New York-based Ernst & Young (EY) (FY16 gross revenue of $11.2 billion) has announced the appointments of Joe Muscat to MP of its Redwood Shores, Calif., office and Ibi Krukrubo to MP of its San Jose, Calif., office.
Muscat and Krukrubo will be responsible for maintaining high-performing client-serving teams, developing EY’s people, fostering a strong culture of exceptional client service, and furthering strong relationships with community, government and business leaders in the Silicon Valley.
Muscat succeeds Dianne Glynn, who will resume full-time client service for a growing roster of tech-enabled emerging companies. Muscat, an assurance partner, has been with the firm for nearly three decades and has extensive experience serving innovative and high-growth entrepreneurial clients in the cleantech, life science and technology industries. Muscat has helped some of the world’s most admired brands complete successful high-profile public offerings, collaborations, acquisitions and private placements.
Muscat says, “We have been advising and guiding entrepreneurs in the West for the past five decades, supporting innovators as they grow great ideas into global brands and I’m looking forward to continuing and building on this legacy of exceptional client service.”
Krukrubo, an assurance partner, succeeds Kailesh Karavadra, who will transition into his new role as the firm’s West Growth Markets Leader, focusing on taking companies public and recognizing the world’s most exceptional entrepreneurs through the Entrepreneur of the Year program. Krukrubo has extensive experience serving market-leading tech clients and is one of the youngest professionals to assume the MP role.
“San Jose is a dynamic place to be right now and we’re fortunate to work with the top innovators and game changers who are driving growth here and around the world,” Krukrubo says.
“Joe and Ibi are exceptional leaders and I am confident that they’ll thrive in their new roles and build on the impressive legacies of their predecessors,” says Kay Matthews, Ernst & Young West Region MP. “Their commitment to building a better working world and deep experience working with high-growth entrepreneurs and leading technology companies will serve our clients and the Silicon Valley community well.”
Muscat and Krukrubo are also deeply committed to creating social impact in their local communities and are involved in numerous organizations.