Ward Howell International Adds Financial Services Partner in Boston

September 4, 2019 – Global recruiter Ward Howell International has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Peter Schibli as a partner in its financial services practice. He will be based in the firm’s Boston office.

Mr. Schibli brings deep expertise successfully conducting executive search assignments in asset and wealth management, investment banking and capital markets.

“Peter brings over 20-years of experience within the financial services industry coupled with a solid reputation for working with clients to hire uniquely qualified and often unconventional talent,” said Asad Haider, president for the Americas, and member of the search firm’s board. “His ability to understand his client’s needs and to recruit the best talent makes him a fantastic addition to our team.”

Mr. Schibli joins Ward Howell from P.F.S. Associates where he was founder and principal owner. Areas of focus at P.F.S. included both the investment and non-investment executive functions at traditional and alternative investment management firms, sales and trading, compliance, operations, legal and regulatory functions.

Pioneering Firm

Ward Howell International is a global executive search firm with a network of more than 130 partners across 26 offices. As one of the pioneers in the search industry, the firm works with corporate boards and senior leadership to deliver immediate and impactful performance gains through better leaders, teams and organizations.

In June, Ward Howell added Jim Theodore as a partner in its global travel and hospitality practice. Based in Boston, Mr. Theodore has more than 30 years of experience in retained search. He has worked in the hospitality and leisure industries serving clients of all sizes, ranging from Fortune 100 organizations to start-up companies. He has completed searches ranging from C-suite to general managers in some of the world’s leading hotels and resorts in sectors including hospitality, hotel real estate, cruise lines, trade associations, restaurants, food and entertainment, as well as luxury residential real estate management.


Ward Howell International Adds Two Partners
Global recruiter Ward Howell International has continued its recent expansion with the additions of Kenneth Greger and Phil Schneidermeyer as partners. Based in Portland, OR, Mr. Greger joins Ward Howell’s global travel and hospitality practice with more than 25 years of experience in retained search.


In March, the firm opened a new office in Houston and the addition of Thomas W. Dowdy, as partner, to lead it. He becomes a member of the firm’s energy practice. Mr. Dowdy worked for the predecessor firm of the current Ward Howell, in Russia, in the 1990s. He has 20 years of experience serving the energy industry in talent attraction in both executive search and human resources management.

Recently, Ward Howell also opened a new office in Milan. The office, which consists of 12 people, is led by Luigi Mancioppi, managing partner and chairman Italy, and Vito Gioia, managing partner and director Italy. The team is strengthened by Marcello Marcellini as partner, two associate partners, Massimo Misticoni and Marco Saltalamacchia, as well as Gabriella Espertini as consultant. “We are all very excited to have now such an experienced group of professionals in Italy,” said Bernd Prasuhn, chairman. “The competence and experience of the team is extensive and rooted in decades of experience in the executive search industry.”

Earlier this year, Ward Howell added Kenneth Greger and Phil Schneidermeyer as partners. Based in Portland, OR, Mr. Greger joined the firm’s global travel and hospitality practice with more than 25 years of experience in retained search. He has worked with businesses of all sizes, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, filling C-suite positions as well as top property-level roles in sectors including hotels and resorts, casinos and integrated resorts, restaurants, travel technology and more. Mr. Schneidermeyer joined Ward Howell’s technology and innovation, healthcare/life sciences and CIO/CTO/cyber practices. He has 25 years of executive search experience working across all sectors. Mr. Schneidermeyer specializes in cyber, CIO and CTO leadership and talent advisory services.

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

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