Americas Operating Executive

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EY Area Managing Partner – Americas, Steve HoweSteve Howe
Area Managing Partner – Americas
 
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Steve is the EY Americas Managing Partner and Managing Partner of Ernst & Young LLP in the US. Steve is a member of both the Americas Operating Executive and Global Executive. In the Americas, EY member firms operate in 30 countries. Steve also represents EY in the US and the Americas in maintaining regulatory relationships and as Executive Sponsor for inclusiveness. Learn more about Steve's career and contributions.

EY Area Deputy Managing Partner – Americas - Gary BelskeGary Belske
Area Deputy Managing Partner – Americas
 
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Gary joined EY in 1978 and was appointed to this Area position in 2013. He has held various positions at Ernst & Young LLP, including Assurance and Advisory Business Services (AABS) Managing Partner for the Southwest Region, AABS Chief Operating Officer, and the firm's Senior Vice Chair and Chief Operating Officer.

Americas Operating Executive - Service lines

EY Americas Vice Chair – Advisory - Bob PattonBob Patton
EY Americas Vice Chair – Advisory
 
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Bob rejoined EY in 2008 and was appointed to this position in 2011 after serving as EY Americas Leader of Advisory Services. Prior to re-joining EY, 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 by Consulting magazine as one of its 2011 top 25 consultants in the category of Excellence in Leadership.

EY Americas Vice Chair – Assurance, Frank MahoneyFrank Mahoney
EY Americas Vice Chair – Assurance
 
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Frank joined EY in 1985 and was appointed to this position in 2014. He has been Managing Partner of the Ernst & Young LLP Boston office, the EY Global Audit Transformation and Innovation Leader, and the Ernst & Young LLP New England Area Industry Leader for the Retail, Consumer Products and Industrial Products practices. Frank has served in the National Professional Practice Department of Ernst & Young LLP and as a member of the EY Americas Advisory Council.

EY Americas Vice Chair – Transaction Advisory Services, Richard JeanneretRich Jeanneret
EY Americas Vice Chair – Transaction Advisory Services
 
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Rich joined EY in 2002 and was appointed to this position in 2009. He was formerly the Assurance and Advisory Business Services Managing Partner for the Mid-Atlantic Region of Ernst & Young LLP, and has experience providing advisory and consulting services to private equity, financial services, real estate and hospitality industry clients.

EY Americas Vice Chair – Tax - Kate BartonKate Barton
EY Americas Vice Chair – Tax
 
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Kate joined EY in 1985 and was appointed to this position in 2009. She previously served as Tax Managing Partner for the Northeast Region and New York Office Managing Partner for Ernst & Young LLP, and as a member of both the EY Global Advisory Council and EY Americas Advisory Council.

Americas Operating Executive - Functions

EY Americas Vice Chair – Talent, Kelly GrierKelly Grier
EY Americas Vice Chair – Talent
 
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Kelly joined EY in 1991 and was appointed to this position in 2014. Kelly previously served as the Illinois Market Segment Leader and Chicago Office Managing Partner for Ernst & Young LLP, and as Presiding Partner of the EY Americas Advisory Council and a member of the EY Global Advisory Council.

EY Americas Vice Chair – Risk - Jean-Yves JegourelJean-Yves Jégourel
EY Americas Vice Chair – Risk
 
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Jean-Yves joined EY in 1984. He was appointed to his current position in 2012. Jean-Yves also serves the French member firm of EY as the Global Client Service Partner on Vivendi and Air Liquide. He previously served as the EY EMEIA Assurance Professional Practice Leader, with responsibility for monitoring quality and risk management activities and being involved with regulatory matters across that Area. Prior to that, he led Assurance and Advisory services for EY France/Luxembourg, and was a member of the Executive Committee there.

EY Americas Senior Vice Chair – Accounts - Tom McGrathTom McGrath
EY Americas Senior Vice Chair – Accounts
 
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Tom joined EY in 1979. He was appointed to this position in 2013. Tom also has served as Managing Partner for the EY EMEIA Financial Services Organization (FSO); the EY Global Vice Chair of Assurance and Advisory Business Services; EY Global Managing Partner-Markets; Markets Managing Partner for the former Northern Europe, Middle East, India and Africa Area (NEMIA); and EY Americas Senior Vice Chair-Markets. He has held a number of senior positions with Ernst & Young LLP in the US and was instrumental in establishing its FSO.

