RMA professionals possess diverse backgrounds, interests, and talents.  Many joined RMA at the entry-level, right after graduation, and worked their way up through the firm.  Our professionals have extensive technical experience in one or more specialized areas, but also possess an overall understanding of RMA’s diverse practice.

Reza Mahbod

Mr. Mahbod is the RMA President. Prior to founding RMA, he worked at the Department of Commerce, Office of Inspector General, and KPMG.  While at KPMG, Mr. Mahbod led large federal audits and audit related engagements, including work at the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Labor, Department of Treasury, Department of Justice, Department of Transportation, and Department of Defense. Since he founded RMA, Mr. Mahbod’s audit and audit related work have spread to include all cabinet agencies within the Federal Government. Additionally, Mr. Mahbod was on many of the initial boards, organizations, and committees involved with the implementation of the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990.

Mr. Mahbod serves as President of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants, and also serves on the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Peer Review Oversight Committee.

Mr. Mahbod is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Information Systems Audit and Controls Association, Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, Association of Government Accountants, and American Society of Military Comptrollers.

Rob Irish

Senior Partner, Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Irish is a Senior Partner and the Chief Operating Officer of RMA, responsible for client service management, account strategy development, leadership team selection, pipeline and sales expansion, and staff development.  Mr. Irish possesses over 20 years of experience in business transformation, financial management and accounting for government agencies and private industry. His experience includes program management, activity-based costing, audit readiness and remediation, internal control, risk management, business process analysis, and financial statement auditing.

Prior to joining RMA, Mr. Irish led business unit segments for the Global Public Sector at Grant Thornton, where he was responsible for developing solutions, market strategy, and client service delivery of a diverse portfolio of accounts to include the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security.  Mr. Irish also led multiple accounts and service offerings at Deloitte, where he focused on large-scale transformation initiatives.

Mr. Irish is a member of the Homeland Security & Defense Business Council, Professional Services Council, and is a Board Member of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants.  Mr. Irish is also an active member of the American Society of Military Comptrollers.