Ward Howell International


Ward Howell International aspires to be the most reputable global leadership consulting firm, recognized as preeminent in developing partnerships with our clients that consistently exceed their expectations. Our distinctiveness derives from the quality of our people who share values of entrepreneurship, in depth local expertise, and international collaboration and perspective.

Our firm’s heritage derives from more than 60 years of working closely with the leadership of our clients. We have conducted numerous searches, assessments and evaluations of C-level executives on behalf of our clients and learned about the requirements of different industries.

For years it has been standard procedure to look for new talent, when a problem started to hurt the organization and a search has been a natural “product” offered by our industry. Like in all sectors of the society today the corporate world has become more complex over time and a “one size fits all” approach is no longer feasible if it comes to leadership issues of a company.


While management consulting is focused on methodology and processes our approach is focused on people and their respective experiences. It is not sufficient to know the nature of a problem – the analysis is only the base. The way to solve the problem is not the solution. It is the “who” which makes the crucial difference.

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Hunt Scanlon’s 10 Most Important Recruiting Stories of 2016

Hunt Scanlon Media covered a lot of terrain in 2016 – and so picking our 10 most important stories will likely go down as the most difficult task our editorial team handled this year! Great comebacks, globalization, new assessment tools to review, new service offerings, Brexit, polls & surveys to analyze, talent pipelining, the influential

Ward Howell Appoints Global Marketing Practice Leader

Executive search firm Ward Howell International has named Henry ‘Hank’ J. Flores as a partner and global practice leader based out of the firm’s Boston office. Mr. Flores will co-lead Ward Howell’s consumer packaged goods practice for the Americas and head its global marketing leadership practice. With more than 20 years of executive search and senior leadership

Ward Howell Appoints Global Leader of Insurance / Alternative Investments Practice Groups

Executive search firm Ward Howell International has appointed Theodore ‘Ted’ Petrara as partner and global leader of its insurance and alternative investments practice groups. He is based in the firm’s New York office. Mr. Petrara’s team will deliver executive search and leadership advisory services to insurers, reinsurers, hedge funds, and other originators and investors in the alternative

Ward Howell, Iconic Search Brand, Returns to U.S. Market

The Hershey Company, the largest chocolate manufacturer in North America with revenues of $8 billion and 22,000 global employees, has expanded its business relationship with executive search firm Ward Howell International. A significant portion of Ward Howell’s recruiting work for Hershey’s has been conducted on a global basis in some 25 far flung markets for more


Theodore D. Petrara Joins Ward Howell International as Partner and Global Head of Insurance and Alternative Investments

NEW YORK, September 1, 2016 — Global executive search firm Ward Howell International is pleased to announce that Theodore Petrara has joined as partner and global leader of the firm’s insurance and alternative investments practice groups. Mr. Petrara is based in the firm’s New York office. His team will deliver retained search and leadership advisory services to insurers,