Howard is the Founding Director of the Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology Centre, the Gordon H. Cowperthwaite Professor of Accounting and former Special Advisor to the President – Entrepreneurship at the University of Waterloo in Canada. He is the recipient of the University of Waterloo’s Distinguished Teaching Award, the LS Rosen Award for Outstanding Canadian Accounting Educator, the 3M Teaching Fellowship for outstanding Canadian Educator and was recently named a Start-up Canada Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year.
Howard has published over 100 articles and monographs on entrepreneurship and cost management systems, and is a widely sought after corporate speaker and consultant. He speaks regularly on the catalytic role of entrepreneurship and innovation in driving organizational and community growth and specializes in strategy implementation and performance based systems for profit and non-for-profit organizations.
He has worked in Australia, USA, France, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Kenya, Cuba, Nepal, Guatemala, Taiwan, Egypt and United Arab Emirates with universities, corporations, and institutions such as the World Bank and Asian Development Bank.
He is a squash (the sport) nut, loves movies and is a terrific grandpa.