As Global Chief Operating Officer at Ernst & Young, John Ferraro has more than three decades of experience at one of the world’s foremost global professional services organizations, working across the world. Raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts, John Ferraro graduated from Boston College High School before enrolling at the Marquette University College of Business Administration in Milwaukee, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in 1977. From there, he passed the CPA Examination and joined Ernst & Young in its Milwaukee office. John Ferraro became a Partner in 1988, and ascended through a series of senior and executive roles, including Vice-Chair of Sales and Marketing for the U.S. Practice, Vice-Chair of the U.S. Practice’s Assurance and Advisory Business Services Implementation, Global Vice-Chair Assurance and Advisory Business Services, and Global Managing Partner of Markets.
In his role as Global COO John Ferraro oversees all facets of the organization’s operations to help position EY and its 167,000 people for continued international success, visiting more than 40 countries in 2011 alone. John Ferraro also serves on Ernst & Young’s Audit Committee Leadership Network, as well as the Kazakh Foreign Investors’ Council and the Board of Directors of the Business Council for International Understanding.
Noted for his contributions to the community, John Ferraro has supported numerous educational and cultural initiatives over the years. Currently, he maintains involvement with the Columbus Citizens Foundation, sits on the Board of Directors of Boston College High School, and serves as the Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees at Marquette University. As a testament to his leadership, he was named Marquette’s Alumnus of the Year in 2008 and recently received the Friend of the Kellogg School of Management Award. Today, Ferraro lives and works in London. To read more on John Ferraro’s background and his work at Ernst & Young, please visit http://www.ey.com.