Booz Allen Hamilton's Executive Vice President, Lloyd Howell, will follow up retiring CFO Kevin Cook per July this year. In his new role as CFO, Howell will leverage his more than 24 year career, with much of it at the firm, to help Booz Allen continue its growth trajectory.
Lloyd Howell currently serves as the Executive Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton, and leads the firm’s Civil and Commercial Group (CCG). In the role he is responsible for delivering strategic, technology and analytics capabilities to the firm’s federal and commercial sector clients. Prior to which, between 2009 and 2013, he was the Client Service Officer (CSO) for the firm’s Financial Services account in the Civil Market. Previously, he was the Strategy & Organization Capability Leader between 2005 and 2009. In 2000 he was appointed a Partner at the firm, having started five years previously as a member of the firm’s Strategy and Organization unit, with a focus on Defense clients. Formerly, he worked for Goldman Sachs in the bank’s Investment Banking Division, although he started his career at Booz Allen Hamilton in 1988 as a Consultant. Additional roles at Booz Allen Hamilton have included member of the Board (Personnel Committee), from which he presided over substantial company (internal) transformation efforts.
Howell holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University. In addition, Howell is a board member for Integra Life Sciences, the Committee for Economic Development, Partnership for Public Service and Capital Partners, among others.
Booz Allen Hamilton’s announcement sees the current CFO, Kevin Cook, retire from his position after an eight year stint. At the start of July 2016, Howell will succeed him in the position of Principal Financial Officer, while Laura Adams, currently the firm’s Controller, will assume the position of Principal Accounting officer. In his new role, Howell will leverage his more than 24 years of leadership in business operations and strategic planning to, as CFO, continue to drive forward the firm’s growth strategy.
“Lloyd Howell’s deep experience leading business operations will allow us to add another dimension to the CFO role as we scale across our client base the new capabilities and service offerings we have built in recent years,” says President and CEO Horacio Rozanski. “Lloyd’s proven leadership and unique insight will be valuable drivers as we execute against our long-term plan to achieve sustainable, quality growth.”
Reflecting on Cook’s contributions to the firm, Rozanski adds: “During his 23 years at Booz Allen, Kevin has made countless contributions to the firm’s success. His tremendous skill helped guide us through critical transitions, including the separation of our government and commercial businesses into two distinct firms in 2008* and our initial public offering in 2010.”
* In 2008 Booz Allen Hamilton split into Booz Allen and Booz & Company. The latter consultancy, which focuses on private sector clients internationally, was acquired by PwC in 2014, and upon integration was rebranded as Strategy&.