Beginning their careers in Big Four accounting firms, our founders gave RGP a tradition of service and professionalism.
Today, our leaders continue to foster an entrepreneurial spirit and the free flow of ideas. This gives our professionals the
freedom, flexibility and agility to help our clients thrive in the rapid and constant change of the global economy.
Meet our Executive Team:
Meet our Regional & Practice Area Leaders:
- Frits Aarts, Sr. Vice President Europe
- Steve Barker, Global Managing Director, Human Capital
- Tanja Cebula, Sr. Vice President
- Thomas Chu, Regional Managing Director - Hong Kong, China and Singapore
- Radgia Cook, President, RGP Healthcare
- Tracey Figurelli, Global Managing Director, Information Management
- Brandon Johnson, Chief Information Officer
- Mahesh Krishnamurti, Managing Director – India
- Timothy O'Rourke, Sr. Vice President
- Tom Schember, Sr. Vice President - Strategic Accounts
- Suzanne Stanton, Sr. Vice President - Corporate Development
- Hiro Ueda, Regional Managing Director – Japan, Taiwan and Korea
- Shauna Watson, Global Managing Director, Finance & Accounting
- Jon Wesoky, Global Managing Director - Supply Chain Management
||"We foster an entrepreneurial spirit and the free flow of ideas."
Drawing from his 30-years of business experience and management roots from the Big Four, Don Murray
founded RGP in June of 1996 with funding from the Venture Board of Deloitte & Touche LLC, where
he served as a Partner. After a management buy-out led by Don and two other founders, RGP went
public in December 2000. As Executive Chairman, Don focuses on the Company's
strategic vision, employment culture and brand as well as significant business and geographic development. Don has built a high-caliber
management team and Consultant base, primarily made up of Big Four professionals with superior credentials
and substantial industry experience. Under his leadership, the Company has cultivated an impressive and
diverse client base.
Don serves on the Leadership Board of USC's Marshall School of Business and the Marshall Center for Global
Innovation. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California
Society of Certified Public Accountants (inactive). Additionally, he has developed an innovative internship
program with Human Options, a shelter for victims of domestic violence. Sponsored by RGP, the program
provides training and internships to women from the shelter. Don also serves on the Board of Healthy Smiles
for Kids of Orange County, a community-based non-profit organization shaped to meet the oral health needs of
children and families in Orange County, California.
Don earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Accounting from California State
University, Los Angeles and his Master's in Business Taxation from the University of Southern California.
Chief Executive Officer & President
With more than 34 years of professional services, operations and financial management experience, Tony Cherbak is responsible for RGP's global operations with a significant focus on managing and promoting the Company's growth and profitability. Tony leads the senior management team to successfully execute RGP's business model—providing exceptional professional services to clients and offering its Consultants challenging, flexible and rewarding careers.
Tony joined RGP in July 2005 from Deloitte & Touche LLP, where he spent the majority of his career as an audit partner in the Orange County, California office. At Deloitte, Tony led the firm's consumer business practice for its Pacific Southwest region, and most recently served as the partner-in-charge of the Orange County audit practice.
Tony graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 1978 with a BS in Accounting.
Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President
Drawing from his immense operational management experiences, Tracy Stephens leads the efficient execution of RGP's business model with a particular emphasis on its international operations. Most recently, Tracy served as Senior Vice President of RGP's U.S. Central-Southeast Region with full oversight and P&L responsibilities for 21 practice offices. In addition, he led the Company's Supply Chain Management (SCM) global practice. He has served on RGP's leadership team for more than 11 years.
Tracy's career has spanned a variety of industries. He has served as CEO, COO, Board Member and owner within the professional services, business services, distribution, commercial lending and consulting industries. In 1996, he co-founded The Procurement Centre, which harnessed the expertise of supply chain experts to serve as consultants, creating one of the first professional services companies in SCM. In 2002, RGP acquired the Procurement Centre and Tracy led the expansion of the SCM practice to key offices worldwide while increasing the number of consultants fourfold. As a result, the SCM practice has become one of RGP's most successful practice areas.
Tracy's background also includes formal training in Total Quality Management (TQM) techniques, business process reengineering, transformational supply chain strategies, effective team building and principle-centered leadership. He was recognized as Supply & Demand Chain Executive's Pro To Know for 2007, 2008 and 2010. He led The Procurement Centre to national recognition in the INC 500 Fastest Growing Companies in America in 2002. Tracy holds a BBA in Finance with an emphasis on Economics from Texas A&M University, where he has served as a Distinguished Executive Professor and is currently on the Board of the University's May's School of Business.
Chief Legal Officer & Executive Vice President
Since joining RGP in 1999, Kate Duchene has helped build and oversee the firm's infrastructure, processes and talent base,
as well as manage and enable the Company's continued growth and profitability. Under her executive leadership, RGP has continued
to thrive since going public in December 2000 and has expanded its operations to service an impressive and diverse client base.
