To Continue to Drive Market Focus and Growth of the Consulting Practice, Ernst & Young LLP announced two leadership appointments designed to help continue its run of seven consecutive years of strong growth.
Bob Patton, former Americas Vice Chair of Advisory Services, has been named Americas Vice Chair of Accounts. Patton will be succeeded by Hank Prybylski, who previously served as Americas Advisory Performance Improvement Leader.
Patton led the growth of Americas Advisory for the past decade, growing Americas Advisory from $1.5 billion in revenue with 6,000 consultants to $4.9 billion in revenue and 16,000 consultants, including more than 25 strategic acquisitions, says Stephen R. Howe Jr., Ernst & Young LLP Chairman and Managing Partner and EY Americas Managing Partner.
“As Americas Advisory continues its strong growth trajectory, Hank is uniquely suited to continue to propel our consulting practice forward,” Howe says. “His experience in solving big, complex industry issues, combined with his skills in delivering outcomes that help our clients grow, optimize and protect their businesses will be critical as companies transform their business models and industries.”
In his new role, Patton will lead the growth strategy for EY in the Americas, working with all areas of the organization to manage and help grow key accounts in all markets in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, and Israel.
“The EY multidisciplinary professional services model is a major differentiator and key to future growth and I am thrilled to help propel our organization to new heights of market leadership,” said Patton.
Meanwhile, Prybylski brings more than 30 years of experience serving top-tier institutions within the financial services industry to his new role. Under his leadership, the PI practice posted market-leading growth over the past several years, including an 18 percent increase in fiscal year 2017. As EY Americas Vice Chair of Advisory Services, he will now oversee more than 16,000 professionals within the $5 billion consulting practice in the Americas.
“This is an exciting time for the EY consulting practice, as client demand for connected solutions is on the rise. I look forward to leveraging my experience serving several of our largest and fastest-growing accounts to drive transformative change for our clients,” says Prybylski. “Our competitive edge is integrating our diverse suite of offerings with our culture of connectivity, innovation and collaboration, which EY member firms do better than anyone.”