Rehmann named to 2018 MSSP Alert Top 100 Managed Security Services Providers list

Second annual list honors leading mssps & cybersecurity companies that safeguard customers’ digital assets

MSSP Alert, published by After Nines Inc., has named Rehmann to the Top 100 MSSPs list for 2018 (http://www.MSSPAlert.com/top100). The list and research identify and honor the top 100 managed security services providers (MSSPs) that specialize in comprehensive, outsourced cybersecurity services.

The Top 100 MSSP rankings are based on MSSP Alert’s 2018 readership survey combined with aggregated third-party research. MSSPs featured throughout the list and research proactively monitor, manage and mitigate cyber threats for businesses, government agencies, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations of all sizes.

“With only two other Michigan-based companies making the list and one of a few accounting firms, we are honored to be recognized on the MSSP Alert Top 100,” said Rehmann CEO Randy Rupp. “As cybersecurity is essential for all businesses, Rehmann is committed to addressing today’s cyber challenges to reduce risks for our clients and give them peace of mind so that they can confidently focus on what matters most – their business.”

Building and operating a true MSSP requires major financial, technical and business commitments. Fully 63 percent of top MSSPs surveyed maintain their own security operations centers (SOCs) on a 24x7x365 basis. Another 24 percent depend on hybrid models in which some SOC services are outsourced, with the remaining 13 percent either formulating strategies or completely outsourcing their SOC services.

Demand for MSSPs has escalated amid rising cyberattacks, malware and ransomware incidents worldwide. The cybersecurity skills shortage has further heightened the need for world-class MSSPs. The global managed security services market is expected to skyrocket to $101 billion in the next nine years, advancing at an eye-popping 18% compound annual growth rate, according to Persistence Market Research.

“After Nines Inc. and MSSP Alert congratulate Rehmann on this year’s honor,” said Amy Katz, CEO of After Nines Inc. “As MSPs increasingly introduce managed security services, Rehmann continues to stand out in the fiercely competitive cybersecurity market.”

The Top 100 MSSPs list and research were overseen by Content Czar Joe Panettieri (@JoePanettieri). Find the online list and associated report here: http://www.MSSPAlert.com/top100.

Rehmann, with its recent combination with Trivalent Group, was also recently ranked among the world’s 501 most strategic and innovative managed service providers (MSPs), according to Channel Futures MSP 501 Worldwide Company rankings. This makes Rehmann one of only six companies to make both the MSSP 100 and MSP 501 lists.

Rehmann offers a wide range of professional security and consulting services, including penetration testing, digital forensics, information security programs, risk assessments, data breach services and many more. Additionally, the firm specializes in managed services, managed cloud, cyber security, managed networks and business continuity.


About Rehmann

Rehmann is a fully integrated financial services firm of CPAs & consultants, wealth advisors and corporate investigators dedicated to providing clients proactive ideas and solutions to help them prosper professionally and personally. Additionally, through a unique combination with Trivalent Group®, a top 100 managed IT service provider, we have expanded our technology capabilities and launched a managed IT solutions practice. Rehmann has more than 800 associates in Michigan, Ohio and Florida. Rehmann is an independent member of Nexia International, offering clients a global approach. Find us online at rehmann.com.

About After Nines Inc.
After Nines Inc. provides timeless IT guidance for strategic partners and IT security professionals across ChannelE2E (www.ChannelE2E.com) and MSSP Alert (www.MSSPAlert.com). ChannelE2E tracks every stage of the IT service provider journey — from entrepreneur to exit. MSSP Alert is the global voice for Managed Security Services Providers (MSSPs).
• For sponsorship information contact After Nines Inc. CEO Amy Katz, Amy@AfterNines.com
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Rehmann recognized as one of Michigan’s Best and Brightest in Wellness

For the second consecutive year, Rehmann has been named as one of Michigan’s Best and Brightest in Wellness.

The Best and Brightest in Wellness awards program honors organizations that are making their workplaces, their employees and the community a healthier place.

“Health and wellness programs are at the forefront of every business looking to retain a healthy workforce. This year’s winning companies represent high standards and an exceptional commitment to their employees’ wellbeing,” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO of the Best and Brightest Programs.

Rehmann offers several wellness initiatives, including a wellbeing program that encourages associates to focus on all aspects of their overall wellbeing, including physical, mental, financial, social, career and community health.

“The overall wellbeing of our associates and the communities we work in is a key initiative at Rehmann, so we’re excited to be recognized for our commitment,” said Katie Strehler, Rehmann chief human resource officer. “We look forward to continuing to develop our firm’s culture as one that has a healthy and positive work environment.”

