Area of Focus
Digital transformation Data & digital services Technology

Troy Cardinal

Chief Information Officer, Principal

About Troy

Troy Cardinal is a principal and chief information officer for RSM US LLP. He oversees technology strategy, operations and digital solutions for RSM US and our offices in Canada, El Salvador and India, working to align RSM's information technology programs and projects with the firm's strategic objectives, enterprise priorities and digital focus areas.


Troy is a consensus-building problem solver who uses technology on an enterprise scale to help others improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their work. Under his leadership, RSM continues to be designated as one of Computerworld’s Top 100 Best Places to Work in IT year after year.

Troy serves on the firm’s combined leadership team, and on the operating committee, business intelligence steering committee, and the culture, diversity and inclusion (CDI) leadership council. In addition, Troy chairs the U.S. IT strategy committee (ITSC) and the global technology committee; he also co-chairs the cybersecurity council with our chief risk officer and our digital integration group (DIG) with our enterprise digital leader. Collaborating with the ITSC and DIG, he works closely with the firm’s enterprise digital leader on the digital experience, one of the firm’s top priorities, focusing on providing enterprise technology solutions and services to continue transforming what it means to work with and for our firm.

Prior to joining RSM, Troy spent more than 15 years in technology consulting, collaborating with domestic and global clients on technology strategy and governance, IT mergers and acquisitions, IT innovation, IT security and enterprise risk management.

As the son of a former Big Ten basketball trainer, the brother of a former NBA basketball player and a volunteer basketball coach spanning 25 years, Troy is best known by colleagues and clients for his sports analogies. He is passionate about team building and comes by it naturally. He knows that every winning team requires individual contributors to bring their best talents to every interaction. Troy works to live by that mantra on the court and in the office every day. As a passionate and energetic leader, he focuses on creating solutions that help clients, colleagues and the firm win in the marketplace.

Troy’s focus on stewardship is at the core of some of his proudest professional accomplishments. Known for steadily volunteering his time to nonprofit organizations focused on youth and families in the Minneapolis−St. Paul metro area since 1997, Troy may be the most pleased about the work RSM Minneapolis does every fall—supporting inner-city elementary schools as part of RSM’s annual Volunteer Day. Since 2016, the Minneapolis office has raised over $1 million and averaged over 300 employees volunteering each year. They’ve worked to help transform classrooms, gardens, playgrounds and gathering spaces for Minneapolis public schoolchildren.

Professional affiliations and designations


  • National Association of Corporate Directors
  • Information Technology Alliance
  • YMCA of the North, member of the executive committee, chair of the audit committee
  • Church finance and audit committee



  • Bachelor of Science, finance, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign