Steve Payne
I am passionate about helping companies realize their transformation and attain their full potential, working alongside a dynamic practice of talented consultants. The key is starting the dialogue.

Steve Payne

EY Americas Vice Chair – Consulting

Experienced consultant helping global clients solve their toughest challenges through innovative solutions. Husband, father and grandfather. Keen golfer and fisherman.

Areas of focus Consulting Strategy
Office Charlotte, US

As the EY Americas Consulting Vice Chair, Steve oversees more than 20,000 consultants who are focused on helping to create long-term value for clients through sustainable, inclusive growth. In addition to bringing the broad range of EY services to clients through technology and innovation, he cultivates talent and builds high-performing teams that can respond to change and transformation with the agility and empathy needed in today’s world.

Prior to this role, Steve was the EY-Parthenon Global Strategy & Operation consultancy Leader, as well as EY Global Transaction Strategy and Execution Leader. He has advised top-tier institutions on operations management and working capital improvement for more than 30 years. Steve joined EY to build the EY Americas working capital services.

Before joining EY, Steve served as the CEO of a global boutique consulting firm that focused on helping companies improve cash flow from working capital via operational improvement. 

How Steve is building a better working world

“Whether by helping clients to reframe their futures, or by supporting schools in my hometown in South Carolina with better resources and enhanced programs of study, I believe building a better working world starts with advising tomorrow’s leaders. It is a great privilege to help support these opportunities all over the world.”

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