William F. Ward, Jr.

Partner, Healthcare

Bill Ward is a co-founding partner of Chartwell Partners and is based in Dallas, Texas. Bill’s search experience has spanned over 25-plus years and has exclusively focused on healthcare. His healthcare search experience has included Corporate Directors, “C”-Suite executives, and numerous functional leaders, including Operations, Finance, Sales & Marketing, Business Development, and IT. He has worked with clients in most healthcare service sectors, including acute care, long-term care/post-acute, supply chain/distribution, ambulatory surgery, pharmacy services, home health, and hospice. He has also worked extensively with both large public companies and many notable private equity-backed businesses as well.

Before co-founding Chartwell Partners, Bill’s career includes serving as a Senior Partner with the executive search firm Heidrick and Struggles, serving as a co-founder of PE-backed United Dental Care, and earlier, spending eight years in various roles with American Hospital Supply Corporation. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, where he majored in marketing. Bill is active in many communities and church activities and has served on the Board of two investor-owned healthcare service businesses.

Bill and his wife Mickey enjoy spending time with their four children and their spouses, being entertained by their four grandchildren, participating in numerous outdoor activities (especially fly fishing), and enjoying their log cabin home near Buena Vista, Colorado.