Press release

9 Jan 2020 New York, US

Ernst & Young LLP expands its People Advisory Services business with acquisition of PeopleFirm

Acquisition expands EY US people capabilities and accelerates growth in the West

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Acquisition expands EY US people capabilities and accelerates growth in the West

Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) has further enhanced and expanded its capabilities in the People Advisory Services (PAS) business with the acquisition of the strategic people consultancy firm, PeopleFirm.

PeopleFirm is a leader in delivering workforce and organization strategy, performance management, diversity and inclusion, leadership and culture work. It is well-regarded for its leading-class track record of providing in-depth and customized client transformation services that address strategy, culture, structure, people, leadership and change.

With offices in Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon, the acquisition of PeopleFirm accelerates EY US’ expansion of its PAS business in the West. Now, with more than 2,700 professionals across the EY Americas area, the EY PAS business offers clients end-to-end options for their people agenda, including workforce and organization strategy, M&A, HR transformation and technology, reward and performance, culture and change management, employee experience and integrated mobile talent.

Kim Billeter, EY Americas People Advisory Services Leader, says,

“Our priority is to provide our clients with leading tools and resources to better anticipate and adapt to rapid change and face the disruptive forces fundamentally changing our working world. PeopleFirm’s combination of creativity, innovation, seasoned experience and passion for its clients deepens our current capabilities and support of existing accounts.”

PeopleFirm is renowned for designing products and executing solutions that utilize research and academic thinking on workforce issues, HR leading practices and business transformation. PeopleFirm’s advanced performance management methods, rooted in content and data, will help further the results-focused work of EY PAS.

M. Tamra Chandler, PeopleFirm founder and CEO, says,

“Our long-standing consulting experience, combined with our ability to deliver innovative and knowledgeable approaches to address each client’s unique needs and challenges, opens the door to a myriad of opportunities. Joining EY allows us to fulfill our mission of helping clients achieve greatness hand in hand with their people.”

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