accountant


Education

Bachelor of Commerce, accounting, University of Calgary