David Howells

Group Managing Director

Telephone Number:

+44 (0) 207 478 7752

David’s career with Pacific started in 2002 in our London office, the first hire developing Pacific’s Business Improvement and Lean Six Sigma search practice. He was influential in establishing Pacific International as the first to market in this area in Europe and made them the No.1 brand for talent acquisition services in this field.

During 2004 and 2005, David had the unique opportunity to speak at two global industry conferences in London and Dubai where he presented his process improvement project focused on “Using Lean Six Sigma methodologies to improve the cycle time and success ratio of recruitment processes”. This project was the catalyst to the creation of our video technology platform which is still unique to the Human Capital industry and delivers significant value added service to clients on our projects.

Following on from his role in developing a significant professional network and with over 250 clients globally, David’s role expanded to lead Pacific’s Sales and Business Operations where he led a team of 20 executive search / sales professionals and 15 research / account management 
professionals during the late 2000’s. He moved to New York City in 2011 to open and run Pacific’s business operations in the Americas with a focus initially on Financial Services and Pharmaceuticals sectors for all Change and Transformation executive searches at middle manager to C-suite.

Now a Group Managing Director and Board Director, David leads the organization across all our offices in London, Dusseldorf, Philadelphia and Melbourne covering 4 major market sectors of Financial Services and Consulting ; Manufacturing and Engineering; Logistics and Supply Chain Services and Energy.

In September 2016, David lead the internal development for our 2nd Americas office based in San Francisco. 

His daughter (born Dec 2014) is keeping him busy  at the moment but he does take time out to be creative in the kitchen (when he’s not on one of his 5:2 Fasting days) or go running, as well as trips back to the Home of Rugby, Twickenham to watch the English Rugby team with friends.  
David holds a Degree in Economics and Marketing from  Southampton University (UK).

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