Steve Payne
I am passionate about helping people and businesses achieve their full potential through transformation, collaboration and empathy.

Steve Payne

EY Americas Deputy Managing Principal

Strategic thinker and seasoned leader dedicated to helping people and businesses achieve their greatest ambitions. Husband, father and grandfather. Keen golfer.

As the Americas Deputy Managing Principal, Steve oversees the strategy execution and operations for the EY Americas geographic area, which represents 81,000 professionals in member firms in 31 countries, with an annual revenue of $21.2 billion.

He is focused on bringing the full power of the EY organization to clients through technology and innovation. Steve cultivates talent and builds high-performing teams that can respond to change and transformation with the agility and empathy needed in today’s world.

Steve has held several leadership positions within the EY organization, most recently as EY Americas Vice Chair – Consulting, and previously as EY Global Leader for the EY-Parthenon strategy and operations consultancy, as well as EY Americas Deputy Leader for Strategy & Transactions. He has advised top-tier institutions on operations management and working capital improvement for more than 30 years, drawing on extensive international experience in Europe and emerging markets in the Americas and Asia-Pacific. 

How Steve is building a better working world

“Whether by helping clients to reframe their futures, or by supporting schools in my hometown in South Carolina with better resources and enhanced programs of study, I believe building a better working world starts with advising tomorrow’s leaders. It is a great privilege to help support these opportunities all over the world.”

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