John McAuliffe, CPA*
I grew up just outside of Detroit before attending Michigan State University where I graduated with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in accounting. Afterwards, I ventured to Chicago where I started my career with EY in their assurance practice. During this time, I worked on various clients within healthcare, tech, and logistics as well as having some IPO and transaction work sprinkled in.
After almost four years I decided to trade in the cold winters for sunshine and relocated to the wonderful city of Austin! As part of this transition, I decided it was time for a new challenge and started looking at opportunities outside of EY. A few months later I came across Embark and was sold immediately. The problem-solving and strategic mindset of the Company was a huge draw, however, the incredible individuals and culture that Embark fosters was what sealed the deal.
Most of my time outside of work is filled with spoiling my Pitbull rescue, Ashland. On the weekends you can find me spending as much time outside as possible, whether it is paddleboarding on ladybird lake, grabbing drinks with friends at one of the many Austin patios, or continuously practicing my golf game (which needs it!). Beyond that, I am a cooking, hockey (go Red Wings!), soccer, and film fanatic, but enjoy experiencing all kinds of new activities and adventures!