RSM kicks off 2019 with new Director hire


Leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has kicked off 2019 with the appointment of Mike Gahir as a new Director in its Birmingham office.

In his new role, Mike will be tasked with building RSM's debt advisory practice across the Midlands. He will also have a specific responsibility for business development through building relationships with corporates and intermediaries across the region.

Mike joins RSM from Santander UK Corporate Banking where he was Head of International and Working Capital, Midlands and Anglia. In his career to date, he has held a number of senior banking roles at Natwest, RBS and Clydesdale and he brings with him significant experience of general lending, Corporate Finance, Trade Finance and Asset Based Lending. Mike has also worked within industry as a Finance Director for United Steels.

In addition to degrees in Economics and Financial Services, Mike also has an MBA from Warwick Business School, is a fully qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and has also been an examiner on a Masters degree course for Corporate and Commercial Banking.

Mark Taylor, RSM's regional managing partner for the Central region said:

'I'm delighted to welcome Mike to RSM's team here in Birmingham. I have no doubt that he is the right person to lead the development of our debt advisory practice in Midlands. His network and relationship building skills will also be a huge asset to us as we seek to become the first-choice adviser to middle market businesses both regionally and nationally.'