Previously, Kate practiced law for nine years with O'Melveny & Myers LLP, a Los Angeles, California law firm specializing in labor and
employment matters, most recently as a special counsel. She received her J.D., Cum Laude, from New York University and her B.A. in Political
Science from Stanford University. In 2010, Kate was recognized as "Outstanding General Counsel" by the Orange County Business Journal and named
to OC METRO magazine's "Hot 25" list of top business professionals in Orange County, California.
Kate also serves on the Board of Directors of Human Options, an organization that assists victims of domestic violence, and is involved with National Charity League, a non-profit focused on mothers and daughters.
Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
With a background suited for dealing with today's increasingly complex regulatory environment, Nate Franke joined RGP in 2007. As CFO, Nate is responsible for all financial aspects of RGP's operations, including financial reporting and investor relations.
Nate joined RGP after 22 years at Deloitte & Touche LLP, where, for 12 years, he served as an audit partner primarily working
with publicly traded companies in the consumer and technology industries.
A member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Nate graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara,
and earned an MBA from the University of California, Irvine. Nate is also a part-time lecturer in financial reporting and analysis at
the University of California, Irvine, Merage School of Business.
|Regional & Practice Area Leaders|
Sr. Vice President Europe
Frits Aarts is the Sr. Vice President European Operations, leading RGP's European business
activities, including the regional management of offices in ten countries. Previously, Frits was Managing
Partner of the Ernst & Young Interim Management company that was acquired by RGP in July 2003.
From 1991 to 1999, Frits was board member and COO of Troost Pernis Group B.V., a Netherlands-based construction
holding company. Prior to that, he worked with Volleman Computer B.V., most recently as a board member. In his
spare time Frits likes to help companies or institutions that have strategic or organizational issues. Apart
from that, he plays an active role in local community work.
Global Managing Director, Human Capital
Steve Barker joined RGP in 2000 to help start the Human Capital practice and currently serves as the Global Managing Director. He has more than 25 years of human capital experience and extensive knowledge of human resources, change management strategies, business transformation, employment risk, operations and employee engagement. Steve's background includes operational business and human capital experience, from a consultative as well as a private industry perspective. He is currently responsible for developing innovative and complimentary human capital strategies with senior level HR leaders, including many from Fortune 500 companies.
Prior to joining RGP, Steve was a principal at Strategic Employment Solutions, a national employment practice consulting company. He also held the position of vice president of human resources for the nationally recognized Centinela Hospital Healthcare Network. In this capacity, he was responsible for all human resources related functions, strategy and organizational direction.
Steve is a frequent guest speaker and currently sits on the Board of Directors for the National Human Resources Association and The California State University Fullerton Leadership Board. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis on Human Resources, from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
Sr. Vice President
A 15-year veteran of the Company, Sr. Vice President Tanja Cebula is responsible for RGP's Western Region, which includes
19 offices in the U.S. and Mexico. In her role, Tanja oversees operations, financials and recruiting while mentoring teams and
offering strategic guidance to the practices within the region.
Tanja began her RGP career in 1997 as Managing Director and founder of the Company's Portland, Oregon office. She played a
key role in RGP's management-led buyout from Deloitte & Touche LLC in 1999. She moved to Southern California as Regional
Managing Director in 2000 taking on responsibility for the entire Western Region in 2004.
Prior to RGP, Tanja served as Product Director for Johnson & Johnson Medical in Dallas, Texas and Senior Auditor for
Deloitte & Touche in Portland, Oregon. She received her BS from Oregon State University and her MBA from Northwestern University's
Kellogg School of Management. Tanja serves on the Oregon State University Foundation Board of Trustees and she is a member of the
College of Business Dean's Circle of Excellence. She co-founded the BeAware Foundation whose mission is to bring breast cancer
awareness to corporate America.
Regional Managing Director - Hong Kong, China and Singapore
Based in Hong Kong, Thomas is the Regional Managing Director for the Singapore and China practice. During Thomas’ tenure with RGP, he has led the startup of the Beijing, Shanghai and Singapore offices. In addition to establishing and executing on-going growth strategies, Thomas manages these offices to support multinational clients on local and regional assignments across Asia Pacific.
With a strong background in business consulting and information systems, Thomas has more than two decades of experience. Before joining RGP, he held a number of leadership positions in financial services and technology companies, including Oracle, Reuters, Nomura and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Thomas has a degree in Computer Science and Economics from the University of California at Santa Cruz and holds a Certified Information Systems Auditor designation. He is also a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors.
