DR. ROBERT A. HOWELL, Senior Partner


Dr. Robert A. Howell is Senior Partner of The Howell Group, LLC, and is also the former David T. McLaughlin D'54, T'55 Distinguished Visiting Professor of Business Administration at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth (from 2000 until his retirement in July 2015). He is a leading authority on corporate governance and financial measurement, analysis, reporting, and control practices. His activities span fundamental research in his field, fast conversion to education, and assisting leading edge organizations affect change.

Key Publications and Other Highlights

"Becoming a Strategic CFO", Financial Executive, April 2012.

"80 Years and Counting: The Changing Role of Financial Management", Financial Executive, May 2011.

"Improving Financial Reporting", Financial Executive, April 2008

"The CFO: From Controller to Global Strategic Partner", Financial Executive, April 2006

Co-author, with P. Argenti and K. Beck, "The Strategic Communication Imperative," MIT Sloan Management Review, 46(3), Spring 2005.

"Turn Your Budgeting Process Upside Down," Harvard Business Review, July-August 2004.

"Tying Free Cash Flows to Market Valuations", Financial Executive, May/June 2002.

"Fixing Financial Reporting: Financial Statement Overhaul", Financial Execuitve, March/April 2002.

Faculty Member, National Association of Corporate Directors' (NACD) Director Professionalism Program, responsible for "Driving Firm Value: A Director's Perspective" module, 2005-present.

Subject Matter Expert, The Wall Street Journal's CFO Network Program, 2011, 2012, and 2014.

Member of The Wall Street Journal "Experts' Panel", 2013-present.

Co-Chairman, "The Changing the Game (of Business) Forum," Center for Corporate Excellence, Vail and Denver, Colorado, 2004, 2005, and 2006.

Faculty Mentor, International Management Teachers Academy (IMTA), Bled, Slovenia, 2000 - 2006.

Consultant, Center for Economic Reconstruction and Management Assistance (CERMA), Tbilisi, Georgia (USSR), March and May 2004.