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Strategic Growth Markets | London, UK
Maria oversees EY’s business unit that is the world leader in advising, guiding and recognizing entrepreneurs and high-growth companies. She advises clients who are focused on accelerating growth and achieving market leadership. With over 25 years of experience providing professional services to private and public companies, she has led more than 20 IPOs in three continents.
Maria is truly passionate about supporting entrepreneurs and is heavily involved in creating a support networks for them. She founded the Strategic Growth Forum, which convenes high-growth companies to share markets insights and expertise. She also oversees EY’s renowned Entrepreneur Of The Year™ program worldwide and founded EY’s Entrepreneurial Winning Women™, designed to accelerate the growth of high-potential female entrepreneurs.
Americas Strategic Growth Markets Leader | New York, US
Herb Engert leads our Strategic Growth Markets practice in the Americas, advising the full spectrum of dynamic, fast-moving and ground-breaking companies throughout the Americas. He has in-depth knowledge of the needs and complex issues of companies experiencing rapid growth. He is passionate about entrepreneurs and is actively involved with the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, Endeavor and The Kauffman Foundation.
Previously, Herb was a partner in the Transaction Advisory Services and Private Equity practice based in Washington, DC. He has worked with both private equity and corporate acquirers, and has extensive knowledge supporting the needs and challenges of private equity portfolio companies. He has supported clients with acquisitions, financing, integration, risk management and exit strategies.
EMEIA Strategic Growth Markets Leader | Turkey
Demet brings a wealth of experience to the SGM EMEIA Leader role. Demet is also the CSE TAS Markets Leader, leading the Transaction Support Services Group in Turkey. In addition, she is the Turkey EOY Leader and PE Leader, and a member of the EY Global Women Business Advisory Board. Demet specializes in corporate finance, M&A transactions, privatization projects and providing due diligence services for local and international companies.
Strategic Growth Oceania and Western Region
Asia Pacific Strategic Growth Leader | Australia
Mike is also the Oceania SGM Managing Partner and Perth Office Managing Partner. He has held a number of leadership roles at EY, most recently as Oceania Resources Market Segment Leader as well as Geographic Market Segment Leader. Previously, Mike was the TAS M&A Leader in Oceania, and prior to that he was Perth TAS Leader, where he assisted clients on their acquisition and divestment activity, capital raising plans including debt, equity and IPO, takeovers and PE transactions.
Global Markets Leader - Strategic Growth Markets | London, UK
Randy is EY's Global Markets Leader for Strategic Growth Markets and has over 30 years of experience concentrating primarily on high-growth entrepreneurial and multinational companies which are private, private equity and venture capital backed and public.
He has been a leader of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program for over 20 years. Randy has also successfully launched SGM CFO roundtable events and IPO conferences in the Midwest USA. Randy's experience also includes significant international experiences in the Asia Pacific and Europe regions.
Global Leader - Family Business | Essen, Germany
Peter led the Ruhr region offices of Ernst & Young GmbH from 2002 until 2010. He has also led and coordinated activities for Family Business at Ernst & Young Germany since 2004 and was appointed as Lead Partner for Strategic Growth Markets and Family Business in Germany, Switzerland and Austria in 2010. He was appointed as Global Leader for Family Business in 2011.
Alongside his extensive experience as a client serving Partner in the area of assurance and advisory business services for both, international and national companies, Peter supports subject matter experts and family-owned businesses in matters of succession and growth strategies and founded the Ernst & Young Junior Academy, a global program for young successors in family business.