Photographic portrait of Kristen Pederson
High-performing boards and executive teams focus on building long-term, sustainable businesses with a current focus on ESG. Long-term value and purpose form the mega strategy of a business.

Kris Pederson

EY Americas Center for Board Matters Leader

Boardroom champion. Corporate director. Strategy leader. Long-term value architect. Purpose-focused professional. Enjoys skiing, running and golfing with her family in the mountains of Boulder, CO.

Kris is a seasoned professional with 30 years of management consulting, auditing, financial analysis, and corporate board experience.

She currently focuses on the board agenda, including the board’s role in strategy definition, disruptive innovation, board performance and culture, and long-term value/ESG. She previously led EY Americas Strategy and Customer Consulting Services and is one of the founders of the EY Purpose-Led Transformation™ organization.

Experienced in large-scale business transformation associated with business process and system integration efforts, she focuses on strategy consulting, customer experience, sales and services processes, business development, value realization, financial engineering, human resource processes, change leadership, organization change and technology-driven transformation.

Prior to joining Ernst & Young LLP, she held various strategy practice leadership roles with a multinational technology company and a multinational professional services firm.

Kris received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Psychology and Business Administration from UCLA.

How Kris is building a better working world

Kris’s purpose is to build a more balanced working world. She strives to support working professionals, especially women, who balance work and children — and the pulls of their heartstrings — against their professional ambitions.

Kris is a featured speaker on board issues, long-term value/ESG, purpose, corporate transformation, employee engagement, value realization and women’s initiatives. She received Consulting Magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017.

She is currently active with the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) as programs chair, is an Advisory Director for the NFL’s Alumni Association and serves on the Harvard Business School’s Women’s Advisory Board. She is a past corporate director for Great Western Bank, where she served on the audit committee, and Windward Reports, as an advisory board member. She was Vice Chair and on the Compensation Committee for the Association of Mechanical Engineers and is a past member of the White House Commission for Women in STEM.

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