David Howells

Group Chief Executive Officer and Group Managing Director

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As Group CEO and Board Member, David leads Pacific International across our offices in London, Dusseldorf, and Philadelphia. With a degree in Economics & Marketing from Southampton University (UK), he joined the business in 2002, and was influential in establishing Pacific as the No.1 talent acquisition brand for Business Improvement and Operational Excellence.

David has presented his pioneering Recruitment Transformation study at global industry conferences, focussing on “Using Lean Six Sigma methodologies to improve the cycle time and success ratio of recruitment processes”. His original transformation project was the catalyst to the creation of Pacific’s video technology platform which is still unique in the executive search industry today.

In 2011, David moved to the US to open and run Pacific’s business operations in the Americas, focussing on Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance sectors, returning to the Group’s London headquarters in 2016.

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In his spare time, David takes time out with his wife and two daughters. He likes to be creative in the kitchen and go running, as well as watching England Rugby at Twickenham or Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.

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