Mitch Berlin has been promoted to EY Americas strategy and transactions vice chair.
Berlin, who is based in New York and is a 25-year veteran of the firm, succeeds Bill Casey, who led the business since 2016.
Berlin will oversee a business that numbers more than 8,500 professionals across the US, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Israel. EY’s strategy and transaction practice supports CEOs and business leaders with consulting in capital strategy, M&A, public company spin-offs, IPOs, and securities offerings.
“I’m honored and humbled to be chosen to lead EY Americas Strategy and Transactions,” said Berlin, “and I owe a debt of gratitude to my predecessor, Bill Casey, who transformed a historically strong practice into a world-class strategy and transactions leader.”Berlin most recently spent a year-and-a-half as global and Americas leader of EY-Parthenon, the firm’s strategy consulting arm. Jeff Wray succeeds Berlin in his previous role.
Prior to heading EY-Parthenon, Berlin was EY US’ operational transaction advisory services leader.
Berlin has diverse experience in strategy, transactions, advisory, and assurance, and in the last 15 years has worked on some of the world’s largest and most complex divestitures. He has supported companies in 70 countries and has completed engagements across a broad array of industries.
Berlin has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from The Ohio State University and is a certified public accountant.
“Mitch’s dedication to finding and capturing the most value from every transaction is why he’s been a trusted advisor in some of the largest and most transformational deals in recent history. He brings a unique blend of experience, skill, and passion to his new role, but his impact goes beyond traditional business leadership,” said Kelly Grier, EY US chair and Americas managing partner. “His dedication to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive culture will help clients and colleagues thrive and drive our competitive advantage in the marketplace.”
EY Global booked revenue of $39.96 billion in FY21, realizing year-over-year growth of 7.3%. The global accounting and consulting network’s Americas region has approximately 79,000 professionals of a total 312,000 people, and accounts for $17.66 billion (44%) of global revenue.