As an award recipient, Rehmann will be honored at the Michigan’s Best and Brightest in Wellness symposium and awards gala on October 5, 2018 at The Henry Autograph Collection Hotel in Dearborn.

The Best and Brightest program provides yearlong education, benchmarking, assessment tools and interaction amongst the best employers throughout Michigan.


About Rehmann

Rehmann is a fully integrated financial services firm of CPAs & consultants, wealth advisors and corporate investigators dedicated to providing clients proactive ideas and solutions to help them prosper professionally and personally. Additionally, through a unique combination with Trivalent Group®, a top 100 managed IT service provider, we have expanded our technology capabilities and launched a managed IT solutions practice. Rehmann has more than 800 associates in Michigan, Ohio and Florida. Rehmann is an independent member of Nexia International, offering clients a global approach. Find us online at rehmann.com.

Rehmann’s Trivalent Group Ranked Among Top 501 Global Managed Service Providers by Channel Futures

Trivalent Group, which recently combined with Rehmann, ranks among the world’s 501 most strategic and innovative managed service providers (MSPs), according to Channel Futures 11th-annual MSP 501 Worldwide Company Rankings. This is the eighth consecutive year that Trivalent Group has been in the top 100 global MSPs.

The MSP 501 is the first, largest and most comprehensive ranking of managed service providers worldwide. This year Channel Futures received a record number of submissions. Applications poured in from Europe, Asia, South America and beyond.

“Trivalent Group has allowed Rehmann to bring more core business solutions under one roof, allowing us to better serve our clients and help them reach their business goals,” said Randy Rupp, CEO of Rehmann. “Recognition from MSP 501 Worldwide Company Rankings underscores the versatility and expertise Trivalent brings to the table.”

As it has for the last three years, Channel Futures teamed with Clarity Channel Advisors to evaluate these progressive and forward-leaning companies. MSPs were ranked according to our unique methodology, which recognizes that not all revenue streams are created equal. The organization weighted revenue figures according to how well the applicant’s business strategy anticipates trends in the fast-evolving channel ecosystem.

The MSP 501 winners and award recipients will be recognized at a special ceremony at Channel Partners Evolution, held this year October 9-12 in Philadelphia, as well as in the Fall issue of Channel Partners Magazine.

“This year’s applicant pool was the largest and most diverse in the history of the survey, and our winners represent the health and progressivity of the managed services market,” said Kris Blackmon, Channel Futures content director and editor of the MSP 501. “They’re growing their revenue, expanding their customer influence and exploring new technology that will propel them for years to come.”

The full MSP 501 report, available this fall, will leverage applicant responses, interviews and historical data to identify business and technology trends in the IT channel. Highlights will include:

• Revenue growth and business models
• Hiring trends and workforce dynamics
• Business strategies
• Service deliverables
• Business tools and automation investments

The complete 2018 MSP 501 list is available at Channel Futures.


Background

The 2018 MSP 501 list is based on data collected by Channel Futures and its sister site, Channel Partners. Data was collected online from Feb. 28 through May 31, 2018. The MSP 501 list recognizes top managed service providers based on metrics including recurring revenue, growth and other factors.

About Rehmann

Rehmann is a fully integrated financial services firm of CPAs & consultants, wealth advisors and corporate investigators dedicated to providing clients proactive ideas and solutions to help them prosper professionally and personally. Additionally, through a unique combination with Trivalent Group®, a top 100 managed IT service provider, we have expanded our technology capabilities and launched a managed IT solutions practice. Rehmann has more than 800 associates in Michigan, Ohio and Florida. Rehmann is an independent member of Nexia International, offering clients a global approach. Find us online at rehmann.com.

About Informa

Channel Futures, Channel Partners Online, Channel Partners Conference & Expo and Channel Partners Evolution are part of Informa, the international business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events group. Informa serves commercial, professional and academic communities, helping them connect and learn, and creating and providing access to content and intelligence that helps people and businesses work smarter and make better decisions faster.
Informa has over 10,000 colleagues in more than 20 countries and a presence in all major geographies. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 100.

Rehmann recognized among 2018 Best CPA Firms for Women

In its sixth consecutive year of inclusion, Rehmann was once again named by the Accounting MOVE Project as one of the Best CPA Firms for Women.

The list, released by the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance, recognized 12 firms that provide:
• Consistent, measurable progress in advancing women
• Proven and continually evolving programs that retain and advance women
• Clear and compelling integration of the business case for advancing women with business results.

