A photographic portrait of Bermon M. Painter
Orchestrating successful digital transformations must be centered around people and their ability to harness the power of technology to impact human experiences.

Bermon M. Painter

EY Innovation & Strategy Director – Charlotte wavespace

Innovation and strategy leader putting people at the center of digital transformations. Enjoys drinking a tasty frosted mug of root beer while maniacally twisting his mustache.

Bermon has spent the past 20 years with a focus on product strategy, customer experience, user experience design, and enterprise application development across numerous industries. In his current role at EY, Bermon is the director of the Charlotte wavespace™, where he leads innovation initiatives that help organizations create holistic experiences focused on delivering value to customers. The Charlotte wavespace innovation center is structured to inspire human ingenuity, foster collaboration, and lead organizations to create meaningful outcomes – faster.

Before joining EY, Bermon applied his expertise in product strategy, design thinking, and agile methodologies to build end-to-end enterprise products and services with his team. He frequently speaks at conferences and facilitates workshops around the world on digital transformation, product strategy, and leadership. In his local community, he's the president of IxDA Charlotte, a non-profit aimed at evangelizing human-centered design methods and connecting the broader UX community.

How Bermon is building a better working world

“I believe that any successful change begins and ends with people. Crafting a diverse and inclusive culture that encourages experimentation and learning, one that enables and empowers people to bring their insights and full self to work each day, are the key differentiators that drive effective communities and culture.”