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Christopher Smyth

EY Americas Private Equity Leader

Strategy and transformation partner to private equity. Servant leader. Avid golfer. Father of six and engaged Chicagoan.

Chris is responsible for leading EY Americas Private Equity (PE) businesses, supporting PE funds and their portfolios in deploying capital, refining exit strategies and help creating stakeholder value.

Chris has extensive experience across retail, consumer products, distribution, manufacturing, technology and business service sectors, and has worked on over 300 transactions with valuations in excess of $8b. Over his 27-year EY career, Chris has served in several leadership roles in the US and abroad, including the London office of the EY member firm.

Most recently, Chris led a team of more than 1,100 EY professionals in 42 offices who provide strategy and transaction services to market-leading companies in the Central United States.

Chris is a graduate of Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management and a Certified Public Accountant in Illinois.

How Chris is building a better working world

“I build and support EY teams across the Americas leveraging our diverse capabilities and expertise at EY in advising our PE clients to develop and execute a transformation agenda. We help our clients deliver on their stakeholder commitments through expanding the diversity of their talent, focusing on sustainable investments and deploying new technologies across their investments.”

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