A photographic portrait of Bob Patton
Purpose gives us conviction, conviction gives us courage.

Bob Patton

EY Americas Vice Chair – Chief Strategy Officer

Purpose-driven leader. Business builder. Thoughtful communicator. Lifelong learner.

Areas of focus Purpose Strategy
Office Atlanta, US

As EY Americas Vice Chair – Chief Strategy Officer, Bob leads EY growth strategies that seize the opportunities and mitigate risks resulting from global, technological and demographic shifts in today’s transformative age.

Previously, he served as EY Americas Vice Chair of Accounts, leading growth strategy by engaging and motivating 71,000 personnel to drive growth and propel the EY brand in the market. He also served as EY Americas Vice Chair of Advisory Services, helping clients improve performance, manage risk and transform industries. During this time, he helped grow the practice from US$1.5B in revenue with 6,000 consultants to US$4.9B in revenue with 16,000 consultants.

Bob was recognized by Consulting Magazine with their Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018 and, in 2011, as one of its top 25 consultants honored for Excellence in Leadership. He is also a LinkedIn Influencer, writing extensively on leadership, purpose and innovation.

How Bob is building a better working world

“I am building a better working world as I serve our clients and the EY community by utilizing my God-given gifts as we together bring stability to capital markets, to help industries transform, to help businesses improve and to lean positively into the community where we live, work and play.”

Outside of EY, Bob serves on the Board of City of Refuge, whose mission is to bring light, hope and transformation to individuals and families.