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Steve Howe, EY Managing Partner - AmericasSteve Howe
Managing Partner – Americas
Managing Partner – US Firm
 
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In his role as Americas Managing Partner, Steve has leadership of EY people across 30 countries. Steve also represents EY in the US and the Americas in maintaining regulatory relationships and as Executive Sponsor for inclusiveness. For more about Steve's career and contributions,click here.

Gary BelskeGary Belske
Deputy Managing Partner – Americas
 
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Gary is Americas Deputy Managing Partner. He joined EY in 1978. He has held various positions at EY, including Assurance and Advisory Business Services (AABS) Managing Partner for the Southwest Region and AABS Chief Operating Officer.

Our service lines and practices

Nancy AltobelloNancy Altobello
Vice Chair – Talent
 
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Nancy is Americas Vice Chair, Talent. She was most recently Managing Partner — Assurance and Advisory Business Services (AABS) for the Northeast Region. Prior to this role, she served as Managing Partner of AABS Area Practices, National Director of Human Resources for the AABS Practice, Audit Partner in the Stamford office and Area Director of Human Resources for Connecticut. Nancy and her team concentrate on the development of people across the EY Americas region. They are especially focused on reinforcing the firm’s leadership around inclusiveness and related diversity issues, as well as on supporting the mobility of our people to help ensure the growth opportunities that result in high performance and high-quality client service. To learn more about our people culture, click here.

Kate Barton partner photoKate Barton
Vice Chair – Tax Services
 
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Kate is Americas Vice Chair of Tax Services. She previously served as Tax Managing Partner (TMP) for the Northeast Region and as the New York City Office Managing Partner. She was first named a TMP in 2002, in the former New England Area. Her teams advise on planning, compliance and reporting to help clients meet increasingly complex tax requirements within the context of their strategic business objectives. To learn more about Tax Services, click here.

Tom Hough partner photoTom Hough
Vice Chair – Assurance Services
 
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Tom is Vice Chair of Assurance Services. He has also served as Managing Partner of the Southeast Region, Pittsburgh Area Managing Partner and US Vice Chair of Human Resources. With more than 30 years of experience, Tom guides a practice responsible for auditing many of the world’s leading and fastest growing companies — delivering a proven methodology and documentation approach, excellence in execution, and a commitment to quality and controls. To learn more about Assurance Services, click here.

Richard Jeanneret partner photo (BW)Richard Jeanneret
Vice Chair – Transaction Advisory Services
 
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Rich is Americas Vice Chair of Transaction Advisory Services (TAS). He has served as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Managing Partner for the Assurance and Advisory Business Services (AABS) practice and as a member of the EY Global Advisory Council. He has also led the Real Estate, Hospitality and Private Equity practices. Rich’s TAS team has experience executing thousands of different types of transactions across all markets and industries, and plays a critical role throughout the life cycle of a deal. To learn more about Transaction Advisory Services, click here.

Portrait of Jean-Yves JegourelJean-Yves Jégourel
Vice Chair – Quality & Risk Management
 
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Jean-Yves is Vice Chair of Quality & Risk Management, as well as the Global Client Service Partner for major clients. He previously served as the Assurance Professional Practice Leader in EMEIA, with responsibility for monitoring quality and risk management activities and being involved with regulatory matters across the Area. Prior to that, Jean-Yves led Assurance and Advisory services for EY France/Luxembourg, and was a member of the Executive Committee there.

Tom McGrath, Senior Vice Chair – MarketsTom McGrath
Senior Vice Chair – Accounts
 
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Tom is Senior Vice Chair of Accounts. He was most recently Managing Partner for the Europe, Middle East, India and Africa Area's Financial Services Organization. Prior to that role, Tom served as Global Vice Chair of Assurance and Advisory Business Services; Global Managing Partner-Markets and as Markets Managing Partner for the former Northern Europe, Middle East, India and Africa Area. Tom has held a number of senior positions with the US practice and was instrumental in establishing the Americas Financial Services Office.

Bob Patton Bob Patton
Vice Chair – Advisory Services
 
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Bob is Vice Chair of Advisory Services. He previously was Americas Leader of Advisory Services. Prior to re-joining EY in 2008, Bob was President of Gartner, Inc.'s global consulting business and CEO of Cap Gemini EY's Government Solutions Division. He is well known in the Advisory marketplace and supports several key clients. Bob was recognized recently by Consulting Magazine as one of its 2011 top 25 consultants in the category of Excellence in Leadership.

Our geographic areas

Ronen Barel partner photoRonen Barel
Chairman and Regional Managing Partner – Israel
 
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Ronen assumed the role of Chairman of EY Israel in April 2007. He continues to serve as Regional Managing Partner of Israel, a post he has held since 2000. Since joining the firm more than 20 years ago, Ronen has focused on major publicly traded companies in Israel and around the world. EY is the largest accounting firm in Israel, according to Dun & Bradstreet Dun’s 100 2008 survey findings. To learn more, click here.

