Tony is the national leader of the Alliance Group of RSM US LLP. The group is responsible for segments that serve professional services firms through three brands – McGladrey Alliance, Firm Foundation and AdvanceCPA. McGladrey Alliance is a branded association of U.S. based, independently owned, mid- to large-sized public accounting firms. Firm Foundation is an association of U.S.-based, independently-owned, small- to mid-sized public accounting firms. AdvanceCPA provides tools, methodology, and technical support to independently-owned domestic public accounting practices.
In his role, Tony is responsible for aligning the alliance strategy with firm strategy and leading its execution through a network of professionals throughout the firm. The alliance strategy provides the firm a growth channel by generating membership fees and referrals. Tony is also the business advisor for several members and has facilitated numerous strategic planning meetings and retreats to help members develop missions, values, key objectives, KPIs, and plans to implement strategy goals.
Prior to the Alliance Group, Tony was a member of the National Tax practice at RSM US LLP. In that role, he was responsible for providing technical tax support in the areas of accounting methods and periods, inventory and research and development tax credits. He helped provide focus at a national and local level in each of those areas. Tony’s guidance to those serving the manufacturing industry was instrumental in the development of the firm’s tax thought leadership. He was facilitator for the Tax Accounting Methods and the Research and Development Technical Advisory Groups.
Tony served as a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Tax Accounting Methods Tax Resource Panel (TRP). While on the TRP, he led task force committees responsible for developing and submitting comments to the Internal Revenue Service and Treasury. Tony has been quoted in several emerging tax issues articles in The Tax Advisor magazine and has been a frequent speaker at RSM tax conferences, the University of Alabama Tax Clinic, and the FICPA Tax Conference.
Tony’s professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, PCPS Executive Committee (currently) and the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants. His education includes a Master of Science in Taxation from DePaul University, a Bachelor of Arts, accounting from Elmhurst College and the RSM Business Advisor Program from the University of Chicago.