David Nichols
The essence of your purpose is your culture. The heart of your culture are your people.

David Nichols

EY Americas Innovation Leader – Consulting

Innovation leader. Frequent speaker at institutions and conferences.

Areas of focus Emerging technology
Office Chicago, US

David is a Principal and member of the Executive Committee in Ernst & Young LLP Consulting Services. Focused on driving new growth opportunities through innovation with key external companies, he is also EY Americas Consulting Innovation Leader.

Prior to this role, he was EY Americas Inorganic Growth Leader, responsible for acquisitions in addition to innovation and alliances. He also served as EY Americas IT and Digital Transformation Leader, helping clients adopt technology and digital approaches into all aspects of their business strategy, operations and workforce. Before joining EY, he was the Global Managing Partner for a global consulting firm’s Service Oriented Architecture practice.

David received a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Northwestern University McCormick School of Engineering and attended the Advanced Business Management Program at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management – Northwestern University.

How David is building a better working world

“I help EY clients grow, protect and improve their businesses through the practical absorption of industry disruption. I work with clients to evolve their culture to align with their strategic objectives and better serve their customers. It’s not just systems and services. It’s also purpose, innovation, culture and experience.

I am also passionate about developing EY teams to build an inclusive work environment that respects and celebrates the strength in diversity. I’m passionate about building unapologetically courageous leaders.”

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