Rehmann appoints CEO-elect

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Stacie Kwaiser. Courtesy Rehmann

A financial services and advisory firm appointed the upcoming successor to its current CEO.

Rehmann, which is based in Troy and has offices in Grand Rapids, Grandville and Muskegon, recently said it appointed Stacie Kwaiser as the firm’s first CEO-elect. Kwaiser has been at the firm for over 25 years, most recently in the position of COO. She will succeed current CEO Randy Rupp on Jan. 1, 2023.

“I have been honored to lead Rehmann and am very proud of all that we’ve accomplished the past seven years,” Rupp said. “Stacie has been my partner through it all, and I am thrilled she’ll now have the chance to build her own legacy. Rehmann is in great hands, and I can’t wait to see how the firm continues to grow and thrive under her leadership.”

During her tenure at Rehmann, Kwaiser has served as a regional audit department lead, assurance executive committee member and regional managing principal. Additionally, she has served on Rehmann’s Woman’s Initiative Council (WIN) and currently holds a position on the firm’s diversity, equity and inclusion advisory council.

“Under Randy’s leadership, Rehmann has been recognized by clients and associates for our ceaseless commitment to both,” Kwaiser said. “I’m excited to become the next CEO of Rehmann at a time when we are stronger than ever.”

Rehmann recently formalized positions that will support Kwaiser’s vision, including a director of innovation and a role dedicated to associate retention and engagement.

Looking ahead, Kwaiser said she aims to build on Rehmann’s 80-year history by implementing the firm’s long-term strategic plan.

“I hope to transform the associate and client experience by focusing on innovation, training and technology,” she said. “We must attract more talent to our profession. Adapting our company culture to meet the needs of the future will enhance the associate experience, which will translate to a more engaged client base.

“Our vision is to empower our clients by elevating their experiences and making it easier for them to do business with us in the fast-paced, rapid-changing environment we are living in.”

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