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ALM’s Consulting® Magazine Names EY’s Robert Patton as Lifetime Achievement Award Winner for 2018

Patton to be honored at Consulting’s Awards Dinner on June 14 in New York

NEW YORK – June 4, 2018 – ALM’s Consulting magazine has announced that EY’s Robert Patton is this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, a new award presented annually to a consulting leader who demonstrated accomplishments that are  extraordinary, widely recognized, and of positive and lasting quality over the course of a consulting career.

Patton, Americas Vice Chair of Accounts at EY, leads the firm’s growth strategy by engaging 71,000 people to drive top line growth and propel the EY brand in the market. Previously, Patton served as EY Americas Vice Chair of Advisory Services where he helped clients improve performance, manage risk and transform industries. During that time, he helped grow the practice from $1.5 billion in revenue with 6,000 consultants to $5 billion in revenue and 16,000 consultants. He also oversaw more than 25 strategic acquisitions.

“Consulting has given me amazing experiences to work on the most challenging problems, with some of the brightest people on a global stage,” Patton said. “I have been fortunate to work with and learn from incredibly talented people and not just colleagues at work, but clients as well.”

Earlier in his career, Patton spent 10 years with Ernst & Young serving on its North American Executive Committee providing leadership to fast-growing, high-performing businesses within EY’s North American portfolio before joining Cap Gemini EY (CGEY).

Joe Kornik, Consulting’s Editor & Publisher said, “Patton’s accomplishments speak for themselves. What Bob did—and is still doing—at EY is impressive. His time as the head of EY Advisory was catapulted the firm to new heights. It’s not just his recent accomplishments, Bob has a long and distinguished career in consulting and surely deserves this recognition for a lifetime of making an impact in the profession.”


Patton will be honored at Consulting magazine’s Top 25 Consultants Awards dinner in New York on June 14.

Each year, Consulting magazine identifies the most influential consultants in the consulting profession—those individuals having the biggest impact on their clients, their firms and the profession. This year these individuals will be recognized at the 8th annual Top 25 Consultants awards on June 14th at the Mandarin Oriental in New York at 6 pm. Learn more about the awards:

To learn about Patton’s distinguished career, read the June issue of Consulting magazine:

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