William H. York, Founder

William H. York, Founder

William H. York

Tudor Lewis was founded by William H. York after spending nearly fifteen years in the corporate recruiting environment and four years working for large executive search firms.

Prior to launching Tudor Lewis, Mr. York was a Partner with TMP/Highland Partners Executive Search working in the Technology, Financial Services and Human Resources practices. Before that, Mr. York was the Senior Vice President, Staffing for Bank of America. In this role, he managed a large staffing team responsible for supporting technology, operations, finance, legal, risk, marketing and the office of the chairman. During his tenure at Bank of America, the bank successfully executed three major acquisitions and Mr. York’s responsibilities and role grew with each merger.

Prior to joining Bank of America, Mr. York worked for Compaq Computer Corporation for over nine years in a variety of human resources roles. He spent five years as the staffing executive for North America.  Mr. York was also responsible for the initial staffing efforts for the Latin America, Japan, Consumer, Government & Education, DirectPlus (Telephone), and Professional Services business units. During his time at Compaq, sales grew from $650 million to over $25 billion.

Tudor Lewis

Searches will be led by a seasoned human resources executive with fifteen years of corporate experience in rapidly growing environments.

Extra attention will be given to fully understanding the client needs so that key competencies are identified, screened and tested so that candidates presented have more than just the required number of years of experience in the right places.

Tudor Lewis will manage the entire selection process from end to end and the firm will remain committed to the candidates’ success after they are hired and to the success of our clients.


Business model

Tudor Lewis is a retained executive search firm who works with clients on a national basis. Typical assignments are C-level assignments with a base compensation level over $150,000 annually. Tudor Lewis will also execute multiple hiring assignments on a retainer basis.


Tudor Lewis Vision

It is the firm’s goal to become the search firm of choice when clients are in mission critical hiring modes. Tudor Lewis is called first because they deliver on the hard to find, hard to define, and highly specialized type searches. Tudor Lewis wants to partner with key staffing executives to assist them solve their human capital needs, not just complete a few searches. We want to know our clients, enjoy the relationships, execute great work, and have some fun along the way!

The firm’s focus is providing exceptional and personalized executive search skills targeted at the critical corporate staff functions in both mature and start-up organizations. Mr. York’s career has been largely spent growing from the ground floor, large, fast growing and successful organizations on a global basis.