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Ross Hardy

Job Title: Senior Manager
Company: EY
Industry: Management Consulting
Mentor Since: Fall 2018
Will Mentor: Graduate Students, Undergrad Students

Job Description

Address the full spectrum of corporate treasury issues in the context of strategic transactions (M&A, divestitures, spins, IPOs), transformation initiatives, and focused improvement projects. Provide end-to-end assistance to clients that range from assessments and diagnostics to design and implementation support.

Company Description

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, with 260,000+ professionals in more than 150 countries. We audit more companies on the Fortune 1000 and Russell 3000 indices than any other firm. Our size allows us to invest in local, regional and national resources to provide high levels of service in the locations we serve.

Employment History

EY - May 2017 to present

Starbucks - October 2012 to April 2017

Medtronic/Physio-Control - August 2008 to September 2012

Walt Disney Parks & Resorts - May 2004 to July 2008


MBA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst BSc Accounting from Oklahoma State University Certified Treasury Professional (CTP)

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

My objective is to continue the effects of a good mentor forward in the Seattle community. I benefited greatly from mentors both at the end of my undergraduate experience and while pursuing my MBA. Students can expect honesty and real-life stories about the same or similar decisions they face. All topics are on the table including those that may seem challenging or awkward, but I am willing to talk to anyone about anything.

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

Meetings will be 100% virtual through the end of 2021.  In-person meetings or office visits will be possible in early 2022 depending on the COVID situation.   

Additional Information

I have only lived in the Seattle area for a little over ten years, but I consider it my home now and for the future. I have a very diverse set of perspectives that I include in every conversation I have.