RSM Receives Plug and Play’s Corporate Innovation Award

RSM Receives Plug and Play’s Corporate Innovation Award

RSM Receives Plug and Play’s Corporate Innovation Award


CHICAGO, October 26, 2018

RSM US LLP ("RSM") – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market – is pleased to announce that it was recently recognized with Plug and Play’s Fintech Corporate Innovation Award. RSM received the award based on its high level of engagement with Plug and Play to bring innovation to the middle market.

"As a strategic founding anchor partner for Plug and Play’s vertical in cybersecurity and an anchor partner in FinTech, RSM connects with startups that are bringing innovation to the cybersecurity and financial technology spaces," said Brad DeVilbiss, senior director – strategy and innovation with RSM US LLP and RSM’s relationship leader with Plug and Play. "RSM’s partnership with Plug and Play enables us to offer perspectives on the application of start-ups’ leading-edge innovations to our industry, clients, the industries we serve – and the middle market as a whole. It’s an honor to accept this award on behalf of RSM."

"It has been great working with RSM since announcing our partnership this past March," said Matt Helmers, Fintech innovation manager with Plug and Play. "RSM has demonstrated its commitment to bringing fresh ideas to the middle market throughout this partnership. Their commitment to innovation is second to none, and is what we look for in our partners. It’s my privilege to recognize RSM with Plug and Play’s Fintech Corporate Innovation Award."

"At RSM, we understand the transformative opportunities digital strategies, new technologies, big data, artificial intelligence, blockchain and other innovations, along with strategic investments and partnerships, bring to our clients and prospective clients," said Tim Tiefenthaler, Bay Area office managing partner and national fintech leader with RSM. "Our partnerships with Plug and Play, the Chamber of Digital CommerceAutomation Anywhere and other innovative solutions are accelerating the winning solutions we are providing to our middle market clients on a global basis."  

About Plug and Play

Plug and Play is a global innovation platform. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Plug and Play has built accelerator programs, corporate innovation services, and an in-house VC to make technological advancement progress faster than ever before. Since inception in 2006, its programs have expanded worldwide to include a presence in 28 locations globally, giving startups the necessary resources to succeed in Silicon Valley and beyond. With more than 6,000 startups and 220 official corporate partners, Plug and Play has created the ultimate startup ecosystem in many industries, providing active investments with 200 leading Silicon Valley VCs, and hosting more than 700 networking events per year. Companies in the Plug and Play community have raised over $7 billion in funding, with successful portfolio exits, including Danger, Dropbox, Lending Club, PayPal, SoundHound, and Zoosk. For more information, visit

About RSM US

RSM’s purpose is to deliver the power of being understood to our clients, colleagues and communities through world-class audit, tax and consulting services focused on middle market businesses. The clients we serve are the engine of global commerce and economic growth, and we are focused on developing leading professionals and services to meet their evolving needs in today’s ever-changing business environment.

RSM US LLP is the U.S. member of RSM International, a global network of independent, audit, tax and consulting firms with more than 43,000 people in over 120 countries.  For more information, visit, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and/or connect with us on LinkedIn.

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