STEVE STAFFORD - PARTNER, ERNST & YOUNG

Children of Fallen Patriots Board of Directors, Treasurer & Interim Secretary

Steve Stafford is a Transaction Advisory Services partner with Ernst & Young LLP. Steve has 25 years of experience providing advisory and consulting services to private equity and corporate clients. Steve’s experience includes complex, cross-border mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and recapitalizations. He has led cross-border teams working on transactions ranging from $5 million to more than $25 billion. Prior to moving to New York in 2003, Steve lived in London and coordinated Ernst & Young’s European and Middle East Transaction Support practice for U.S. acquirers from 1999 through 2003.

Steve is a magna cum laude graduate of St. Louis University, a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Steve has been active with a number of charitable and civic activities over the course of his career. He has three children who are all avid St. Louis Cardinals fans like their father.