CONSULTING: Can you sum up where
your firm is today?
MCQUEEN: CapTech had a phenom-
enal year in 2016. We experienced
over 20 percent growth and now
have about 700 employees across
the country. With significant en-
gagements in all four time zones and
offices in three, we have dramatical-
ly expanded our national reach. We
have broadened and deepened our
service offerings to better serve our
clients while also transforming our
internal systems to enable our ex-
pansion. Externally our brand con-
tinues to grow. While we are excited
by the growth, our primary focus
continues to be supporting long-
term consulting careers and making
Cap Tech a great place to work.
CONSULTING: What is your firm’s outlook for 2017?
MCQUEEN: It’s an exciting time to be
at Cap Tech. We have a strong pipeline and are having conversations
with potential new clients across
our markets. We’re seeing extensive
CONSULTING: Can you sum up where your
firm is today?
GARDNER: EY recorded its sixth consecutive year of record growth, 9 percent in local currency, with combined
global revenues of $29.6 billion for its
financial year ended June 30. Com-pany-wide, revenue increased across
all four of EY’s geographic areas: the
Americas 9. 7 percent; Europe, Middle East, India and Africa 7. 5 percent;
Asia-Pacific 12. 5 percent and Japan
6. 4 percent. In fact, EY recorded
strong, double-digit growth across
all five key industry sectors: banking,
capital markets and insurance, technology, health, and government and
public sector. EY Advisory delivered
double-digit growth in the last fiscal
year, driven by key areas such as digital technology, cybersecurity, analytics and business transformation.
CONSULTING: What's your firm’s
outlook for 2017?
GARDNER: At EY, we continue to fo-
cus on sectors and those solutions
that will help our clients address the
challenges and opportunities they
have. For example, our automotive
and transportation sector is looking
at the future of mobility to enable
clients to address globalization,
demographics, and the resulting
changes in consumer habits. In par-
ticular, we are looking at the future
of mobility with a solution to drive
innovation and scale for new busi-
ness models enabled through new
technologies, while managing risk
across the connected vehicle’s mo-
bility ecosystem. Our banking and
capital markets sector is helping
clients address digital disruption
and innovation, with a suite of tech-
nology-enabled solutions to support
the full spectrum of financial crime
services. In data analytics, many
of our solutions exist across vari-
ous sectors, such as in life scienc-
es, where we have developed EY
CASE, an end-to-end commercial
analytics suite that drives tangible
ROI through advanced insights
across the pharmaceutical industry.
We also expect that technologies
such as the Internet of Things, ro-
botics, block chain, artificial intelli-
gence and additive manufacturing,
amongst others to redefine the very
nature of business.
CONSULTING: What are the biggest
opportunities in 2017? What are the
GARDNER: Increasingly regulated
markets create significant challenges and opportunities, from audit
rotation to the geo-political context
determining how we do business.
New service providers will emerge
to comply with new regulations.
Our goal is to be a guiding force
helping our clients interpret and
adhere to these new regulations. In
addition, we expect that platform
technologies like cloud computing
and software as a service will enable us to focus on creating added
value for our clients.
CAPTECH VENTURES, INC.
KEVIN MCQUEEN / CEO
ERROL GARDNER / Global Deputy Vice Chair of