I joined The Ward Group in 1998, after many years of working in Marketing and Advertising roles both on the corporate and agency-side. As a former client and candidate of The Ward Group's, I had first-hand experience with how Jim and his team took a different-and better-approach to search. This next-stage of my career has been a blast!
Over the years, I have enjoyed working with both clients and senior-level candidates. I have partnered with clients across a range of categories at The Ward Group including consumer goods, media companies, financial services, and in higher education, as well as agencies on a variety of engagements.
I love the variety of clients that we work with. With my focus on marketing and communication roles, we are functional experts, but every assignment is unique. Clients generally retain us for critical, strategic and operational roles that are central to the future of their business. I have been particularly effective in recruiting high impact, change-agents to clients who are looking for leadership. It's especially gratifying when we have recruited the successful candidate who is able to take a role or initiative beyond what the original opportunity was thought to be
We have earned a very good reputation in the market. I know that all of us at The Ward Group value the relationships that we make with people every day. I certainly received a lot of calls from recruiters when I was in corporate marketing roles. Most of the conversations felt very transactional. I really enjoy getting to know people and building a relationship with them around their career goals and aspirations. Executive search is a challenging profession but, because of how we do it, it's also very rewarding.
My inspiration is my wife, Katie. We live in Andover, Massachusetts with our three daughters. They're pretty inspiring, too!