Aprio to take over RSM’s Firm Foundation


Aprio LLP announced that it will take over the Firm Foundation program from Top 8 Firm RSM US, effective Dec. 1, 2021.

A Top 50 Firm based in Atlanta, Aprio plans to use Firm Foundation, which shares resources, coaching and networking opportunities with small and midsized CPA firms, as an engine to expand its own partnership program into a nationwide alliance.

The nationwide alliance will be aimed at firms with from $1 million to $20 million in revenue, and Aprio expects it to triple over the next few years.

Richard Kopelman

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“Aprio is taking the next step in evolving our partnership program and working with firms across the country to drive their success,” said managing partner and CEO Richard Kopelman, in a statement. “We are dedicated to sharing breakthrough knowledge, innovation and growth strategies, and leadership best practices across the nation’s best, growth-focused firms. … Future success for the profession will be driven by talent acquisition and development, new and organic growth, digital transformation, and high-performance cultures.”

The firm launched its original partner program in 2017 to help smaller firms offer specialty services including R&D, business valuation, international tax, blockchain, cyber security, as well as private equity services. It has 65 members, who will all be able to join Aprio’s new alliance; Firm Foundation has over 30 members.

“We know the Aprio model works,” said Kopelman. “The time is right to apply it very broadly by making it accessible to other firms nationwide.”

For more information, contact John Bly, Aprio’s South Atlantic regional managing partner and partnership executive at john.bly@aprio.com.

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