Sheffield Haworth Appoints Talent Development and Advisory Services Practice Leader

June 10, 2020 – Global leadership advisory and executive search firm Sheffield Haworth has expanded with the addition of Tim McEwan as managing director and leader of talent development and advisory services practice.

“We are delighted that Tim has agreed to join Sheffield Haworth and we look forward to expanding our talent development and advisory services as an integrated offering to our clients,” said executive chairman Tim Sheffield. “This appointment reinforces our role in helping companies and individuals realize their potential and accelerates our ambitions to become the No. 1 challenger consultancy in people and transformational change.”

Mr. McEwan has spent his career specializing in organizational culture and leadership providing development and advisory services to individual executives and wider organizations through boards, executive committees and management teams. After a 10-year career serving in the British Army, Mr. McEwan moved in-house as global head of leadership and learning at the global asset manager, Henderson (now Janus Henderson Investors). In that role, he was responsible for supporting the CEO in changing the culture, embedding the new strategy and aligning the organization behind it.

In 2013, Mr. McEwan established TMD International advising several organizations across financial services, technology, hospitality, construction and pharma sectors. In 2015, he was appointed a fellow in management practice at the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School where he collaborates with the executive education department. His teaching is focused on leadership, culture and high performance in teams.

“I have always been passionate about supporting people and organizations to achieve their very best, and the vision Sheffield Haworth has for its business aligns perfectly,” Mr. McEwan said.  “Culturally, we are very similar and the process over the past five months to come to this point has been a pleasure.”

“In our current environment of lockdown, economic uncertainty and anxiety over our health and our safety, organizations are going to require our support more than ever,” he said.  “If we are to consider our current situation the ‘new normal’ and we adopt new ways of working, there is going to be a great deal for leaders to take on board. People due diligence exercises are going to be considering different behavioral assessment criteria, organizational designs will be challenged and our cultures, consciously shaped over years, will start to change based on new ways of engaging.”

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Sheffield Haworth, founded in 1993, is a global executive search, talent advisory and interim consulting firm. The organization partners with clients around the world to provide tailored solutions for their business and talent needs at the senior management level. The firm has 10 offices throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia-Pacific. It serves clients in the financial services, business and professional services and technology industries.


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In March, Sheffield Haworth partnered with recruitment IT specialist Nasstar. Through the alliance, Nasstar will provide global support for Sheffield Haworth’s 11 international offices and is also working with the firm to enhance existing systems in order to support its growth ambitions. Nasstar will deliver 24/7 global support to the firm as well as ensuring that Office 365 is configured and deployed to industry standards across all offices in order to improve efficiencies and streamline processes.

“First and foremost, we were looking for an IT partner that could deliver global support and work with us to ensure our systems could support our ambitious growth plans,” said Patrick Meehan, group finance director at Sheffield Haworth. “However, it was also crucial that we aligned ourselves with a provider that could act as a true IT partner, one that offers long term strategic advice. Throughout the sales process, Nasstar demonstrated capability within our sector, understanding of our business and systems, and reassured me that they would be on hand to help inform the technical direction of the business.”

Sheffield Haworth began the year with the addition of Deborah Way to its New York office as a managing director within the firm’s global markets team. Ms. Way brings to the firm a wealth of experience in fixed income sales across the New York and Asia markets, having spent over 21 years in industry. She will be partnering closely with Sarah Harte who has been growing the equities business across the U.S. This new partnership will enable the practice to offer clients a range of solutions across fixed income and equities.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor  – Hunt Scanlon Media

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