The 2018 MOVE Project theme, “Expanded Vision. Rising Results” discussed specific strategies and programs designed to advance women and propel them to success.

The 2018 Accounting MOVE Project found that women comprise 25 percent of the management committees at participating firms—a huge advance from the 19 percent reported in the 2014 report. Still, progress is incremental overall, with women remaining at 24 percent of partners and principals at CPA firms.

In addition to having two robust leadership development programs that pair sponsors with protégés — allowing for development at both the individual and firm levels – Rehmann has a dedicated Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) that focuses on the development of female associates and women’s career advocacy across the firm.

“Rehmann is proud to continually be recognized as a leading firm for women,” said Katie Strehler, Rehmann chief human resources officer. “We strongly believe in supporting the women at our firm and place emphasis on the programs, culture and mentoring relationships that encourage our women to succeed.”

For information about career opportunities with Rehmann, visit Rehmann.com/careers.


About the MOVE Project
The Accounting MOVE Project is based on the MOVE methodology, developed by research partner Wilson-Taylor Associates, Inc., which investigates the factors proven to be essential to women’s career success: M – Money: fair pay practices; O – Opportunity: advancement and leadership development; V – Vital supports: work-life programs that remove barriers; E – Entrepreneurship: operating experience for managing or business ownership.

About Rehmann
Rehmann is a fully integrated financial services firm of CPAs & consultants, wealth advisors and corporate investigators dedicated to providing clients proactive ideas and solutions to help them prosper professionally and personally. The firm offers a cross-functional team approach that gives clients direct access to a professional in any available service. Rehmann has more than 800 associates in Michigan, Ohio and Florida. Rehmann is an independent member of Nexia International, offering clients a global approach.

Rehmann honored as Vault Accounting 50 best accounting firms to work for

Rehmann, a fully integrated financial services firm of CPAs and consultants, wealth advisors and corporate investigators, ranked 24th overall— among other honors — in the latest Vault Accounting 50 rankings.

The Vault Accounting 50 report highlights the best accounting firms to work for. Rehmann landed among the best in the following additional categories:

• #13 in Work-Life Balance
• #16 in Hours
• #16 in Diversity for Women
• #20 in Firm Leadership
• #21 in Client Interaction
• #21 in Culture

“I strongly believe that employee satisfaction is one of the most critical factors for successful, stable growth.” said Katie Strehler, Rehmann’s chief human resources officer. “Rehmann would not be where it is today without the hard work and commitment of our associates. We are honored to be recognized by Vault for building and sustaining a positive company culture.”

The Vault Accounting 50 data is compiled using a weighted formula that reflects the primary issues that accounting professionals care most about, including quality of life rankings such as culture, satisfaction, work-life balance, and compensation in combination with overall firm prestige. The ranking is based on the following criteria: 35 percent prestige, 20 percent firm culture, 10 percent work-life balance, 10 percent compensation, 10 percent overall job satisfaction, 5 percent business outlook, and 5 percent formal training and 5 percent informal training.


About Rehmann
Rehmann is a fully integrated financial services firm of CPAs & consultants, wealth advisors and corporate investigators dedicated to providing clients proactive ideas and solutions to help them prosper professionally and personally. The firm offers a cross-functional team approach that gives clients direct access to a professional in any available service. Rehmann has over 800 associates in Michigan, Ohio and Florida. Rehmann is an independent member of Nexia International, offering clients a global approach. Find us online at rehmann.com.

Rehmann named one of West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®

For the 16th consecutive year, Rehmann is honored to be recognized as one of West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®.

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment.

Organizations are assessed based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and more. Associates at Rehmann enjoy benefits such as flexible work environments, tuition reimbursement and personalized development plans.

“We are honored to receive this award consistently over the last 16 years,” said Katie Strehler, Rehmann’s chief human resources officer. “The firm has exceptional talent and we pride ourselves in offering a positive work environment that also fosters associate growth. It is because of our people that we can deliver business wisdom and grow with our clients year after year.”

Rehmann is also excited to announce that Trivalent Group, Rehmann’s newest combining firm and a top 100 managed IT service provider, was recognized for this honor as well.

Companies featured on this year’s list will be honored on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids, MI.


About Rehmann
Rehmann is a fully integrated financial services firm of CPAs & consultants, wealth advisors and corporate investigators dedicated to providing clients proactive ideas and solutions to help them prosper professionally and personally. The firm offers a cross-functional team approach that gives clients direct access to a professional in any available service. Rehmann has over 800 associates in Michigan, Ohio and Florida. Rehmann is an independent member of Nexia International, offering clients a global approach. Find us online at rehmann.com.

