Ward Howell International Continues Expansion

Global recruiter Ward Howell International has named John Pothin as a partner in its consumer and industrial practices. Based in the firm’s New York office, Mr. Pothin joins with over 30 years of combined business and leadership experience including several senior global leadership roles in human resources at the GTECH Corporation and at Hasbro Inc.

Mr. Pothin recently served as the managing director of human resources for Patriarch Partners, a private equity firm in New York, with investments in more than 70 businesses across 14 industry sectors. In his time there, he placed more than 250 senior executives in leadership roles across the portfolio of companies as well as specialists within the holding company. Prior to his corporate work, Mr. Pothin was an infantry officer in the U.S. Army, where he served from 1983 to 2003.  In his last assignment, he was the executive officer to the superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy, at West Point.

In his new role, Mr. Pothin will work across the consumer, industrial and private equity practices. Additionally, his earlier CHRO experience positions him to advise clients in the U.S. board practice.  Ward Howell has 31 offices in 23 countries and offers clients global reach and leading-edge technology while maintaining personal partner-led service on every search.

Asad Haider, Ward Howell president for the Americas, COO and member of the board, said Mr. Pothin promises to be a significant asset to the firm. “His global operational experience and track record of search success make him a valued addition to our U.S. team,” he said.