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Ken Brooks

EY Canada Partner and Senior Vice-President, Ernst & Young Orenda Corporate Finance

Transactions advisor. Value builder. Conversation starter. Committed to cultivating the spirit of learning by ensuring next-level access to experiences and perspectives.

Office Montréal, CA

On the pulse of the transactions market for more than 25 years, Ken is an EY Canada Partner who leads our corporate finance practice in Québec.

Together with his team, Ken provides full-service transaction advisory support. That spans mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructuring and joint ventures for both established and entrepreneurial growth companies. He’s led engagements in the public and private sector, and advised on more than 100 transactions in Canada, and around the world. Ken has a special focus on clients in the manufacturing sector, and regularly shares perspectives as a key-note speaker on consolidation within the plastics and packaging industries.

Ken’s actively involved in supporting the next generation of business leaders both at EY, and in the broader community. He recently completed a three-year term on EY Canada’s Partner Forum. From 2014 to 2019, he was Chairman of the Board for the John Molson School of Business MBA International Case Competition. He’s currently a Governor on Concordia University’s Board of Governors where he presides as a member of the Audit Committee and Chair of the Finance Committee. He is also Chairman of the Advisory Board for Concordia’s John Molson School of Business.  

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University, and a Master of Business Administration from Concordia University. 

How Ken is building a better working world

“I get excited about what we’re I’m hearing on client sites, at industry conferences, and through the work I do with one of Canada’s leading business schools. The conversations we’re driving are helping to create new perspectives, generate ideas, and drive growth. I’m proud of how that helps to move the working world forward, and I’m inspired by what I see in young people starting their careers today.”  

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“Industries will continue evolving. Our focus on finding the opportunities that arise not in spite of, but because of, that evolution can drive the next wave of growth and innovation.”

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