President, RGP Healthcare
Since joining the Company in early 2012 to form RGP Healthcare, Radgia Cook has built upon RGP's distinguished record of service to leading healthcare organizations (HCOs) to spearhead the development of Pavisse™, a suite of health IT solutions designed to help HCOs thrive in an increasingly regulated, value-based, patient-centric environment. The first of these solutions, the Pavisse incident management system, helps HCOs improve patient safety, privacy and satisfaction, and manage the grievance process.
During a 22-year career building health IT and clinical consulting practices, Radgia has envisioned unique regulatory and compliance software solutions that save clients time and money, including leading the development of the JRepository® Solution, and other related systems. After co-founding Xpediate Consulting LLC and selling it to Affiliated Computer Services, Inc., Radgia served as senior vice president and practice leader of ACS/Xerox's Healthcare Compliance Solutions Group. There, she led continued development of the JRepository as well as IT-transformation initiatives and process-reengineering engagements. As a director of the West Coast information technology healthcare practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC, Radgia led a national HIPAA practice and the development of a HIPAA compliance tool. As a principal for Computer Sciences Corporation, she developed and led a number of multi-million-dollar HCO engagements, including one with a leading integrated delivery network.
One of the U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce Business Women of the Year in 2006, Radgia has been invited to share her healthcare compliance vision at various HIMSS chapter meetings and the Harvard Colloquium.
Global Managing Director, Information Management
With 18 years' system implementation and business transformation experience, Tracey Figurelli leads RGP's Information Management practice, providing leadership and strategic direction to the Company's fastest-growing service offering. Tracey joined RGP in 2001 as an Information Management Consultant, then became a Client Service Director and, subsequently, assumed the Global Managing Director role.
Prior to joining RGP, Tracey led a Financial Systems department at Prudential Financial. Her experience includes ERP and Business Intelligence application deployments and project management of global system implementations. In addition to her technical background, she holds an MBA and BS in Finance from Seton Hall University.
Chief Information Officer
With experience in information technology spanning more than 25 years, Brandon leads RGP's global IT efforts, ensuring the Company's
strategic goals are fully supported through the appropriate application of people, processes and technology.
Before joining RGP, Brandon enjoyed a highly successful, 20-year career as a Marine Corps Officer. He most recently served as the Director of
Operating Forces Support at the Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity. In this role, he oversaw the support of globally deployed Marine
Corps command and control, communications, computer and intelligence systems. As a certified Defense Acquisition Corps professional, he also
directly supported the development, integration and deployment of several major communications and IT systems. Brandon's IT and leadership experience
is complemented by a significant military aviation background, having served operationally as a Weapons Systems Officer in the F/A-18D Hornet.
Brandon holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from University of Texas El Paso, a Master's in Computer Systems Management from the University
of Maryland, and a Master's in Information Technology Management from the Naval Postgraduate School.
Managing Director - India
Mahesh has a record of leadership in global Fortune 100/1000 technology, media, financial and consulting services companies, as well as in startups and in turnaround situations. He has held MD/CEO, CFO, controller, treasury, planning and audit positions, and his expertise includes: business development, strategic planning, financial planning/decision support analysis, restructuring, venture financing, compliance/controls, M&A, and leadership and governance.
Prior to joining RGP, Mahesh was a senior consultant and advisor for Goldman Sachs in New York, and before that, GE and Steve Madden. Previously, he was publisher of Worth Magazine and CFO of Worth Media, and prior to this, CFO of a $500 million division of Henry Schein (a leading healthcare distributor on the Nasdaq), and CFO/COO of TourMuse, a pioneering, early-stage company in the entertainment sector.
Mahesh began his career in the U.S. with Digital Equipment Corporation (now Hewlett Packard), after which he headed up Corporate Financial Planning and Treasury at Symbol Technologies (now Motorola). He holds a B.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics, an MBA in Finance from New York University, Stern School of Business and has attended executive management programs at the The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and MIT, Sloan School of Management.
Mahesh is a member of the American Chamber of Commerce, the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and the Indian Merchants’ Chamber, and is a Charter Member of TiE. He was voted one of the "Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business" by the Asian American Business Development Center (AABDC) in New York in 2004.
Sr. Vice President
With years of experience managing teams and running successful corporate operations, Tim O'Rourke puts his expertise
to work serving as regional managing director for RGP's Northeast region, which encompasses
New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Canada. In this role, Tim oversees the operations for the region,
focusing on building strong teams and creating business strategies for sustainable growth.
Tim began his career with RGP over six years ago as director of client service in the New Jersey market, managing
both global and local accounts. Shortly after joining the Company, Tim assumed the managing director role for the New
Jersey practice, where he continued to build and lead a successful operation. In 2008, Tim took on the responsibility
for RGP's Tri-State practice, which includes offices in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Prior to joining RGP, Tim held several senior level financial positions, including CFO of Chicago Pneumatic, a
division of Atlas Copco, an international manufacturer of industrial equipment, and CFO of a software technology company.
