About Phil Schneidermeyer

Phil Schneidermeyer is a Partner in the New York office of Ward Howell International. He has 25 years of executive search experience working across all sectors and with expertise in the technology, healthcare and life sciences industries. While he has experience working across the C-suite, Phil specializes in cyber, CIO and CTO leadership and talent advisory services. Prior to joining Ward Howell International he spent 14 years with another global executive search firm.

Phil started his search career in research with the world’s largest global executive search firm and rose through the ranks to serve as managing director and Global Chief Information and Technology Officers Practice leader. Phil also sat on the Americas Operating Group and served as chairman of the firm’s Information Technology Committee. Entrepreneurial by nature he left the firm to start a boutique executive search firm which later merged with Highland Partners.

Earlier, Phil was an economist with a Hartford-based consulting firm focused on the Connecticut economy and commercial real estate markets.

Phil currently serves on the Advisory Board for Year Up New York City, an organization providing young urban adults with professional skills, technical training and corporate apprenticeships. He earned a BA in business administration and was awarded a master’s degree in public affairs from the University of Connecticut.


  • Life Sciences
  • Technology, IT & Telecommunication


  • Executive Search