Michael Ward has a wealth of experience in leading high growth organizations having been the owner and practice leader for several successful companies. As Senior Managing Principal of OneDigital Massachusetts and Managing Principal of OneDigital HR Solutions New England, Michael leads a dynamic team that meets the varied employee benefits, human resources and management needs of our clients. Michael is passionate about working with the leadership teams of OneDigital's diverse client base in helping them address the human capital, financial and strategic opportunities and challenges that they face in their respective businesses. OneDigital HR Solutions New England has enjoyed considerable success during the past six years with 400% growth, an expansion of service offerings and the addition of talented staff members. During 2017, it was recognized as one of the top Best Places to Work by the Boston Business Journal.
Michael formerly served as the Executive Vice President of Eastern Benefits (employee benefits brokerage division of Eastern Bank) from 2004 through 2010. Prior to this, Michael was President and Founder of Harbour Benefits Insurance Brokerage, which he sold to Eastern Bank and its subsidiary Eastern Insurance LLC in 2004.
Michael is actively involved in several non-profit and business organizations. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for St. Mary’s of Lynn High School, Children’s Friend and Family Services, North Shore Chamber of Commerce, Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE), Net Atlantic and he also serves as a Commissioner for the Essex National Heritage Commission. Michael has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University and MBA, summa cum laude, from Babson College.