Our Team

Our passion and deep expertise
make us the ideal partner.

Every single member of our team
realizes the need to adapt in our
rapidly changing world.


Meet The Team

Troy Thrower, CPA

An experienced search professional with 20 plus years in the business, Troy has successfully identified proven talent for senior roles in finance, accounting, audit and tax.

Over that time he has developed valued partnerships with talent acquisition teams and hiring managers at many Southern California companies.

Troy began his career in public accounting providing accounting, audit and tax services to a wide range of clients.

After several years of experience and obtaining his CPA (currently inactive), he transitioned into the recruiting industry for a leading national search firm. He quickly became a top recruiter in the Southern California region. In 1997, Troy founded his own search firm, Thrower & Associates.

Troy holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from California State University Northridge. When Troy is away from the office, he spends time with his wife and kids. Troy can often be found on the sidelines of his son’s high school basketball games, or his daughter’s indoor/beach volleyball tournaments displaying as much passion as he brings to work.

(213) 443-2600 Ext 1

David Bissonnet

David joined The Woodward Group in 1998 and is a Director with the firm. Born and raised in Texas, he began his career in banking at Texas-based University Savings and Loan. From there he worked for Grant Thornton on several projects for the Resolution Trust Corporation. David transitioned into the search business when he moved to Los Angeles. He had engaged a national search firm to assist in his job hunt but ended up being recruited by the firm to join their staff. Not knowing much about the business or what the position would actually entail, he took a leap of faith to try something new. He found he enjoyed the people aspect of the business and as luck, or fate, would have it, he met Troy Thrower not long after and they have worked together ever since.

The main reason David has stayed in the business for so long is that he and his partners truly care about the people they work with. Over the years, he has helped many people transition into jobs that have changed their lives for the better. It gives him great satisfaction to see past candidates grow within organizations and become hiring managers.

David attended Southwest Texas State University.

(213) 443-2600 Ext 3

John Chaintreuil

John joined The Woodward Group in 2003 and is a Director with the firm. During his tenure, John has built a strong network of contacts in the Greater Los Angeles area, helping both hiring managers and talented individuals in a wide variety of searches. He is a trusted resource for those individuals considering a career change and companies trying to strategically find and retain top-performing employees.

Originally from Western New York, John graduated from Cornell University with his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Labor Relations. His focus of studies included Human Resources, Organizational Behavior, Negotiation, Compensation, Accounting, and Economics. Additionally, John worked as a finance and marketing analyst at Xerox Corporation at a business unit level.

Away from the office, John spends most of his time relaxing with his wife and two small kids. He enjoys woodworking and home repair, and he’s anxiously awaiting the Buffalo Bills’ first Super Bowl championship.

(213) 443-2600 Ext 4