Press Room

August 15, 2017

Andersen Tax Welcomes Managing Director Brad Rode to Chicago Office

Andersen Tax welcomes Brad Rode as a Managing Director in the Chicago office as part of the Commercial Practice group. Brad specializes in international U.S. federal tax, which includes assisting businesses and investors with addressing tax implications of various cross-border enterprises such as expansion overseas, mergers, acquisitions, financing, and restructurings. Brad works with both U.S. outbound and foreign inbound clients in a variety of industries, including technology, manufacturing, real estate, and private equity.

Brad has over 19 years of experience assisting clients with tax considerations around a broad array of matters, including multinational business expansion and financing, transaction and business structuring, supply chain analysis, deployment of intangible and intellectual property, management of foreign currency exposure, foreign investments in U.S. real estate, as well as tax compliance and reporting across a wide range of categories.

Kevin Burns, Office Managing Director in Chicago, said, “Brad’s expertise over a broad range of U.S. federal tax areas with an international framework provides us with an excellent resource and a key addition to our Chicago team.”

“We are pleased to add Brad to our firm’s Commercial Practice, and his new perspective and experience will make a significant contribution in ensuring we continue to create the highest value for our clients,” added Country Managing Director, Dan DePaoli.

Prior to Andersen Tax, Brad was a Partner at BDO USA, LLP, where he led the International Tax Services practice within the firm’s Central Region. Before BDO, Brad spent time with Grant Thornton LLP serving clients in the Chicago practice office and, later, as a member of the international technical tax practice within the firm’s Washington National Tax Office in Washington, D.C. Brad began his career with Arthur Andersen in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Andersen Tax CEO, Mark Vorsatz, stated, “International tax is an area of strategic focus for our firm both in Chicago and nationally, and Brad’s experience helps round out our offering in this critical area.”

Brad received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, with a minor in Business Administration, from John Brown University.