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EY’s unique talent, technology and ecosystem meets the needs of private companies to tackle challenges and power progress.

Forging ahead in a changed world

Entrepreneurs on resilience, adaptability, AI and more.

Your ambition is the beating heart of your business. As an owner, CEO or entrepreneur leading a private or family enterprise, you embrace a passion for your business with a commitment that it flourish and grow. To unlock the full potential of your ambition in the Now, Next and Beyond, you need a globally connected advisor who appreciates your owner mindset and can support you as you transform it into real progress and measurable success.

Unlock your full potential with EY Private, advisors to the ambitious.

Our latest thinking

How family businesses can prepare for cybersecurity threats

Family businesses are attractive targets for cybercriminals. Learn more about proactive measures that family businesses can take against cyber attacks.


How founder CEOs can evolve their board and scale their business

By taking a strategic approach to the board search process, founder CEOs can find talented board candidates who can help scale the company. Learn more.

How a family office can support family needs

From wealth management to succession planning, embedded and single family offices can strategically coordinate needed services. Read more.

How your shareholder liquidity strategy can be made future-proof

Meeting the liquidity needs of the family and the business is a balancing act that can help continue growing the enterprise. Read more.

What the slow pace of venture capital deals in Q1 2024 means for startups

Learn more about what entrepreneurs and investors are doing to survive the current downturn.

Q1 2024 activity shows an improving US IPO market

Q1 2024 activity continued to signal that the IPO market is in recovery. Learn more.

How entrepreneurs can think differently about AI

To drive business value, entrepreneurs should think strategically about how and where to deploy artificial intelligence. Learn more.

4 tips to maintain profitability as your business grows

With inflation and the rising cost of capital, many entrepreneurs are now focused on scaling profitably. Learn four tips to maintain profitable growth.

How 4 habits can build higher-belonging teams

By knowing what matters most to people on their team, leaders can create an environment of safety that brings about the benefits of belonging. Learn more.

4 steps for raising private capital in a tight market

Although private capital may be harder to come by, it is available if you’re willing to explore alternative options. Learn more.

3 questions to ask about return-to-office plans

Hybrid work is established yet still evolving. How will it affect corporate real estate? Learn more.

4 tips for preparing for a successful IPO or sale

Preparing for an IPO or sale? Gain expert advice with 4 key tips to ensure a successful transition for your company.

What founders should know about board service

By thinking and preparing strategically, founders can differentiate themselves and secure a board appointment. Learn more.

5 common tax approaches for entrepreneurs seeking growth

As a business grows, early review of tax matters and government incentives can help improve outcomes. Learn more.

What entrepreneurial businesses should look out for in 2024

Find out how high-performing entrepreneurial businesses can escape the rollercoaster of constant strategic reprioritization.

Future-fit leadership: A beacon for female entrepreneurs

Empower your journey with future-fit leadership. Navigate modern business complexities effectively. Act now!

How to unlock business growth by putting customers at the center

To thrive in challenging market conditions, entrepreneurial businesses are building deep and enduring relationships with their customers. Learn more.

Are you using growth and resilience of private capital?

Private capital markets have been outperforming equities, offering investors opportunities of higher yields and portfolio diversification. Learn more.

Why competitive private businesses are transforming their tax function

For private businesses transforming their tax functions at a time of global flux, co-sourcing may be a valuable part of the solution. Learn more.

    Entrepreneurs Accelerated

    Fast-forward growth through knowledge, connections and support. Hone your competitive edge at every stage of your company’s growth — so you can dream bigger, scale faster and achieve more.

    Entrepreneur Of The Year® US

    Seeking the ambitious entrepreneurs building a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous world for all.

    EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ North America

    Identifying ambitious women entrepreneurs and provides them with the advice, resources and access they need to unlock their full potential.

    EY Entrepreneurs Access Network

    A business accelerating program for Black and Latino founders, designed to scale their businesses by equalizing access to resources, connections and capital.

    The team

    Lee Henderson

    Americas EY Private Leader; Executive Sponsor, EY Entrepreneurs Access Network
    Fervent supporter of young entrepreneurs and their businesses. Connector of the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Self-proclaimed sports fanatic.
    Chicago, USA

    Jim Givens

    Americas EY Private Tax Leader
    Passionate about team-building. Inspired by those who take risks. Loves the outdoors and spending time with family.
    Tysons, USA

    Taylor Sisson

    Americas EY Private Assurance Leader; Austin Office Managing Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
    Trusted business advisor, passionate about helping high growth companies realize their business goals. Talent advocate, mentor. Enjoy mountain escapes with family, Longhorn sports and fly fishing.
    Austin, USA

    Rachel Gerring

    EY Americas IPO Leader
    IPO readiness and financial accounting advisor. Sounding board for CXOs and entrepreneurs. Transformation guide. Wife and mother of two remarkable daughters.
    Nashville, USA

    Jeffrey Grabow

    EY US Venture Capital Leader
    Passionate about working with entrepreneurs and venture capitalists in Silicon Valley and beyond.
    San Mateo – Silicon Valley, USA

    Cheryl Grise

    EY Americas Industry and Solutions Leader and EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ North America Program Executive Sponsor
    Energetic and forward-thinking leader. Passionate about helping clients. Strong believer in the power of purpose. Water sport enthusiast.
    Miami, USA

    Jeff Leach

    EY Americas Business Development Leader, Strategy and Transactions
    Strategy and M&A advisor, delivering topline growth and bottom-line results. Dad to twins. Yogi, runner, advocate for the ethical treatment of animals.
    Atlanta, USA

    Robert (Bobby) Stover, Jr.

    EY Americas Family Enterprise and Family Office Leader
    Leader and advisor in supporting family enterprises to achieve their ambition and secure their family legacy for generations. Regular instructor and speaker on topics relevant to family enterprises.
    Dallas, USA
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