Howard began his career in the U.K. and has more than 30 years of experience in finance and operations. He brings extensive expertise in strategic and financial planning, implementing improved financial and operating systems and controls, cash management, cost reduction, development of management information systems, contract negotiation, joint ventures and merger integration.
He has worked with start-ups, high-growth private companies, turnarounds, and international firms including Reuters and Warner Communications (now Time Warner). In addition to beginning his career in the U.K., he has significant international experience having worked with U.S.-based entities responsible for overseas operations and has undertaken projects in Germany, Switzerland, Israel and Japan.
His industry experience includes business services, consumer products, distribution, entertainment, financial services, technology, manufacturing, media, public utilities, publishing and retail.
Howard was admitted as a Chartered Accountant to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (CPA Equivalent), and he earned his B.Sc. with Honors in Economics and Accounting at the University of Bristol, Bristol, England.