Randy Cain partner photoRandy Cain
Vice Chair and Regional Managing Partner – Southwest
 
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Randy is Vice Chair and Southwest Regional Managing Partner. In more than 28 years with EY, he has served in multiple leadership roles, including Tax Managing Partner for the Southwest Region and Office Managing Partner for the San Antonio, Texas office. Many of the leading companies in the Southwest, including 33% of the local Fortune 1000 companies, have chosen EY as their professional services provider. To meet the dynamic needs of these clients, we draw from resources including the EY Energy Center in Houston, comprised of more than 550 seasoned energy audit, tax, transaction and advisory professionals.

EY- Michael J. Inserra - Thumbnail imageMichael Inserra
Vice Chair and Regional Managing Partner – Financial Services Organization
 
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Michael is Vice Chair and Regional Managing Partner of the Financial Services Organization (FSO). Michael was the Assurance and Advisory Business Services Managing Partner in the FSO from 2006 to 2008. He was a member of the Board of Directors and Chief Administrative Officer of Moore Capital Management from 2008 to 2010. Michael rejoined EY and has been Assurance Managing Partner for the Americas FSO since 2011. Previously, he was a member of the Americas Advisory Council. Michael serves as senior advisory partner for various financial services clients.

Rick Fezell partner photoRick Fezell
Vice Chair and Regional Managing Partner – Midwest
 
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Rick is Vice Chair and Regional Managing Partner of the Midwest, a position he has held since 2012. He joined EY in 1985. Rick previously served as the Accounts and Business Development Managing Partner for the West Region, a position he held since 2010. Prior to that, he was the firm's Global Technology Industry Leader, responsible for client-service delivery across service lines to global technology clients in over 100 countries. Rick has served a variety of technology sector clients and as senior advisory partner on several significant accounts — experiences that have enabled him to become a knowledge leader on matters of critical importance to global and market-leading companies.

Scott Halliday partner photoScott Halliday
Vice Chair and Regional Managing Partner – Northeast
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Scott is Vice Chair and Northeast Regional Managing Partner. He joined the firm in 1982. Scott previously was Managing Partner of the United Kingdom and Ireland Region in the Europe, Middle East, India and Africa Area. Prior to serving in that role, he was Managing Partner of the former Gulf Coast Region. Scott has served as senior advisory partner on a number of our largest accounts and as client service partner for two Fortune 150 clients. Scott was the recipient of the 2006 Chairman's Values Award, recognizing his efforts in leading the firm's relief and support of our 135 people directly impacted by Hurricane Katrina.

Trent Henry Trent Henry
Chairman, CEO and Regional Managing Partner – Canada
 
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Trent is Chairman, CEO and Canadian Regional Managing Partner. He has served as Canada's Tax Managing Partner, International Tax practice leader and Tax Market Leader in Calgary. Trent was also the Canadian Tax Leadership representative on the Ethnic Diversity Task Force from 2005 to 2008.

Deborah Kissire partner photoDeborah Kissire
Vice Chair and Regional Managing Partner – East Central
 
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Debbie is Vice Chair and East Central Regional Managing Partner. Over her career, she has held various leadership roles in EY, such as National Director of Industry Tax Services for Retail and Consumer Products and Vice Chair of Sales. In 2000, Debbie was the firmwide Rosemarie Meschi Award winner, recognizing her efforts in the development and advancement of women.

Karole Lloyd partner photoKarole Lloyd
Vice Chair and Regional Managing Partner – Southeast
 
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Karole Lloyd is Vice Chair and Regional Managing Partner of the Southeast. Karole has been the Vice Chair of Knowledge and Industry and a member of the Americas Operations Group since 2005. She has served as the Area Industry Leader for the Financial Services Industry (FSI) practice in the Southeast, and as the Office Managing Partner for the Birmingham, Alabama office.

Kay Matthews partner photoKay Matthews
Vice Chair and Regional Managing Partner - West
 
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Kay is Vice Chair and West Regional Managing Partner. She joined the EY Austin office in 1983 and went on to serve as Gulf Coast Area Industry Leader of Information, Communications and Entertainment; Austin Managing Partner; and Gulf Coast Area Assurance and Advisory Business Services (AABS) Managing Partner. Kay has also served as AABS Managing Partner of Area Practices in the Americas and AABS COO.

Jorge Menegassi partner photoJorge Menegassi
Chairman and Regional Managing Partner – South America
 
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Jorge is Chairman and Regional Managing Partner of South America, a position he has held since 2007. Previously, he served as acting Vice Chair and South America Regional Managing Partner. In Jorge’s more than 30 years with EY, he has focused on the coordination of services for large national and multinational clients. From 2004 to June 2006, he served as the market leader of the eastern region of South America (Brazil).

EY- Francisco Alvarez - Thumbnail imageFrancisco Alvarez
Vice Chair and Regional Managing Partner – Mexico and Central America
 
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Francisco is Vice Chair and Regional Managing Partner of Mexico and Central America. In his 35 years with Ernst & Young, he has served as head of the Ciudad Juarez office and as both Assurance and Quality and Risk Management Leader for the Region. He also has been a member of the Americas Ethics Oversight Board. Additionally, Francisco has served many major local and multinational clients in such industries as telecommunications, diversified industrial products and consumer products.