Tim started his career in public accounting and was a senior auditor with Deloitte & Touche and holds a B.A. in
Accounting from Pace University.
Sr. Vice President - Strategic Accounts
As Sr. Vice President and Global Managing Director for Strategic Account Development, Tom Schember leads RGP's comprehensive
global strategy to develop and expand business with high profile multi-national companies across our 85 offices worldwide. Over the
past five years, Tom has been instrumental in building and leading many of RGP's largest global client relationships. As a result,
Tom played a critical role in the development of RGP's international business, working extensively with our global network to serve
clients in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
Tom co-founded RGP's New York office in June 1998 as Managing Director. Since then, he has held a variety of senior leadership
positions including MD of RGP's Tri-State practice, MD for Global Client Services and Regional MD for the Asia-Pacific Region.
Tom joined the Company from The MacManus Group/DMB&B (now Publicis) where he served as vice president and director of Corporate Finance,
managing worldwide accounting and financial reporting. Prior to that, he was a senior audit manager at Deloitte & Touche in Parsippany,
New Jersey. He holds an MBA in Accounting from Rutgers University and a B.A. in English from Davidson College.
Sr. Vice President - Corporate Development
With over 25 years of professional services experience, Suzanne Stanton currently serves as Sr. Vice President, Corporate Development. In this role, Suzi is focused on identifying and evaluating acquisition targets, helping to accelerate key growth initiatives, identifying partnering and alliance relationships, and integrating post-deal acquisitions. Suzi also serves as the firm's liaison with Sitrick Brincko Group, the corporate advisory, restructuring and strategic communication organization RGP acquired in 2009.
Suzi joined the firm in 1997 as the founding Managing Director of the Washington, D.C. office, the Company's 10th office and its first East Coast presence. During her tenure at RGP, Suzi served as a Regional Managing Director and in lead client service roles for clients in a variety of industries.
Prior to joining RGP, Suzi spent 13 years in the audit practice of Deloitte & Touche, where she worked with clients primarily in the real estate and public sector industries. She graduated from the University of Virginia in 1983 and holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Accounting Concentration. Suzi serves on the Advisory Board of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.
Regional Managing Director – Japan, Taiwan and Korea
Hiro joined RGP in the summer of 2003 to establish the Company’s operations in Japan, and has been leading the Japan office since its incorporation in January 2004. He is currently Regional Managing Director, overseeing RGP’s offices in Japan, Taiwan and Korea.
Prior to joining RGP, Hiro was with Morgan Stanley Japan Limited as vice president in the M&A Advisory Group and the Real Estate Investment Group. Prior to that, he was a senior manager with Deloitte’s Los Angeles office in the Corporate Finance Department and Tax Department.
He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Denver, a Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Waseda University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California.
Global Managing Director, Finance and Accounting
With a wealth of knowledge and subject-matter expertise on US GAAP, IFRS, SEC and PCAOB regulations, Shauna Watson leads RGP's Finance & Accounting practice. She has worked in a variety of positions of increasing technical complexity, namely Director of Finance and Accounting at Air Lease Corp. and Corporate Director of Technical Accounting and Policy at Northrop Grumman, where she evaluated and communicated the impact of new accounting standards, determined the accounting for complex business transactions and led the ongoing IFRS implementation efforts. Prior to these positions, Shauna gained over a decade of experience as Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Her 11 years in public accounting included several on tour within PwC's Global Capital Markets Group where she consulted on US GAAP and SEC regulations, participated in consultations with the SEC, and worked closely with transaction teams on capital raising and M&A deals.
Shauna is a CPA and graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Accounting from Montana State University. She received her MBA from UCLA's Anderson School of Business.
Global Managing Director - Supply Chain Management
Jon Wesoky joined RGP in 2005 and serves as Global Managing Director of Supply Chain Management. He is a subject-matter expert in contract management, the Procure-to-Pay process, inventory management, and the logistics and transportation functions. Jon has led numerous business process redesign efforts, including large-scale supply chain and finance function reengineering projects across a wide variety of product and services industries.
Prior to joining RGP, Jon was a director at BearingPoint where he led the Supply Chain practice in the firm's Communications Industry group. As a senior manager at Andersen Business Consulting, Jon led the Mid-Atlantic Region's Supply Chain team. Additionally, Jon has held both operational and consulting positions in the distribution and transportation sectors. Jon is a frequent speaker and panelist at local, national and global supply chain conferences.
Jon received his MBA in Logistics and Transportation from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, where he was a Council of Logistics Management (now CSCMP) National Graduate Scholar. He also earned a Bachelor of Science in Operations Management from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Jon is APICS certified as a Certified Integrated Resource Manager (CIRM) and is a member of the National Capital Area chapter of the Institute for Supply Management and a past board member.
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