Stephen Wood

Managing Director, Charleston

Stephen consistently and efficiently brings to the table exceptional executives who meet his client’s unique functional and cultural requirements.

Stephen spent more than 20 years in chief human resources roles for Fortune 500 firms in hospitality, health care and digital/eCommerce, directing the recruitment of C-Suite officers in multiple disciplines. Stephen most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Ofcer for DISH Network, with prior chief HR roles at Gate Gourment International and Advantica Restaurant Group; he also led Cigna Healthcare’s HR team in its service-operations function.

Stephen received his undergraduate degree from the College of William & Mary and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia. Following law school, Stephen served as clerk to the Honorable James C. Turk, Chief U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Virginia, before joining McGuire Woods in Richmond, Virginia, focusing on employment and labor law.

He served on the Wharton School of Business Executive Education Advisory Board, the boards of his local United Way and Boys and Girls Club, the National Advisory Council and Retail and Licensing Committee of Historic Charleston Foundation, and on Cigna Healthcare’s National Accounts Client Advisory Board.