Our 20 Years
of Success

We bring a rich methodology to the search process.

The Woodward Group was founded by Troy Thrower who had previously established himself as a successful recruiter for a top national firm in the Los Angeles.

Our team has a combined 50 years of recruiting experience. Additionally, we have formed strategic partnerships with Orange County and San Francisco-based recruiters.

We have developed long-term relationships with many leading companies across a wide range of industries.

Clients include, but are not limited to, the Fortune 500, middle-market and startup companies within the entertainment/media, consumer products, real estate, financial services, and consulting industries, as well as Big 4 and regional accounting firms.

The Woodward Group’s Philosophy

Our Mission To provide outstanding service with integrity, honesty, and effective communication.


Our Differentiation We are a boutique firm, allowing us to offer you direct access to experienced account executives and personalized service.


Our Commitment To help our clients and candidates meet their strategic goals by connecting top talent with selected quality companies in search of long-term business relationships.

What clients have to say about
The Woodward Group


The Woodward Group opened up new possibilities for me due to their experience and insight into the world of finance.

Financial Analyst, Santa Monica Consumer Goods

The Woodward Group is an essential resource for hiring managers committed to leading their organizations to higher levels of performance.

Managing Director, Private Equity Firm

Because of their long-standing relationships, The Woodward Group was able to get me a position with an investment bank.

Associate, Investment Bank

They guided me through the process and I felt I was in very capable hands. I greatly appreciated their coaching throughout the whole process, which resulted in my landing my current role.

Chief Financial Officer, Mid-market Medical Device Company

The Woodward Group simplified my job search and saved me a lot of time. They took into consideration where I was personally and matched it with what I was ready for professionally.

Senior Financial Analyst, Major Entertainment Company

The Woodward Group took the time to get to know us, our culture and our needs.

Manager of Diversity & Recruiting, Fortune 500 Company

We are extremely impressed by the quality of their recruits.

Senior VP, Private Equity Firm

I completely trust the team at The Woodward Group, because they been an approved vendor for our company since early 2000. We always know they are an email or call away.

Controller, WLA Mid-Market Company

I've never received a candidate that didn't match the qualifications needed.

Recruiter, Top Media Company

The Woodward Group emphasizes understanding specific client requirements. They also keep their market definition and candidate profile very focused.

CFO of Digital Distribution, Major Entertainment Company

The Woodward Group has helped us build our department over the years. Most importantly, we’ve hired the right talent that continues to produce for us currently. We attribute our success to TWG screening all of their candidates before submitting them for consideration.

CFO, Digital Distribution Company