Barbara Papas – The McLean Group

Harry Ward

Position: Managing Director
Phone: 504.835.8505

Harry Ward has more than 20 years of senior executive and M&A advisory experience in a number of industrial and technology sectors. He has both buy side and sell side advisory experience including the sale of 3 Phoenix to Ultra Electronics and the divestiture of GlobalTrak to Orbcomm. Buy side clients have included NASA and defense contractors, as well as aviation, SATCOM and maritime technology companies. He has in-depth experience with the creation of ESOPs, including the sale of Linxx Global Solutions to a private equity-funded leveraged ESOP in 2015, and currently directs The McLean Group’s sponsor coverage program. Mr. Ward also has a strong background in the management and growth of small- to mid-sized companies and a strong technical background in semiconductors and automation technology. Over a three year period, he led a West Coast distribution company through the development and execution of a growth plan in preparation for successful sale to a strategic buyer. Mr. Ward is based in the Hampton Roads, Virginia area and travels frequently on the East Coast, Gulf of Mexico region, Southern California and the space and missile haven of Huntsville, Alabama. He regularly publishes industry M&A reports and serves as a guest speaker and panelist for numerous business and civic organizations. A US Naval Academy graduate, Mr. Ward served during multiple deployments from both US coasts as a Navy helicopter pilot and survival instructor (SERE School). He earned an MBA in finance from San Diego State University.

Professional Credentials

  • Certified Exit Planning Advisor
  • FINRA Series 63, 79