As RSM’s Tax Digital Strategy Leader, Matt brings his passion for tax and all things technology along with over 30 years of experience serving clients to serve as a trusted advisor in tax compliance and consulting. His focus is on delivering next generation digital technologies through RSM’s end-to-end digital ecosystem to provide clients and RSM staff a holistic digital experience across the globe.
Since joining RSM in 1991, Matt has been passionate about the firm being preeminent in the industry and a leader in technology. His extensive career in public accounting provides him a deep understanding of how technology can make the daily lives of the firm’s talent and clients better and more efficient.
As the previous National Business Tax Leader, Matt focused on developing and executing the firm’s strategy to best serve the changing needs of the middle market. He designed and launched net new tax digital strategy to build the foundation for RSM’s digital transformation including proprietary application development, data and process automation, and end-to-end technical support. He also created new resource management strategies to buildout and launch of USI (India) talent integration in 2021. In support of RSM’s firm strategy, Matt developed the plan to realign talent from verticals to collaborative capabilities and specialties – rolled out in 2023.
Matt’s work continues to focus on digital transformation of the client and employee experience in order for RSM to deliver the highest level of service. He strategizes across teams to innovate and automate to give the firm’s tax professionals the right tools to serve clients the way they want to be served. Through enhanced digital strategy, Matt helps the firm and our clients work more efficiently to help RSM clients win.
COVID-19 arrived during Matt’s 2019−2020 term as chair of the RSM board of directors. While managing the pivot to virtual work, he appointed newer board members to committee chair roles to elevate their level of responsibility and engagement. His board experience includes serving as chair of the partner matters, managing partner, and finance and M&A committees.
Prior to his role as national business tax leader, Matt led the firm’s credits, incentives and methods national practice. His public accounting experience encompasses private equity and owner-managed businesses, as well as corporations and partnerships. His industry involvement includes consumer products, software, gaming and craft brewing. He has been a featured speaker at several business association meetings and seminars, including the Institute of Management Accountants and the CFO Roundtable.
The father of three, Matt attributes much of his career success to the ongoing support of his wife and children. An empathetic leader, he encourages his team to think about what’s best for their families to achieve a healthy work-life balance. He contributes to conversations on work and family as part of the firm’s Family First employee network group. Outside the firm, Matt has been involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters and Young Life, two organizations whose core values align with his own.
When he’s not strategizing on RSM technology innovations, Matt can be found in his home batting cage pitching to one of his kids or smoking meats on his wood pellet smoker