Michael Kanazawa
Today, corporate strategy is about transforming markets, inspiring human ingenuity and solving customer needs in entirely new ways in a smart, connected world.

Michael Kanazawa

EY Global Innovation Realized Leader and EY Americas Advisory Growth Strategy Leader

Leader in innovation, growth strategy and corporate transformation. Experienced entrepreneur. Author and speaker.

Michael is EY Global Innovation Realized Leader and EY Americas Advisory Growth Strategy Leader. He also leads the EY wavespaceTM innovation labs in Silicon Valley and San Francisco.

With over 20 years of strategy and innovation experience, he is seasoned in developing corporate strategy and transformation as well as in building businesses – both within global corporations and as an entrepreneur.

Prior to joining EY through the acquisition of his own company, he served as a founder, partner and board member of several growth companies. He also served in operating and corporate strategy roles in a global telecom company before moving into the field of consulting.

Michael co-authored BIG Ideas to BIG Results: Leading Corporate Transformation in a Disruptive World, a leader’s guide to accelerating corporate transformation. He earned an MBA from the University of Southern California, and BA in Economics and Mathematics from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

How Michael is building a better working world

“People in large organizations have great ideas, but feel slow and stuck in terms of executing growth strategies. This is not a given. Bringing the entrepreneurial soul of speed, human ingenuity, passion and amazing customer value back to corporate strategy and growth is my way of contributing back to EY teams and client organizations. 

In my everyday work serving EY clients, the real objective is to reignite and unleash the full human potential inside large-scale global organizations. This brings to life strategies that are uniquely valuable to customers, redefine entire industries, and support transformations of culture and leadership to sustain new levels of performance.”

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