A photographic portrait of Muir Macpherson, PhD
People analytics is sweeping away the things we thought we knew about organizations. It will not only change how we manage our people, it will change how we manage our business.

Muir Macpherson, PhD

EY Americas People Advisory Services Analytics Leader

People analytics innovator. Business strategist. Scholar.

Areas of focus Tax

An innovator in the people analytics space, Muir is our Americas People Advisory Services Analytics leader. He focuses on helping companies advance their people analytics maturity, develop a data-driven culture and select the best tools to solve business problems. 

He has developed unique algorithms that leverage network analysis principles to redesign organizations to be flatter and more agile. 

Prior to joining Ernst & Young LLP in 2013, Muir was a professor at leading business schools, including Georgetown University and the University of Texas at Austin. There he taught business strategy to students of all levels and published peer-reviewed research. 

Muir holds a PhD in Applied Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Political Economy from the University of California at Berkeley.

How Muir is building a better working world 

“I believe analytics is a force for good. One of the things I’m proudest of is that we have helped thousands of women and under-represented minorities to be paid fairly.  We’ve done it by using analytics to improve the transparency and rigor of compensation decisions for everyone in the organization. We are lifting the lid on how people and organizations really work. These kinds of changes aren’t easy, but to capture the value of their investments in analytics, companies can’t simply bolt new technologies onto old ways of doing things. They have to fundamentally reinvent their business processes.”

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