The EY Chicago story

The EY story in Chicago is built on a history of serving clients in this market that dates back more than 100 years to 1906, when the first office of Arthur Young and Co. was founded. Since that time, we have grown, and our breadth of scale and services has continued to expand to serve a range of clients, from the largest and most iconic brands, to middle-market high-growth companies, to founders and family-owned businesses.

The EY purpose is to build a better working world. We live our purpose by putting clients at the center of everything we do, genuinely caring for our people and providing them with the experiences and opportunities to grow and build their careers, as well as dedicating our time and resources for the betterment of the Chicago community.

We’ve also demonstrated our commitment to the city through investments in our newly renovated office space at 155 N. Wacker Street, our technology-focused space at the EY Chicago wavespace™ and Studio, and our strategic membership with and space at MxD.

Kevin Cole
Chicago Office Managing Partner

Where do you start if you want to change the world?

Meet our new Chicago Office Managing Partner and find out why he’s excited for the future of the firm in Chicago.

Kevin Cole is passionate about continuing to elevate the EY presence in Chicago. Kevin champions exceptional client service and brings 28 years of experience working with Fortune 1000 companies and their leadership teams across a variety of industries. He is committed to creating an inclusive culture and growth opportunities for our EY people.

“The future in Chicago is bright. We are continuing to invest in our people and our capabilities and, most importantly, demonstrating that we are the place for people to grow and develop their professional careers.” – Kevin Cole

Lisa Marsh
CEO and Founder, Ms. P’s Gluten Free

How can removing barriers reveal bridges?

The EY Entrepreneurs Access Network (EAN) supports Black- and Latino-owned companies. Hear from Lisa Marsh, CEO and Founder of Ms. P’s Gluten Free and member of this year’s EAN cohort.

As a member of the EAN, Lisa is excited about using the program to enhance the potential of Ms. P’s Gluten Free. Lisa is focused on providing tasty and healthy snacks and leaving a legacy every step of the way. Her business honors her mom, who encouraged perseverance and positivity in each of her six children.

“If you can dream it, you can be it, and you can do it.” – Lisa Marsh

Learn more about EY services to grow, optimize and protect your business for the future.

Through our four integrated service lines – Assurance, Consulting, Strategy and Transactions, and Tax – combined with our deep industry knowledge, we help our clients capitalize on new opportunities and assess and manage risk to deliver profitable growth.

Reimagine your supply chain

Designed for disruption. Built for agility. With an understanding of your overarching strategy, EY can help redefine your end-to-end supply chain and operations to support your enterprise objectives. The EY Supply Chain Reinvention Framework is a suite of asset-backed solutions enabled by advanced technologies, such as data analytics, blockchain, robotics and artificial intelligence.
Meet Sumit Dutta, EY Americas Supply Chain & Operations Markets Leader
Meet Brad Newman, EY Americas Advanced Manufacturing & Mobility Industry Market Leader

Experience tech-enabled transformation

EY technology powers business transformation. EY Consulting supports our clients’ business transformations through the power of people, technology and innovation.
Meet Erik Larson, EY Americas Customer Experience Technology Leader

Discover the audit of the future

Transform the audit experience with EY. Find out how the EY audit builds trust and confidence in businesses and the capital markets.
Audits are the fundamental building blocks of effective capital markets. EY auditors use their knowledge, skills and experience — coupled with the latest digital audit technology — to deliver high-quality audits with independence, integrity, objectivity and professional skepticism.
Meet Chicago Audit leader Sarah Miller and US-Central Audit leader Kevin Brower

Activate EY Smart Compliance

Leverage your compliance mandate to drive new value.
Companies are continually seeking more insights, more efficiencies and more synergies from the data they collect to meet compliance mandates. The EY Smart Compliance integrated technology platform helps organizations get more from their compliance functions by connecting data to drive insights across the business and deliver increased value and efficiency.
Meet Kevin Chadwell, Chicago Tax Market Leader, and Tony Robinson, EY US-Central Region Tax Managing Partner

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Who we serve

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Learn how EY and MxD are helping companies realize manufacturing goals with the opening of the EY Digital Operations Hub