Greg Cudahy joins Ernst & Young LLP to lead Performance Improvement practice

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New York, 6 February 2013 – Ernst & Young LLP announced today that Greg Cudahy, former North American Operations practice leader for Accenture, has joined the firm to lead the Advisory Services Performance Improvement group. Cudahy will oversee the firm’s client work and service offerings related to supply chain, finance, customer, transformation and collaboration, and performance technology and will coordinate such services across North America, South America, and Israel for the global EY organization.

“Greg joins EY at a pivotal time as more clients are asking us to help them focus on business performance and understand the complexities of emerging markets while navigating the challenges and opportunities of a digital world,” said Bob Patton, Americas Vice Chair, Advisory Services for the global EY organization. “His vast experience in global operations transformation, price/revenue optimization, sourcing, integrated planning, supply chain synchronization, and collaborative applications can help clients meet their performance goals.”

While with Accenture, Cudahy also served as that company's global leader of Value-based Deals, and previously as global leader for Supply Chain Strategy and Planning. Earlier, he held the global Supply Chain Management and Americas Management Consulting leadership positions for the largest European-headquartered professional services firm at the time, as well as a global P&L position in the software industry, where he was executive vice president responsible for the Pricing and Revenue Optimization and Supplier Relationship Management lines of business.

“With Greg’s leadership, we can continue to underscore the firm’s commitment to transforming industries and help clients achieve the next level of business performance,” said Chell Smith, Advisory Markets Leader for Ernst & Young LLP. “Today’s market dynamics are proving that getting the basics right is critical. Greg will be instrumental in driving the fundamentals of our growth strategy which balances organic growth with strategic acquisitions.”

Cudahy holds an MBA from The Fuqua School at Duke University and a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering/Economics from The University of Dayton. He has also pursued graduate studies in Electro-Optics at The University of California, Los Angeles, International Business at The University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China, and Executive Leadership at IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Cudahy speaks regularly in a variety of forums, has been published in several journals, has received a number of academic honors, was named by World Trade Magazine as one of the “Top 50 Pioneers of Supply Chain Management” and has been listed in a variety of Who’s Who publications. His most recent thought capital may be found in The Oxford Handbook of Pricing Management.

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