Kevin F. Asher, ’86

Professional Association: Partner, Ernst & Young LLP.

Education: B.A., Albion College, 1986.

Kevin Asher is a senior partner based in Ernst & Young LLP’s San Jose, CA office. He serves as the global coordinating partner for some of the firm’s most significant clients. Asher focuses on the technology industry, advising global clients on accounting and reporting matters related to new business models, acquisitions, restructurings, debt and equity offerings, finance captives, international tax matters related to offshore earnings, complex tax structures as well as dealings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulators.

In 2009, Asher relocated to Silicon Valley from Detroit, where he served as the firm’s regional assurance leader. During his 24 years of experience in Detroit, Asher was actively involved in working with clients to address leading business matters facing the automotive industry, including advising on numerous international and domestic acquisitions, divestitures, debt and equity offerings and the most significant restructurings within the industry. He was also a member of the leadership team forming the Detroit-based EY Global Automotive Center.

Asher received a B.A. in economics and management from Albion College in 1986. He has been involved in a number of Albion College organizations and programs including Sigma Nu, Briton Career Connections and the Gerstacker Institute Visiting Committee. In addition, he is an active participant in his community, serving as chairman of Lincoln Family Services based in Oakland, CA. Lincoln Family Services provides mental health care services to the most at-risk children and families in the Bay Area impacted by trauma.

Asher and his wife, Essie, reside in Los Gatos, CA, and have three grown children: twin daughters, Erin and Morgan, and son, Ross.

Asher serves as an Albion College trustee because…

he is grateful for the lifelong friends he met on campus, the learning experiences in and out of the classroom. He also has a deep interest in education and working with younger adults.