Photographic portrait of John Burns

John Burns

EY Global BRETA Solution Leader; Principal, Strategy and Transactions, Ernst & Young LLP

Helping public and private sector organizations to create better outcomes. Avid golfer. Amateur photographer. Kids basketball coach. Always has a book on the go.

Office Hoboken, US

John is a principal in Ernst and Young LLP in the Strategy and Transactions service and the Strategy and Transactions Market Segment Leader for the EY Government & Public Sector practice in the US.

He has spent much of his career advising clients in the private sector in manufacturing, telecommunications, media and technology. And in his work serving government clients, he works with civilian and defense-type agencies.

John served as a strategic advisor to government to establish a broadband telecommunications network dedicated to the needs of public safety, creating one of the largest public-private partnerships in the world that resulted in enhanced communications for public safety and first responders. It is a project he remains immensely proud of.

John has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Relations and a Master of Arts in Economics from Boston University. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.

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