Photographic portrait of Micah Alpern
Today, culture has to be viewed and shaped as a hard asset.

Micah Alpern

Principal, People Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP

Shapes and evolves companies’ cultures. Cultivates transformative leaders. Father of an amazing daughter. Husband to an entrepreneur wife. Sports fan, movie buff, eternal optimist and an idea man.

Micah is a partner in Culture and Leadership practice of EY Americas, focused on creating and protecting value through people who believe companies must invest in the human experience as much as they do in operations and efficiency. Micah has worked with some of the world’s largest organizations to unlock the full potential of their culture, especially during periods of major change and disruption.

Previously a member of the Katzenbach Center, founded by business culture icon Jon Katzenbach. Micah has published over 10 thought leadership articles and was featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Wired Magazine, on CNBC, USA Today, BuzzFeed, Forbes Magazine and many others. Micah has a BS in Economics and Communication from Northwestern University and a Masters of Science in Business from The University of Florida.

How Micah is building a better working world

“I often say culture is not only the work I do, but the work I love to do. It is all due to the people I get to impact. There is nothing more powerful inside an organization than the culture because it creates the human experience everyone lives and feels daily.

Having the opportunity to partner with companies to shape and evolve their culture directly impacts every person encountering the company. This enables me to create a better working world for the companies I directly work with as well as their customers. It also allows me to create modernized alternatives that other companies, even the ones I don’t work with directly, can adopt.”