RSM Partners appoints US based Director of North American Operations

Typically I actively discourage my contributors from blatantly promoting their business on this site, but the guys at RSM Partners are such a vital part of the mainframe ecosystem that I wanted to post their press release for the recent US expansion and give them some ‘free publicity’…  Don’t worry normal service will be resumed shortly…

RSM Partners appoints US based Director of North American Operations

27th June 2017: RSM Partners, the UK headquartered specialists in mainframe security, software, and services, today announce the hiring of Chad Rikansrud as Director of North American Operations.

Chad will be responsible for leading RSM’s continued expansion in the North American marketplace, focusing on RSM’s world class security advisory services, audit, penetration testing and security software. Chad is a nationally recognized security industry speaker, with regular appearances at such as: DEF CON, Derbycon, RSA2017, SHARE, Sp4rkcon, and other local/regional conferences. 

Commercial Director at RSM Partners, Andrew Downie, commented, “We’re extremely pleased with Chad choosing to join our fast expanding US operation. His wealth of real world security knowledge and understanding, combined with his high profile in the security industry, is a fantastic asset for RSM. We look forward to continuing our expansion under Chad’s leadership, both directly and in working with our valued US partners.”

Chad joins RSM Partners with 25 years of IT, security and risk management experience. Most recently helping one of the world’s largest financial institutions build an in-house penetration testing group, focusing on the IBM mainframe platform. During his career in the financial services industry, Chad has held various senior leadership positions, including worldwide datacenter operations, infrastructure and recovery responsibility, as well as enterprise-wide system z storage.

Chad will operate from a Minneapolis, Minnesota base, reporting directly to the RSM Board of Directors.

For further information please contact or call 1 (612) 547-0089.


RSM Partners is a global provider of mainframe services, software and expertise – 100% focused on IBM z Systems. Working with world leading organizations in finance, retail, utilities, government and services, no other partner offers you the same mix of z knowledge, experience, flexibility and agility.



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