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People want to be part of something bigger than themselves. Building a better working world builds better results.

Don L. Charles

EY Global Corporate Finance Leader

Results-oriented business leader. Drives and establishes transformation in challenging conditions. Technical leader. Value creator. Musician.

A leader in the corporate finance profession for over 30 years and with extensive knowledge of valuations, financial modeling and capital allocation, Don is the  EY Global Corporate Finance Leader.

He has been transforming businesses across multiple business environments and time periods, including times of record transaction activity (like today), difficult times and significant regulatory and legislative change periods. He helps clients navigate changing economic environments and strategic and financial objectives.

He sees value creation, both financial and non-financial, at the core of everything we do. From identifying value opportunities to delivering and monitoring the value, he helps clients reach their full potential from thought to finish.

Don holds a BA in Economics and Finance from Duquesne University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of Financial Analysts Federation. He has also participated in numerous standard-setting, regulatory and industry working groups, including the FASB valuation resource working group during the financial crisis.

How Don is building a better working world

Don strongly believes that people want to be part of something bigger than themselves and that building a better working world builds better results.

Under his leadership, his teams strive to be the employers of choice, highly diverse and working in flexible environments that sustain a high and consistent standard. This framework has helped develop multiple generations of leaders. He finds this to be one of the most rewarding aspects of his role and critical to building a better working world.

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