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I’m passionate about transforming our business and dedicated to building operational efficiency and investing in our people to enhance quality.

Bill Strait

EY Americas Vice Chair, Finance & Operations

Proud Texan, Baylor alumni, experienced accountancy professional and Texas CPA. Living in Houston with wife and sons. Fighting for a better working world and more harmonious communities.

As the EY Americas Vice Chair for Finance & Operations, Bill oversees all financial and operational aspects of the EY organization in the Americas. He makes key decisions on strategic investments, enablement, expense management and building our culture.

Prior to his current role, Bill served as the EY Americas Assurance Deputy Vice Chair, overseeing all aspects of the Americas Assurance strategy. Bill was also the Houston office managing partner from 2017 to 2020, leading offices of nearly 1,800 employees and partners, cultivating an inclusive culture of high performance and competing in the market to deliver the firm’s full capabilities.

With 30 years of experience, Bill has worked with numerous large companies on complex transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, international expansion, debt and equity issuances, equity method investments and IT system conversions.

He holds a BBA in Accounting from Baylor University.

How Bill is building a better working world

“In every role at the EY organization, I strive to compete in the market to deliver the firm’s full capabilities while cultivating a high-performance culture through a willingness to collaborate, empathy for and focus on others, and a commitment to diversity and inclusion.”

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