RSM Canada has appointed Kate Phillips as nationwide enterprise growth chief and Ben Gibbons as nationwide client merchandise trade chief.
Phillips brings greater than twelve years of expertise within the consulting trade, with a give attention to enterprise growth, gross sales operations, and consumer administration expertise.
She joins RSM from BDO Canada, the place she was nationwide director of enterprise growth, trade, and earlier than that was enterprise growth supervisor for the Southern and Midwestern Ontario area. Phillips was additionally beforehand head of enterprise growth in Canada for Alula, a US-based administration consulting agency.
Phillips began her profession at PwC Canada, the place she was latterly the chief of the nationwide consumer relationship government group.
“Kate is a highly-skilled chief and we’re thrilled to welcome her to RSM,” stated Harry Blum, nationwide managing accomplice, RSM Canada. “Her deep experience and data of the market will play an integral position in additional enlargement of the RSM footprint throughout Canada.”
Gibbons, in the meantime, brings greater than 14 years of expertise in company finance and transaction advisory to his position on the head of the brand new client merchandise trade follow.
RSM referred to as the follow’s creation the “logical subsequent step” for its trade technique. Manufactured items for family use and processed meals and drinks account for about one-third of Canadian manufacturing GDP and 40% of employment.
Gibbons has been a accomplice at RSM Canada since its inception in December 2017, having been a company finance accomplice at predecessor agency Collins Barrow Toronto. He has led RSM Canada’s non-public fairness follow for the final three years, serving to mid-market shoppers enhance worth throughout the portfolio lifecycle.
As a accomplice in transaction advisory companies, Gibbons and his group give attention to prolonged deal help companies akin to transaction readiness and strategic assessments, and monetary modeling and projections.
Gibbons beforehand spent five-and-a-half years at Collins Barrow Toronto, the place he led M&A and capital markets transaction throughout each fairness and debt financing.
Earlier than that, he was an affiliate in company advisory at Octa Phillip Monetary Group and a senior supervisor in company finance at Grant Thornton Australia. He began his profession as an analyst at Deutsche Financial institution, specializing in M&A transactions and debt and fairness capital elevating.
“Ben has and at present leads various vital initiatives for the agency, so we all know that his sturdy management expertise will permit him to additional improve and develop the patron merchandise trade throughout Canada, while additionally providing new views and concepts to our shoppers.”
RSM Canada has greater than 600 professionals in Ontario and Alberta, offering audit, tax and advisory companies to mid-market organizations nationally.