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Matthew J. Polak

EY US Central Risk Markets Leader

Focused on delivering and maximizing trusted offerings. A proponent of inclusive thinking. Proud father of two and husband and avid adventure outdoorsman.

Matt is the Americas Trust by Design Solution Leader within the Consulting Services practice for growing our risk services solutions globally. This includes improving our ability to help our clients with their most complex challenges so they can protect, optimize, grow and transform their businesses. Matt works across competencies and sectors to make sure we are bringing the most innovative solutions to our global clients.

Matt has over 24 years of experience helping organizations better manage and benefit from Risk in this Transformative Age. During his career he has held roles within EY’s Core Assurance, IT Risk Assurance, Application Risk & Control and Risk Transformation competencies. Matt has significant experience assisting clients with process and controls optimization, application security, business transformation, GRC technology enablement (SAP, Oracle Archer and others). In addition, Matt has assisted clients with designing and implementing risk, trust and compliance programs to satisfy existing and emerging regulatory requirements. 

How Matt is building a better working world

“I’ve discovered that bringing the right mix of talent and competencies to our clients, along with strong process design, can provide a path to trusted relationships which ultimately leads to the most meaningful change in our world.  This talent mixed with conviction of purpose provides the foundation for our better working world.”