Americas Operating Executive - Regional Managing Partners

EY Regional Managing Partner – Canada - Trent Henry Trent Henry
Regional Managing Partner – Canada
 
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Trent joined EY in 1989 and was appointed to this position in 2010. He has served as the Tax Managing Partner, International Tax practice leader and Tax Market Leader in Calgary for Ernst & Young LLP (Canada). Trent was also the Canadian Tax Leadership representative on the Ethnic Diversity Task Force from 2005 to 2008.

EY Regional Managing Partner – Financial Services Organization (FSO) - Michael J. InserraMichael Inserra
Regional Managing Partner – Financial Services Organization (FSO)
 
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Michael joined EY in 1983 and was appointed to this position in 2013. Michael was the Assurance and Advisory Business Services Managing Partner for the Ernst & Young LLP 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 the Assurance Managing Partner for the FSO since 2011. Previously, he was a member of the EY Americas Advisory Council.

EY Regional Managing Partner – Israel - Ronen BarelRonen Barel
Regional Managing Partner – Israel
 
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Ronen is the Chairman and Regional Managing Partner of Kost Forer Gabbay & Kasierer in Israel. Ronen joined EY in 1986 and has extensive knowledge in the accounting, tax auditing and IPO processes.

EY Regional Managing Partner – Mexico and Central America - Francisco AlvarezFrancisco Alvarez
Regional Managing Partner – Mexico and Central America
 
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Francisco joined EY in 1978 and was appointed to his current position in 2013. He headed the Ciudad Juarez office of Mancera, S.C. from 1988 to 1993. Francisco has served as both Assurance and Q&RM Leader for the Mexico and Central America Region, and as a member of the EY Americas Ethics Oversight Board.

EY Regional Managing Partner – Central - Rick FezellRick Fezell
Regional Managing Partner – Central
 
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Rick joined EY in 1985, and was appointed a Regional Managing Partner in 2012. Rick previously served as the Accounts and Business Development Managing Partner for the West Region of Ernst & Young LLP, a position he held since 2010. Prior to that, he was the EY Global Technology Industry Leader. 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.

EY Regional Managing Partner – Northeast - Scott HallidayScott Halliday
Regional Managing Partner – Northeast
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Scott joined EY in 1982 and was appointed to this position in 2011. Scott previously was Managing Partner of the EY United Kingdom and Ireland Region in the EMEIA Area. Prior to serving in that role, he was Managing Partner of the former Gulf Coast Region of Ernst & Young LLP. Scott has served as senior advisory partner on a number of Ernst & Young LLP's 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 EY's relief and support of our 135 people directly impacted by Hurricane Katrina.

EY Regional Managing Partner – South America - Jorge MenegassiJorge Menegassi
Regional Managing Partner – South America
 
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Jorge joined EY in 1977. He was appointed to this position in 2007. Previously, he was Vice Chair and COO of the EY SASA Region. He has solid experience in the coordination of services for large national and multinational clients and also serves as the Managing Partner of Ernst & Young in Brazil.

EY Regional Managing Partner – Southeast - Karole LloydKarole Lloyd
Regional Managing Partner – Southeast
 
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Karole joined EY in 1979 and was appointed to this position in 2009. She was previously the Vice Chair of Knowledge and Industry for Ernst & Young LLP and a member of the EY Americas Advisory Council.

EY Regional Managing Partner – Southwest - Randy CainRandy Cain
Regional Managing Partner – Southwest
 
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Randy joined EY in 1983 and was appointed to this position in 2011. He previously served as the Southwest Region Tax Managing Partner and the San Antonio, Texas, Office Managing Partner for Ernst & Young LLP. Randy has served in many leadership forums, including the EY Americas Area Diversity Task Force and the EY Global Tax Strategy Enhancements Committee.

EY Regional Managing Partner - West - Kay MatthewsKay Matthews
Regional Managing Partner - West
 
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Kay joined EY in 1983 and was appointed to this position in 2009. She has served as the Austin, Texas, Office Managing Partner, the Gulf Coast Area Assurance and Advisory Business Services (AABS) Managing Partner for Ernst & Young LLP, the EY Americas AABS Managing Partner–Area Practices and the EY Americas AABS COO.

EY Vice Chair - Deborah KissireDebbie Kissire
Vice Chair
 
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Debbie joined EY in 1979. She was appointed Vice Chair of the former East Central Region of Ernst & Young LLP in 2010. She previously served as Managing Partner for the former Mid-Atlantic Region of Ernst & Young LLP, a position she held since 2001. Debbie has served on numerous EY task forces and committees, including the EY Americas Advisory Council, Strategy Task Force and EY’s inaugural Gender Equity Task Force; additionally, she co-chaired the Doing Business with EY Task Force. Debbie was the 2000 Rosemarie Meschi Award winner, recognizing her efforts in the development and advancement of women.