Bell Nunnally announces the appointment of Michael Howell as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Howell joins the firm from the consultancy firm EY, where he served as a manager in business consulting finance.
Howell specializes in planning, forecasting, budgeting and analytical activities that support a company’s major business decisions and overall financial health. At EY, he helped achieve operational efficiency and excellence for a variety of complex businesses in diverse industries, including a $45B media and entertainment company and a $40B consumer products company. He brings to Bell Nunnally acumen in a range of professional services industries complementary to law, including consulting, finance and accounting, technology and insurance.
“Bell Nunnally has a strong, positive reputation in professional services broadly, and in legal services specifically. The firm’s strategic plan launched this year was highly attractive to me,” said Howell. “I am looking forward to working with Bell Nunnally’s partners and business leaders to move forward the firm’s growth initiatives, implement KPI’s and continue its tradition of strong profits year after year.”
“Michael comes to Bell Nunnally after an extensive search, and we couldn’t be more pleased as he has an impressive track record of driving operational excellence and strategic growth in competitive markets and no doubt will be a great fit for the firm,” said Christopher Trowbridge, Bell Nunnally Managing Partner. “He joins an outstanding team of business professionals essential to supporting and empowering our attorneys as collectively we work to achieve great results for our clients and maintain a fantastic firm culture.”
Howell holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in corporate finance from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business (’20) and a B.S. in accounting and economics from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business & Honor College (’11).
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