Tim Howald has done an exceptional job as the Chief Financial Officer for CPS Human Resource Services during my tenure with the company. He has helped to position our company for sustainability and growth, despite the down economy, in just one year. He clearly sees the whole, is quick to learn all pertinent aspects of the business, and works to align resources with company goals. He is adept at all aspects of financial management, is astute in financial analytics and can communicate complex financial information effectively at all levels of the organization. Tim has a keen intellect, is a self-starter, and is driven to succeed in whatever he sets his mind to. He is highly motivated, well organized, and self-sufficient. In addition he is good manager of people and develops strong collegial relationships through his positive attitude, high energy, and honest and forthright, nature. It is without hesitation that I recommend Tim for any Executive role that he feels capable of taking on.
Rachel Boechler -District Administrator at Fox Point Bayside School District
“Tim was able to develop a new professional level to our financial reporting. He was a well-rounded coworker who not only excelled in his area of financial operations of the business, he also was very knowledgeable of the investment process and how it worked. As an investment professional, it was impressive to work with someone who really understood the business and could manage it accordingly.
Catherine Zaharis, CFA, Portfolio Manager, Principal Global Investorsworked directly with Tim at Principal Global Investors
“In working with him, I came to know Tim as a savvy financial executive. He has a very solid understanding of capital structures, statements and transactions and how they should optimally work together. He has a great sense of risk assessment and importantly a capacity to communicate it appropriately to a variety of constituencies. In my experiences with him, he demonstrated an efficient and disciplined decision making style. I’ve enjoyed knowing and working with him very much.” February 10, 2009
George (Jay) Vogt, Assistant Director, Business Solutions, Principal Global Investorsworked with Tim at Principal Global Investors
“Tim was an empowering leader who was able to command results through his management style. Tim drives change and sets challenging goals while promoting balance.”
Cherie Huffman, Assistant Director - Global Investment Operations, Principal Global Investors, LLCworked indirectly for Tim at Principal Global Investors
“Tim and I worked together for a number of years at Boatmen’s Trust Company. Tim is a strong results-oriented manager, possessing a resilient attitude, unrelenting resourcefulness, and the willingness to always do whatever is necessary to get a job done. He has been very flexible during his career in taking on new and expanded responsibilities and has consistently met every challenge. Tim would be a valuable member of any team he joins.”
Lyle Brizendine, Executive Vice President, Boatmen's Trust Companymanaged Tim at Boatmen's Trust
“Tim is a true professional with a knack for seeing the big picture while keeping track of the details. His skills as a financial analyst were instrumental in driving bottom line results for our division. As manager, I relied heavily on Tim for the financial information needed to do my job and he always delivered.”
Michael Howard, Vice President, Boatmen's Trust Company worked with Tim at Boatmen's Trust
“During the time Tim and I worked together at Boatmen's Trust, I valued both his professional and interpersonal skills, particularly in the area of financial analysis. Tim has a wonderful ability to cut through the noise to the heart of the financial question, and to do this with wit and good humor that made difficult choices clearer and easier to make.”
Cathy Smith, Manager of Product Planning, Boatmen's Trust Company/Centerre Trust Companyworked directly with Tim at Boatmen's Trust