Born and raised in France, Frank has a passion for all things international, both personally and professionally. He has more than 25 years of cross-border management consulting and growth experience working primarily with internationally active companies. As global growth leader, he ensures that RSM effectively supports global growth for clients and remains their first-choice advisor to navigate complex cross-border issues. During his 20 years with RSM, Frank has been instrumental in accelerating expansion of the firm’s internationally active client base, building innovative global services solutions and promoting global talent development.
In his global strategy work, Frank manages RSM’s relationships with the top international jurisdictions to ensure that the firm is serving and growing foreign-owned clients in the best way possible. This high-growth area involves a team of country practices that deliver a unique RSM client experience to companies headquartered in the main trading partners of the United States such as the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan and China. He is also responsible for driving improvement of our international data ecosystem to accelerate our digital agility with globally active clients.
Frank’s knowledge and skill set around serving global clients is focused particularly on foreign investment. He has advised U.S. companies on entering Europe, Latin America and Asia, and now focuses on helping foreign companies expand in the United States and Canada. Prior to joining RSM, he was a consultant with Invest in France, helping North American companies invest in France. His technical skills include global compliance and reporting, global supply chain, global talent management and global expansion strategy with an industry focus on manufacturing and auto suppliers.
Outside of the office, Frank enjoys fencing, hiking and rock climbing and finds that many lessons from the latter can also be applied to business, primarily that complacency can have a negative impact and that trust-based teamwork is essential to succeed. He is always working and striving to advance one more step and to learn new things. As part of the firm’s AACE employee network group to support black professionals, he has expanded his network and challenged himself to be an advocate for social change. His work with RSM’s Multicultural ENG has validated his mission to nurture the supportive environment found at RSM. As a first-generation high school and college graduate and a native of France, he has appreciated the firm’s inclusive environment that welcomed him 20 years ago and supported his professional development ever since.
When he is not strengthening the RSM brand within the French community in the Chicagoland area, he is dedicated to environmental causes. He and his wife support many environmental nonprofit organizations, including American Forests, aimed at making the environmental, societal and economic benefits of forests equitably available to all people.