Welcome to EY in Los Angeles

EY teams in Los Angeles have worked with LA’s most innovative and entrepreneurial companies, from revolutionary startups to global brands, for more than a century. Whether it’s tabulating votes for Hollywood’s award shows; advising companies through IPOs; or combining our exceptional knowledge and technology platforms for strategy, consulting and tax-related service needs, EY teams drive business transformation through the power of people, technology and innovation.

Learn more about what makes EY LA a hub of innovation, creativity and belonging for our clients and our people.

Meet EY people living and working in Los Angeles

Sonia Parikh

Get to know Sonia Parikh

"Smile, laugh and be positive as you walk through life, even on those tough days."



"I am a senior manager in our Enterprise Risk Consulting practice, based in the Ernst & Young LLP Los Angeles office. I moved to LA six years ago and previously worked in the McLean, Virginia, office.


"I previously was the EY Ripples Lead in LA before I took maternity leave. I loved being a part of EY Ripples and making a difference in our local community! I enjoy coaching and mentoring the younger generation and building relationships with my colleagues and clients."


"I am married and a recent new mom with an 11-month-old boy. I don’t remember what life was like before him. I love to go to the beach (and surf!), hike, cook, travel and, most of all, dance – I previously taught Bollywood fusion dance classes and performed with a dance team. I love living in Southern California and thrive on sunshine!"

Will Congbalay

Get to know Will Congbalay

"Don’t eat to live… live to eat!"


"I am a staff 2 in the Technology Consulting practice at Ernst & Young LLP. Recently, I’ve focused on building e-commerce platforms and also have been involved with a variety of blockchain work."


"I enjoy cleaning our beautiful beaches for volunteer EY Connect Days, as well as encouraging bright minds in university to pursue a career in technology consulting. I co-lead the organization of meetings for the LA Emerging Tech community. We discuss burgeoning digital technologies, the challenges these innovations face and how our members/EY can leverage future technologies today."


"I love to connect through the medium of food. Visiting 300 restaurants since moving to LA – just a sample of what the city has to offer – I take these lessons back to my kitchen to experiment, create and share with friends. I grew up in Chicago, so I spend my summers at the beach and winters hiking in the mountains. Thankful to skip the snow!"

Nicole Cox

Get to know Nicole Cox

"Even when the going gets tough – keep going. You never know who you’re inspiring and motivating along the way!"


"I’m an audit senior manager at Ernst & Young LLP focused on serving real estate and wealth and asset management clients. I’ve spent my entire career in the EY LA office."


"My passion and purpose in life is increasing financial literacy and awareness within the Black community. I am the project manager for SoCal for the EY Entrepreneur Access Network, where I work with Black and Latino entrepreneurs to help build and scale their businesses. I started an information channel called The Coin Flip with Nick that is targeted on helping young adults understand the building blocks of saving, investing, earning and giving."


"I love traveling and discovering new people, places and cultures. I try to visit two to three new countries a year – my current favorite is Italy because of its breathtaking views! Most of my free time is spent with family and friends, eating delicious food and having a great time. I recently started a podcast with two college friends called The Build Up, which is a real estate podcast focused on building power in the Black community through land, labor and capital."

Michael Tippett

Get to know Michael Tippett

"You can never learn too much; stay curious."



"I am a senior manager in our Enterprise Risk Consulting practice. I focus on building strong risk management and governance programs across sectors, as well as supporting our people as they grow in their careers. I was previously based in Washington, DC (Tysons, Virginia office), and am currently based in Los Angeles."


"One of my favorite opportunities at the firm is supporting my community. I help my local community by serving on our Los Angeles Ripples Task Force, leading year-round community involvement initiatives, including the EY Connect Day program. I’m also a member of Unity, our LGBT+ employee network, where I’m able to connect with colleagues to share lessons and experiences in hopes of making a positive impact and promoting inclusive workspaces."


"I am passionate about travel! I’ve lived in two wonderful international cities: Washington, DC, and Los Angeles, which have fed my curiosity of the world. I’m very fortunate to be able to travel around the country and the globe to experience different foods, music and perspectives. On the weekends, I spend time with my partner and our dog exploring new hiking paths, beaches and cities in SoCal. I strive to continue pushing limits and growing through exercise, reading and continuous learning."

