Howard Pines’ fifty years of hands-on experience in the business world has enabled him to develop a keen awareness of and a pragmatic approach to what is
required to make the various functions within an organization work together effectively, efficiently, and profitably.
At BeamPines, which he co-founded in 1981 with Dr. Jerome Beam, he led the coaching and consulting practices, where both the company and its clients relied
on his ability to coach senior executives, and a number of successful entrepreneurs utilized the business consulting services to locate, purchase, and
operate their ventures. During his thirty plus years with the company he also co-founded the Beam Group, an executive search firm, and the
BeamPines/Middlesex University Master’s Program in Executive Coaching.
Before founding BeamPines, he was corporate senior vice president of human resources for Standard Brands Inc., a Fortune 200 Company, where he held
worldwide responsibility for all human resources functions. His previous assignment with Standard Brands, as vice president and chief administrative
officer for their Consumer Products Group, involved restructuring and upgrading its U.S. food companies.
Previously at SBI he had partnered in the development of the corporate performance management system, which was used for determining and measuring the
achievement of business goals for the three hundred most senior executives throughout the company’s worldwide operations, and became the basis for the
corporation’s executive and succession planning activities. He began his career at SBI when he joined P. Ballantine & Sons, prior to which he worked at
the Prudential Insurance Company.
Mr. Pines holds a law degree from Seton Hall University. Over the years, he has served as a director on several boards within the consumer products and
financial services industries. He presently lives with his wife, Judith, on Amelia Island in Florida. While he still takes on an occasional consulting
assignment, he now spends most of his time playing golf and writing a bi-weekly column for the Fernandina Beach News-Leader.