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Ward Howell International expands Travel and Hospitality Practice – Industry Veteran Jim Theodore joins as Partner

New York, June 10, 2019 – Ward Howell International, one of the world’s leading executive search firms, announced today the addition of Jim Theodore as a Partner in its global Travel & Hospitality Practice. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Theodore joins Ward Howell with more than thirty 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.

“Given Jim’s background and vast experience, he is a strategic addition to our expanding travel and hospitality practice,” said Asad Haider, President – Americas, COO, and Member of the Board. “Ward Howell has a tremendous ability through its global network of professionals to provide clients with value beyond their expectations.”

Theodore began his search career with a global boutique search firm based in New York and led the Travel and Leisure Practice for two major global search firms before founding his own practice, Exeter Partners, in 1992.

“Recognizing the challenges and the rapid changes in today’s hospitality and leisure market, I realized joining Ward Howell was an excellent opportunity to better serve my clients,” said Jim Theodore. “Ward Howell is an innovator in the field of executive search and one of the finest group of professionals I have ever met. It is an honor and a privilege to join this excellent team.”

Theodore holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in liberal arts from Boston University with a major in social sciences and a minor in languages.