A photographic portrait of Deborah Pargmann
My passion lies in creating meaningful connections — whether it be striving for operational excellence or helping leaders connect with one another to drive significant change.

Deborah Pargmann

EY Americas Growth Markets Director Operations and Enablement and Chair, Strategic Growth Forum® US

Driven operations leader. Astute problem solver. Relationship builder.

Office New York, US

Deborah serves as the Chair of the Strategic Growth Forum® US, an exclusive CEO program considered the country’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth market-leading companies. She was instrumental in the development of the Forum and has served as Chair since its inception in 2007.

With more than 35 years of experience, Deborah also serves as a Director on the EY Americas Growth Markets team overseeing operations and enablement. The team works with high-growth entrepreneurial enterprises, venture capital- and private equity-backed businesses, IPO-bound companies and family businesses.

Deborah is a licensed CPA and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Before moving to New York, Deborah held various leadership roles in the Dallas Chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs and served as a board member for the Texas State Society of CPAs. She holds a BBA in Accounting from the University of Texas at San Antonio. 

How Deborah is building a better working world

“Relationships are the crux of what allows us to build a more productive working world. By leading a world-class program that convenes top executives, entrepreneurs, advisors, investors and other business leaders, I’m helping enable the connections that will challenge, disrupt and redefine traditional models — helping to allow our world to work better.”

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