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Lee Henderson

Ernst & Young LLP
Audit Partner
Chicago, IL, USA

  • Lee is an assurance partner with nearly 20 years of experience serving large, multinational public companies, as well as non-public emerging growth companies. Lee has significant experience with SEC accounting and reporting, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, other capital market transactions, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) reporting, revenue recognition, global project leadership and management.
  • Lee has significant experience serving high-growth companies in the technology sector, including several years serving in EY’s Global Technology Center. He has significant experience in completing numerous IPOs and secondary offerings for several technology companies, including CDW, Seagate Technologies, Sandisk and Veritas Software.
  • Lee currently serves as the coordinating partner for Westell Technologies, PharMedium, InnerWorkings, and GoHealth. He also serves as the coordinating partner on Baker & McKenzie, one of the world’s largest law and professional services firms and previously served as the engagement partner on Aon plc. Additionally, Lee worked for four years in our London office as EMEA coordinating partner for Sun Microsystems.
  • Lee has significant international experience, having served as the chief operating officer of EY’s UK and Ireland Assurance practice for two years. As part of this role, Lee was responsible for leading numerous integration activities, working to align our service lines and managing the day-to- day operations of 1,900 professionals.
  • Lee also served as the “executive resident” partner for the global COO based in New York and London. He interacted daily with the global COO and other firm executives and was responsible for strategic matters, board-level special projects and client matters.

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