Angela Milano

Get to know Angela Milano

"In all things, strive to help others achieve their full potential."



"I’m an associate director on our Talent team, leading Corporate Responsibility for the US-West, and have been at Ernst & Young LLP for close to 20 years."


"I am a co-creator of EY Connect Day for EY and collaborated in the creation of EY Ripples. My greatest joy is to develop high-impact programming and relationships that support our communities, develop and engage our people, and strengthen client relationships. Some highlights of my contributions are our work with NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship), The Trevor Project and Girls Who Code."


"I’m a seventh-generation Californian, and, while I love my home state, I love to travel around the world. As an example, over the past year, I’ve been to Greece, Belize and Mexico. My degree is in Art History, and David Allan Peters, my partner of
25 years, is an artist. Weekends are spent cooking and baking, visiting the beach and museums, and being with family."

How the EY organization is building a better working world in Los Angeles

  • Supporting ambitious entrepreneurs

    Congratulations to the winners for the Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2022 Greater Los Angeles Award, who were selected by a panel of independent judges based on their demonstration of long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, among other core contributions and attributes:

    • Camilo Concha | Bitcoin IRA
    • Lina Hu | Clipper Corporation
    • Joanna McFarland | HopSkipDrive
    • Brett Matthews | Kate Farms
    • Ara Petrosyan | LA Solar Group
    • Simon Anderson | Mission Cloud
    • Johnny Hou | NZXT
    • Daniel Rotman | PrettyLitter
    • Chris Edwards | The Third Floor, Inc.
    • Ross McCray | VideoAmp

    Learn more about the Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Greater Los Angeles here.

  • Prioritizing healthy spaces and wellbeing

    Andy Park Well Award

    To support EY teams’ health and wellbeing in the workplace, our Los Angeles office is proud to have received a WELL Gold Certification from the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), the global authority on healthy buildings.

    The certification process from the EY WELL team and IWBI around the testing of air, water, sound and light highlighted the high quality of the overall building and EY systems, outdoor common areas and EYs space design elements.

    The IWBI created the WELL certifications, ratings and enterprise portfolio options to help establish industry standards for healthy buildings and build trust around building health and safety among communities and building occupants. With a 10-concept framework that includes areas such as thermal comfort and air quality, this approach to wellness in the built environment is an essential part of return-to-office planning and the future of work in general.

    Los Angeles was one of three EY offices to be recognized based on our environmental, social and governance framework.

  • Strengthening LA communities

    EY CD Los Angeles Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Team

    EY Ripples, our global corporate responsibility program, provides EY people with opportunities to use their knowledge, skills and experience to positively impact millions of lives.

    Through our support for the next generation and impact entrepreneurs, we extend the value of EY knowledge, networks and services to people and places that we might not otherwise reach. In LA, our people are strengthening communities and creating shared value for the business world by supporting three areas of focus:

    • Supporting the next generation workforce by helping young and underserved people develop the mindsets and skills they’ll need to find and sustain meaningful work
    • Working with impact entrepreneurs to scale small and growing businesses that are driving progress toward the UN Sustainable Development Goals
    • Accelerating environmental sustainability by adoption of behaviors, technologies and business models that protect and regenerate the environment while unlocking economic opportunity
  • Building an inclusive culture

    Proud to belong

    Action-oriented employee resource groups – what we call EY professional networks – provide stimulating opportunities for all of our professionals from diverse backgrounds to form a community, connect internally and externally, create informal mentoring relationships and strengthen their leadership skills.

    Our professional networks include:

    • AccessAbilities
    • Black Professional Network
    • International Cultural Exchange Network
    • Jewish Community Network
    • Latinx Professional Network
    • Pan Asian Professional Network
    • Professional Women’s Network
    • Today’s Families
    • Unity – the EY LGBT+ Network
    • Veterans Network

    We also offer support groups, including Parents of Children with Special Health Care Needs and Caregivers Circle. We encourage and support our people who wish to start new groups. Also, it is important to note that you do not have to self-identify to participate in our professional networks – they are open to any and all EY employees.