Kelly Grier

Kelly Grier

Senior Advisor, Permira; Former U.S. Chair and Managing Partner and Americas Managing Partner, EY, Chicago

Kelly Grier is a Senior Adviser to Permira’s global Services team.

She is the retired US Chair and Managing Partner and Americas Managing Partner of Ernst & Young (EY). At EY, she oversaw more than 81,000 people in 31 countries, with annual revenue of over $21 billion. During her 31-year tenure at EY, Kelly served in a variety of leadership roles before becoming US Chair in 2018.

Kelly previously was Vice Chair, Central Regional Managing Partner, where she led 10,000 professionals across 15 states and 17 offices. Kelly also served as Americas Vice Chair, Talent, where she focused on creating an exceptional experience for all EY people in the Americas and served on the Global Talent Executive.

She brings extensive experience working with many of the world’s largest, most innovative companies and entrepreneurs. Kelly presently serves on the Board of Directors of ITW.

Outside of the office, Kelly enjoys running, golfing and traveling with her husband, John, and son, Jack.