Hill Ward Henderson, a diversified practice law firm with over 100 attorneys in Tampa and Clearwater, Florida, is seeking a Chief Operating Officer to replace our longtime C.O.O., who is retiring at the end of 2014. The new C.O.O. will oversee all business and administrative operations of the firm. It is the highest level non-attorney position at the firm, managing the Senior Directors of Administration, Finance, IT, and Operations.
Among other responsibilities, the C.O.O. develops and monitors the firm’s operating budget and strategic initiatives, recommends administrative policies, and assists with the compensation process. The C.O.O. is active on the firm's Management, Compensation and Profit Sharing Committees to promote the efficient, effective, and profitable operation of the firm.
HWH is seeking a candidate with a minimum of 15 years experience managing the business and administrative operations of a professional services firm (law firm management experience is preferred), who is prepared to make a long-term commitment to the firm. The candidate is a proven leader who is regarded as fair and honest, and who can relate to a diverse group of professionals.
The ideal candidate is a strategic planner who is an effective communicator, conveying complex material in a concise, readily usable manner. The candidate will have a history of recognition for his/her own achievements as well as promoting achievement in others – someone who is a motivator and a mentor, who recognizes talent and deploys it effectively, and who engenders respect and loyalty from the entire firm.
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