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Tim Ward
Managing Director
Atlanta, GA
O: +1 703.994.4443
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Tim Ward brings nineteen years of executive search experience to ZRG's Government Services Practice where he specializes in placing operations, business development, and technology executives with public, private, and equity-backed government contractors. Tim has developed a reputation for pairing the industry's top executives with the most sought-after opportunities. His consultative approach to helping clients build high functioning teams is a natural fit with ZRG Partners' data-driven, fact-based search process.

As part of his nearly two decades in executive search, Tim has had the honor of representing and placing multiple U.S. Government officials and military flag officers as they transition to private sector positions. Examples include placement of two former Defense Information Systems Agency Directors, the Under Secretary for Nuclear Security, the Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, and the Chief Information Officer for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

Previous Experience

Prior to joining ZRG, Tim was a Principal with The McCormick Group, Inc., a leading national boutique executive search firm. During his nineteen year tenure, Tim helped establish TMG's Government Services Practice as an industry leader, placing over 200 executives with companies like Lockheed Martin, Deloitte, SRI International, and Accenture.

Tim has served many years as an active non-profit board member including a term as Vice Board Chair and Board Chair for Arlington Street People's Assistance Network (A-SPAN), a community based non-profit organization that provides permanent housing to homeless individuals in Arlington County, Virginia. 

Areas of Expertise

Aerospace & Defense, Cybersecurity, Intelligence Community, Federal Civilian, Research & Development, Science & Technology


Tim earned his bachelor's degree in political science and public communication from The American University in Washington, DC.

Hobbies and Interests

Tim is active throughout the greater Atlanta community coaching youth basketball and soccer as well as regularly performing music in an Atlanta-based band. He and his wife, Kerry, live in Alpharetta, GA with their two sons, Marshall and Jett.