Rehmann names Douglas Barber principal

Rehmann announced today that Douglas Barber, CFP®, CLU®, LUTCF was promoted to principal in the firm’s Jackson, Mich. office. Barber is a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner and financial advisor for Rehmann Financial. He serves clients in the Jackson and Ann Arbor areas.

Barber started practicing as a financial advisor in 1992. He has extensive experience in all aspects of personal financial planning, with a concentration on planning for medical and dental professionals, high net worth individuals and small to mid-size business owners.

Barber earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Eastern Michigan University. He is a member of the Washtenaw Estate Planning Council and the Financial Planning Association of Michigan.


About Rehmann
Rehmann is a fully integrated financial services firm of CPAs & consultants, wealth advisors and corporate investigators dedicated to providing clients proactive ideas and solutions to help them prosper professionally and personally. The firm offers a cross-functional team approach that gives clients direct access to a professional in any available service. Rehmann has nearly 800 associates in Michigan, Ohio and Florida. Rehmann is an independent member of Nexia International, offering clients a global approach. Find us online at rehmann.com.

Rehmann Announces Cornerstone Partnership with Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena

The Detroit Red Wings and Rehmann have several things in common: a dedication to teamwork, long-standing success in their respective industries and a commitment to the Metro Detroit region. Maintaining this trend, Rehmann today announced its Cornerstone sponsorship of the Detroit Red Wings at the state-of-the-art Little Caesars Arena.

As a Cornerstone partner, Rehmann receives naming rights to the West Club within Little Caesars Arena, as well as on-ice and digital advertising. The newly-coined “Rehmann Club” is an exclusive area that will feature more than 400 premium seats located in the arena bowl, providing a memorable experience for attendees.

“We look forward to continuing our partnership with Rehmann and debuting the ‘Rehmann Club,’ an exciting social-gathering space within Little Caesars Arena,” said Tom Wilson, President and CEO of Olympia Entertainment. “In addition to an upscale atmosphere and high-end food options, the ‘Rehmann Club’ features easy access to VIP parking, making the club extremely convenient to sports and entertainment fans attending Little Caesars Arena.”

Little Caesars Arena will open in September 2017, and will also host the Detroit Pistons along with other world-class sporting and entertainment events.

“We are excited to announce our renewed partnership with the Detroit Red Wings during this historic moment of transition,” said Rehmann CEO Randy Rupp. “Our relationship with the Red Wings has been rewarding at every turn, and we’re honored to continue our affiliation with such an outstanding organization.”


About Rehmann
Rehmann is a fully integrated financial services firm of CPAs & consultants, wealth advisors and corporate investigators dedicated to providing clients proactive ideas and solutions to help them prosper professionally and personally. The firm offers a cross-functional team approach that gives clients direct access to a professional in any available service. Rehmann has nearly 800 associates in Michigan, Ohio and Florida. Rehmann is an independent member of Nexia International, offering clients a global approach. Find us online at rehmann.com.

About Little Caesars Arena
Home to the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons and other sports and entertainment events, concerts, family shows and community functions, the new Little Caesars Arena will feature a dramatic arena bowl, proximity to the action and great sight lines. Rich with the tradition of the Original Six™ Detroit Red Wings, the Detroit Pistons and Detroit’s incredible musical heritage, Little Caesars Arena will also feature state-of-the-art technology and fan amenities.

Rehmann Earns Inavero’s 2017 Best of Accounting™ Award For Client Service Excellence

Rehmann, a fully integrated certified public accounting and financial services firm, announced today they have won Inavero’s Best of Accounting™ Award for providing superior service to their clients.

The Best of Accounting Award winners are proven industry leaders in service quality based completely on the ratings given to them by their clients. On average, clients of the 2017 winners are more than four times more likely to be satisfied than the industry’s average accounting firm client. Rehmann received a Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 79, quadruple the industries average.

Inavero’s Best of Accounting winners must achieve NPS scores above 60 to qualify for consideration for the award. NPS is a measure of a customers’ likelihood to refer to a friend or colleague. Measured on a 10-point scale, company and brand “promoters” (customers giving a nine or 10 score) are subtracted from “detractors” (those giving a score of six or below).

According to Inavero, the accounting industry achieved a NPS of 18 last year. In other industry based research, banking achieved averages of 35 and investment advisors achieved NPS average ratings of 45 percent. Popular brands like Vanguard, State Farm and Amazon achieved NPS scores of 66, 45 and 66, respectively.* Rehmann’s NPS score of 79 places them in an elite category of firms fully dedicated to client satisfaction.

