Kim Simios

We have more than 2,600 professionals working in the Chicago office of Ernst & Young LLP. That’s a lot of people. And we have 270 partners and executives in that group. We don’t have a product to sell other than our great professionals, who are in the market serving clients every single day.

How do you have a significant influence—and sometimes any influence—on an office this size? When I first took the role, I thought it was really important to sit down one-on-one with as many partners as I could. I really wanted to get their perspectives on our office, our culture, and how I might be able to impact the office and support them.