I am enthusiastic about the world of global trade and the continuing impact and opportunity it is having for our clients and our people.

J. Michael Heldebrand

Partner, Global trade, Ernst & Young LLP

Transformational market leader passionate about relationship development and inspiring others with vision. Committed to promoting diversity and inclusiveness. Married and dad to two teenage daughters.

Mike currently leads the EY Americas and US Global Trade practice, which includes a team of more than 500 individuals. He helps companies improve and strengthen their overall international trade function. He has assisted companies for more than 25 years in determining compliance with global trade rules and regulations and helping them optimize and strengthen their function.

Mike is experienced at conducting compliance assessments and opportunity evaluation reviews for global clients. He uses the EY international tax network to conduct reviews for clients aimed at reducing the global customs duties/VAT liabilities, while at the same time working to ensure global compliance.

Mike also drives systems integration projects in the area of international trade and has worked with clients to define systems functional requirements and evaluate available software solutions. Mike received a BBA from Baylor University and has an MBA.

How Mike is building a better working world

“I have found that “building a better working world” can be interpreted differently by people. What I am focused on is identifying what that means for others and then making sure they have access to the tools to be successful. The effort is truly a collaboration, utilizing experiences and technical confidence, which then ignites a personal brand. I subscribe to the narrative “what you put into something is what you get out of it.” In my nearly 20 years with EY, I have tried to capitalize on my experiences with a goal of bringing in others to leverage the experience.”

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