Chief of Staff
Walter Ward is the Chief of Staff for national award-winning public relations, investor relations and integrated marketing firm, Lambert & Co. In this role, Ward spearheads the execution of strategic initiatives, empowers the internal business and finance operation teams, and assists with new business strategy and growth associated with Mergers & Acquisitions.
Bringing a balanced background of creative and operational management skills to the firm, Ward also supports Lambert’s growing family of companies, including EQUALSIGN, TiiCKER, Camber Engage and 9thWonder.
Prior to joining Lambert, Ward worked in the Washington D.C. office of management consulting firm MorganFranklin where he most recently led two multi-million-dollar credit card technology transformation projects for a $350 billion bank, overseeing technical teams, stakeholder management and communications. Before that, he provided strategic execution counsel to a number of large-scale financial service firms as a management consultant for BTS, USA in New York.
Ward also worked for one of the largest healthcare insurance providers where he was responsible for the redesign and management of the company’s enterprise performance dashboard process for the offices of the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors. Additionally, Ward has extensive experience as an auditor focused on operational control deficiencies and process improvement for a multi-billion-dollar automotive manufacturing company.
Ward is also a workshop facilitator and conference speaker, working with organizations such as Ford Motor Company’s Ford Fund, Tech Stars Detroit Start-up Week and The United Negro College Fund’s Koch Scholar Program to name a few.
Ward has a Master of Business Administration degree from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School in Atlanta and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in advertising from Michigan State University.