Walter J. Sarkees, Jr.
Walt is the founder of Smithbridge Consulting, Inc. He has more than twenty-five years of experience in executive level recruitment and organizational development. His client base ranges from large, multi-national corporations to fast growing high-tech companies and well-known local firms in industries such as professional services, healthcare, financial services, and consumer products.
Walt has a proven history of recruiting at the top levels of management. He has worked with boards of directors as well as private equity firms to secure the right talent at the right time. In recent years Walt has worked with executive management teams on mentoring and talent management issues. He has worked with organizations to create the underlying human resources management and corporate structure that best suits the needs of executive leadership. He is well known for his holistic style that incorporates the many aspects of achieving both professional and personal success in the work environment. Prior to founding Smithbridge Consulting, Inc. he was managing director at several regional recruiting firms and held senior staffing and executive search roles at KPMG and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Walt has expertise in organizational change, frequently teaming with senior management to solve critical issues at the individual or team level. As an executive coach and senior level mentor, he is well known for his holistic style that incorporates the many aspects of achieving both professional and personal success I the work environment. At the team level, Walt has worked with both high performing and stalled teams, and provided the guidance necessary to bring change initiatives to successful completion.
After completing his service in the United States Navy, Walt achieved a B.S. degree from Widener University and a M.S. degree in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania. During his career, Walt has also held senior leadership positions at Cap Gemini, Chubb Computer Services and the Wharton MBA School. He is an adjunct professor at Neumann University where he teaches Organizational Behavior, Entrepreneurial Management and Human Resources.