Steve Krouskos leads Transaction Advisory Services unit of EY

24 August 2016 Consultancy.uk

EY has promoted Steve Krouskos to the head of its Transaction Advisory Services. Krouskos has been a partner at EY since 2002, following his move from PwC. In his new role, Krouskos will lead a team of more than 13,000 professions to steer the firm’s fastest growing service line. He recently started his new role and is based in the firm’s headquarters in London. 

Prior to working for EY, Steve Krouskos served Big Four rival PwC. Krouskos was admitted directly to partner level when he joined EY from PwC, where he was also partner at the time. Since, Krouskos has held several senior roles within the firm, including Global and Americas Markets Leader within it Transaction Advisory Services, and more recently, from 2013, he held the position of Deputy Global Vice Chair in the firm’s Transaction Advisory Services. He was also seminal in the founding of EY's Corporate Development Leadership Network. Krouskos holds a Master's Degree in Accounting from the University of Florida and is a Certified Public Accountant. 

Steve Krouskos - EY

Per the 1st of July EY has promoted Krouskos to the role of Global Vice Chair of the firm’s Transaction Advisory Services (TAS). The roles sees Krouskos take over responsibility of the practices team of 13,000 professionals worldwide from Pip McCrostie, who retires from the firm for a non-executive director career. Krouskos is tasked with delivering high quality services to clients seeking strategic transactions and capital management goals. Krouskos has moved to EY’s global headquarters in London.

Carmine Di Sibio, EY Global Managing Partner of Client Service, says “TAS is one of the fastest growing service lines at EY.” According to the firm’s end of year figures, TAS grew by 15.5% in 2015, to hit revenues of $2.5 billion globally. Sibio further adds, “I am confident with Steve’s appointment our clients will benefit from his breadth of experience and he will continue building on the success he achieved in his previous roles. This high-caliber appointment will help us extend our leading position within many markets globally.” 

Commenting on his promotion, Krouskos says “I look forward to continuing to maintain exceptional client service and further improve how we help our clients strategically manage their capital and investment strategies. We have achieved a great deal in the past several years, including TAS’ best-ever revenue results globally. We continue to focus on helping our clients navigate a changing business landscape in which emerging trends, such as digital and data analytics will be key elements in capital allocation and M&A strategies.”

Earlier this month EY promoted Harsha Basnayake to head of its Asia-Pacific Transaction Advisory Services practice.

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Grant Thornton UK appoints five new Partners

23 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

Sergio Cardoso, Matt Maltz, Jessica Patel, Marc Roberts and Nick Warner have been appointed as partners at Grant Thornton. With the company undergoing a year of transition under new leadership, the new members will help consolidate the firm’s offering as it looks to reach new levels of growth in 2019.

2019 sees Grant Thornton’s UK wing undergoing a process of transformation. As the group looks to ensure its teams “provide the right level of support for profitable growth” and create an environment that “makes it easier for our people to do great work”, the firm has announced a succession of senior appointments across its regional divisions.

In February, this saw Chris Petts and James Bulloss named Partner and Director in the North East and Yorkshire respectively. Now, the UK’s sixth-largest auditing and consulting firm has confirmed the installation of a further five Partners across its UK team.

Sergio Cardoso is a long-standing Grant Thornton employee, having joined from Daniel Auerbach & Company – where he was an Accountant – in 2005. Cardoso rose steadily through the ranks since then, taking up his most recent role as Audit and Assurance Director in 2015. In that role, he focused on dynamic, fast-growing and entrepreneurial private companies, as well as multinational and AIM-listed groups. He now takes up the position of Partner in Grant Thornton’s audit practice.

Grant Thornton UK appoints five new Partners

Nick Warner has been appointed as a partner in Grant Thornton’s VAT team based in London. Bringing more than 20 years of experience in tax to the role, Warner joins the firm from Moore Stephens, where he most recently was VAT Partner, during a five-year stay with the firm. Prior to that, Warner was a Partner in VAT at BDO and PKF UK. He also spent five years at HMRC as a Higher Executive Officer.

Matt Maltz is the first of three Partner appointments in Grant Thornton’s real estate tax division. A former EY Partner in real estate tax, Maltz spent 17 years with the Big Four firm. In his new position with Grant Thornton, he will tackle similar client areas, as a Partner in real estate tax.

Jessica Patel has also been promoted as a Partner in the firm’s real estate tax practice, having been with the firm for more than 15 years. Patel joined Grant Thornton as a trainee in 2003. She is a licensed member of both the Association of Tax Technicians and the Chartered Institute of Taxation. As a Partner, Patel will advise a wide variety of clients ranging from UK property investors and developers to overseas investors and property funds.

Marc Roberts is another Big Four alumnus to join Grant Thornton as a Partner. Roberts exited EY to take up his new position, having been an Associate Partner and real estate advisory lead at the company. With more than 25 years of experience in the financial services sector, Roberts also formerly held a Directorship and headed the corporate finance real estate advisory team at fellow Big Four firm PwC.