“The 2017 Best of Accounting award recipients have gone to great lengths to demonstrate their commitment to service quality,” says Inavero founder and CEO, Eric Gregg. “Winning firms not only invest time and resources toward surveying clients, they commit to providing validated feedback to the public on BestofAccounting.com – making the satisfaction of their clients a central strategy for growing their business.”

“Exceeding our clients’ expectations each and every day is our central focus at Rehmann. We are honored by the recognition from Inavero,” said Mitch Reno, principal & director of client experience. “This achievement recognizes our associates’ continuous commitment to our clients and the industries they serve – it is great motivation to create an even better experience for clients. We like to call it ‘The Rehmann Experience,’ and we’re focused on maximizing it for each client.”


About Rehmann
Rehmann is a fully integrated financial services firm of CPAs & consultants, wealth advisors and corporate investigators dedicated to providing clients proactive ideas and solutions to help them prosper professionally and personally. The firm offers a cross-functional team approach that gives clients direct access to a professional in any available service. Rehmann has nearly 800 associates in Michigan, Ohio and Florida. Rehmann is an independent member of Nexia International, offering clients a global approach. Find us online at rehmann.com.

About Best of Accounting™
Best of Accounting recognizes accounting firms that have demonstrated exceptional service quality based exclusively on ratings provided by their clients. The award program provides statistically valid and objective service quality benchmarks for the accounting industry, revealing which firms deliver the highest quality of service to their clients. BestofAccounting.com is the directory of choice for sourcing leading accounting firms with validated satisfaction scores in the US and Canada.

About Inavero
Rooted in satisfaction research for business service firms, Inavero’s proprietary online survey program leverages the Net Promoter® Score methodology to measure client satisfaction. Inavero partners with business service firms in more than 15 countries to measure client satisfaction, improve retention, capture testimonials, and increase new business.

*Data source: Satmetrix 2016 study of 44,000 customers, 247 brands and 23 industries. Net Promoter, Net Promoter Score, and NPS are trademarks of Satmetrix Systems, Inc., Bain & Company, Inc., and Fred Reichheld

Accounting MOVE Project names Rehmann Best CPA firm for women

Accounting MOVE Project names Rehmann Best CPA firm for women
Embracing diversity means creating a workplace where people of all backgrounds feel included and valued. Rehmann is committed to supporting opportunities that foster diversity and gender equality. As a result, Rehmann has been named to the Accounting MOVE Project’s “Best Public Accounting Firms for Women” for the fifth consecutive year.
The list, released by the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance, recognizes firms that provide:
• Consistent, measurable progress in advancing women
• Proven and continually evolving programs that retain and advance women
• Evidence that the firm’s advancement of women is intrinsic to its growth and succession goals
The 2017 MOVE Project theme, “Pipeline to Finish Line: Powering Women to the Partner/Principal Level,” discussed specific strategies and programs that will advance women leadership.
In addition to having two robust leadership development programs that pair sponsors with pro

tégés — allowing for development at both the individual and firm levels — Rehmann ranked 4 percent above average in the Accounting MOVE Project’s 2017 survey of the number of women partners, principals and management committee members at participating accounting firms.
Rehmann also has a dedicated Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) that focuses on the development of female associates and women’s career advocacy across the Firm to ensure a strong progression of women leaders.
“We are honored to be included among the best accounting firms for women for the fifth time in a row,” said Katie Strehler, Rehmann chief human resources officer.” Equal opportunity and advancement are fundamental to Rehmann’s culture and we’ll continue to drive that same principle.”
For information about career opportunities with Rehmann, visit Rehmann.com/careers.
About the MOVE Project
The Accounting MOVE Project is based on the MOVE methodology, developed by research partner Wilson-Taylor Associates, Inc., which investigates the factors proven to be essential to women’s career success: M – Money: fair pay practices; O – Opportunity: advancement and leadership development; V – Vital supports: work-life programs that remove barriers; E – Entrepreneurship: operating experience for managing or business ownership
About Rehmann
Rehmann is a fully integrated financial services firm of CPAs & consultants, wealth advisors and corporate investigators dedicated to providing clients proactive ideas and solutions to help them prosper professionally and personally. The firm offers a cross-functional team approach that gives clients direct access to a professional in any available service. Rehmann has nearly 800 associates in Michigan, Ohio and Florida. Rehmann is an independent member of Nexia International, offering clients a global approach. Find us online at rehmann.com.