• Company

     


    BACKGROUND

     
    • RSM Partners is a global provider of IBM mainframe services, software and expertise - 100% focused on the z System marketplace. Working with many of the world's largest organisations - spanning financial, retail, utility, government and service businesses - no one else can offer you the same mix of z mainframe knowledge and hands-on experience. RSM aims to address the headaches and challenges mainframe managers face by delivering assured mainframe skills; assured service delivery; and assured security.

      RSM is a people business, maintaining a strong reputation for the reliability, professionalism and depth of skills that our people have. Carefully selected and vetted, RSM mainframe consultants have a lengthy pedigree of experience in large organisations coupled with deep expertise in a number of specialist mainframe infrastructure areas. Our clients tell us that what differentiates us is our core values: reliability; agility; flexibility; and value. We are also a trusted ally to systems integrators, consulting companies, ISVs and IBM themselves.

      RSM Partners is an IBM Business Partner, has received Ready for IBM Security Intelligence Validation, and is a Crown Commercial Service supplier. RSM Partners was founded in 2006, evolving out of RSM Technology Limited (founded in 1972).

    CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS

     
    • Below is a selection of valued customers we have worked with:

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    MANAGEMENT TEAM

     
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      Mark Wilson – Director (Technical, Global)

      A global thought leader in mainframe technology and security issues, Mark heads RSM Partners' Technical team. Drawing on more than 30 years' experience in z Systems in diverse sectors and environments, in both hands-on technical and strategic roles, Mark's deep insight and solutions-driven approach ensure he is highly valued by RSM clients, IBM and third party technology partners, and much in demand as a speaker on the international circuit. Mark is also Chair of the Guide Share Europe Large Systems Working Group and Technical Co-Coordinator of the GSE Enterprise Security working group.


       
      Andrew Downie – Director (Sales and Channel Partners, Global)

      Joining RSM in 2010, directly from IBM, bringing over 20 years of z industry sales & marketing experience, Andrew is responsible for the growth and expansion of RSM business activities.


       
      Chad Rikansrud – Director (N. American Operations)

      Chad has 25 years of IT, security and risk management experience. Prior to joining RSM Partners, he helped one of the world's largest financial institutions build an in-house penetration testing group, focusing on the IBM mainframe. Chad has held various senior leadership positions in the financial services industry, including responsibility for worldwide data center operations, infrastructure and recovery, as well as enterprise-wide system IBM Z storage.


       
      Nick Davies – Director (Finance, Global)

      A qualified Chartered Accountant, Nick originally held Financial Directorship roles at a number of large corporates. Now a successful businessman, Nick owns, invests and consults in a number of businesses, including RSM.

    OFFICES

     
    • RSM Offices

      The registered, trading & main office of RSM is located near Birmingham in the UK, in the suburb of Bromsgrove. This modern office is in a recently constructed, purpose built, business estate with good communication links. The Bromsgrove office houses our administration function, meeting rooms & machine room.

      There is also a separate office in Cork, Ireland.

    zENVIRONMENT

     
    • RSM operates three z114’s, alongside IBM DS disk subsystem and a tape library housing TS1130 technology.

      One is RSM's own machine, providing training environments. We also host our own test/dev LPARS, running zOS 1.13 & 2.1 along with VM and Linux.

      The second is a hosted machine which we operate and support for a client.

      The third is an Enterprise Linux Server, running only VM & Linux, acting as a demo box for the art of the possible for leveraging mainframe technology in pursuit of cost reduction and efficiency.

    ACCREDITATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS

     
    • RSM Partners has attained a variety of accreditations and maintains a number of partnerships where we feel there is value-add either to our own or our partners' end clients. These include:

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    AFFILIATIONS

     
    • RSM maintains a number of affiliations which serve to benefit both our own consultants as well as our clients. Our affiliations include:

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