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Duane Tyler

Duane Tyler
Duane has over three decades of auditing, consulting and management experience. He rejoined RSM’s growing private equity practice in 2010. Most recently, he was asked by the Firm to build the RSM Center for Business Transition. Duane’s extensive experience providing audit and financial consulting expertise to a variety of closely held midsized companies has led to his position as a knowledgeable business advisor. Duane joined RSM in 1973 and furthered his career on the audit side of the Firm. In 1987, he was selected as the first Managing Partner of the Chicago office. His leadership assisted in growing the office from 40 to 600 professionals. Duane worked with the Harvard School of Business on the Firm’s strategic direction, concluding with the capitalization concept with H&R Block. A key architect in designing RSM’s growth strategy he left Chicago in 1999 to become Executive Vice President-Growth for the Firm where he served until 2003. He served as a Director on the McGladrey & Pullen, LLP Board from 1994 to 1998.

Industry Specialization
    • Manufacturing
    • Distribution
    • Professional Services

Board of Directors Experience
    • Symbria (November 2015 to Present)
    • Shorr Packaging Corp. (2005 – Present)
    • Friendship Senior Options NFP (2005 – Present)
    • Ben Tire, Inc. (January 2013 – Present)
    • The Bradford Hammacher Group (Nov 2017 – Present)
    • Quixote Corporation (Quix; 2005 – 2010; Company Sold)

Board Advisor Experience
    • JohnsByrne (February 2012 – Present)
    • Willard Bishop LLC (January 2009 – December 2014; Company Sold)

Professional affiliations and credentials
    • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
    • Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants (Retired)

    • Ball State University – Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Last Updated: 4/1/24