Client Endorsements

Recommended by Clients

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"Walter focuses on quality and has deep understanding of how great technical recruiting should be done. He doesn't waste anyone's time on either side, definitely a huge asset for any company."

Ali Ghodsi

CEO and Co-founder, Databricks

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“Working with Walter to the key role of VP of Engineering was efficient, quick and an overall great experience. He delivered top quality candidates and his process of vetting candidates, setting up interviews, debriefing the pros/cons with us, and helping with all communication was top notch. Great working with you Walter! ”

Tyler Lenane

CEO and Co-Founder, Gimme Radio

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“Walter has a unique ability to understand our needs as an early stage startup and source the perfect candidates for the job. We were impressed by every candidate he brought to the table. Walter helped us identify and close the best person for the job. Highly recommended.”

Jon Maples

Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Gimme Radio

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“Over the last few years, Walter has exclusively helped us for our DevOps needs. This includes VP of DevOps as well as multiple technical leadership roles. For each position, Walter is directly involved learning about the role, finding us the best talent and closing even the most difficult searches in good time… It has been a pleasure to work with Walter and I would highly recommend him.”

Sohail Parekh

Sr. VP of Engineering, CloudPassage

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"Walter is the ideal head-hunter - after a quick call, he totally understands the profile that you need… sells the role and makes them excited to learn more... I highly recommend any tech company…to use Walter's services."

Ohad Maislish

Co-Founder, CEO, env0 (Terraform Cloud Alternative)

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"I used Walter to hire a new Senior Vice President in an Engineering/Operations role. This was a critical position… Walter's candidate… was everyone's number one choice for the role. Walter understood what I was looking for, gave me the right candidate, and knocked it out of the park."

Chris Tennant

CTO, Co-founder, Connect Solutions

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"…I have used Walter’s services to hire Executive Team and VP levels and in every case, he has found the perfect candidate. Walter always starts with what our business is trying to accomplish, our strategy, our plans and where we want to bring the business… With Walter, we… meet a reduced number of very strong fit-in candidates. We see enormous value in Walter’s services.

Whenever I need to hire a key team member, I call one phone number. Walter Bacon’s."

Kevin Barrett

CEO and Founder, Chita Systems

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"I've worked with Walter at 2 companies now, both early startups where we had to really build out top notch engineering teams. I can't stress enough how invaluable he was at finding the right talent for the teams we were building. Walter isn't like your typical recruiter. He'll spend a lot of time with you to really understand the vision on how one will want to grow a team. His candidates have always been top notch. For an early stage startup Walter is my secret weapon."

Bobby Gaza

CTO, Beats Music

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"Walter has helped me build out my team as well as other engineering directors in my org. Walter is great at identifying our needs and keeping the top of our funnel full of qualified candidates."

Jason Thigpen

Engineering Manager, UnitedMasters

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"Walter is consummate professional and in the years we have known each other always places the needs of clients first. It is refreshing to work with him."

Nuri Otus

Founder/CEO, txtsmarter

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“Walter is one of the most skilled technical recruiters I have worked with. He is professional… HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.”

Bart Westerink

Vice President, Security Engineering, MobileIron, Inc.

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"Walter's partnership helped Personalis recruit great talent. Walter helped in reducing recruitment time… The hires made through Walter's network have proved to be a great fit w.r.t culture and technology drivers... Totally appreciate the value Walter brings in when needed. Highly recommend Walter for both urgent and long term staffing needs."

Udy Dhansingh

Engineering Director, Personalis, Inc.

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“Walter is amazing and has always provided me with high-quality candidates, even in challenging markets. If I'm building a team, he's one of the first people I call.”

Ben Frank

Engineering Leader, Crux Informatics

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“Walter's approach to technical recruiting delivers well-qualified, quality candidates with surgical precision—even against difficult to source requirements—and he wastes no one's time in the process. Walter's helped me build a world-class team and I'm looking forward to more of the same.”

Norman Graham

Director of Professional Services, MongoDB

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“I've had the pleasure of working with Walter at nCircle and most recently at CloudPassage. Walter's ability to bring me top DevOps talent was a key factor in helping me build out a world class team.”

Andrew Storms

Secure Technology Leader and Research, CloudPassage

“Walter is a truly amazing recruiter. When we were getting no decent resumes, in comes Walter with several great candidates who have gone on to become top performers. But it didn't stop there. His hard work and focus over the weeks and months led to a steady stream of top quality engineers. Walter is a pleasure to work with. His dedication to the job is first class. He listens to what I need and doesn't just give me a load of mediocre resumes. He is my go to guy!”

James Howe

Director, Platform Engineering, BeatsMusic

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“Walter is a very strong technical recruiter and I highly recommend his services.. In a matter of a couple of months, Walter filled three extremely challenging roles for us. These are roles that multiple other recruiters were unable to fill, and had been working on for almost a year. Walter listened to and understood our requirements and is expert at sourcing the type of candidates we needed.”

Diane Stevenson

SPHR, Sr. HR Business, Gigya

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“We use Walter to find several Software Engineers for our start-up…He also is aggressive without being obnoxious… It is this kind of attention that sets Walter far above any of the other recruiters we have used in the past. I highly recommend Walter to any start-up looking to expand their talent.”

Scott Bedard

CTO and Co-founder, ThisMoment.com

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“Walter is very personable and has great ethics. He has this really good knack of understanding the needs of… candidates and hiring managers and then matching them as appropriate. Walter and his team has done proper screening of the candidates before presenting them for my review.”

Padmaja Surapaneni

Head of Global Enterprise Applications, Affymetrix

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“Walter is great to work with, he gets a good understanding of who you are looking for, what traits are important to you in a hire, and only brings qualified candidates to the table… Walter understands the technology enough (or will ask if he has questions) to be able to make smart decisions and bring you candidates that are qualified and interesting… To me this is a huge differentiation from other recruiters. 

I highly recommend working with Walter and will definitely engage him again for my hiring needs.

Steve Brickman

 CTO/Engineering Leadership

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“In all my dealings with Walter I have found him to be very professional, responsive, enthusiastic and result focused. I have no reservations in recommending him and look forward to working with him again on our next challenging position.”

Paddy Roberts

Director of IT and Security, Elan Pharma

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“Walter is an expert at finding superior candidates and has an enviable rolodex of stellar candidates in the competitive Silicon Valley market. His ability to understand our complex business and deliver candidates to match our needs has proven to be unparalleled. Walter is my go to person for finding even the most challenging skill set!”

Justin McKanna

Head of Software Quality Assurance, mBlox

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“Walter pays attention to detail. He listens to your needs, and communicates only those positions or candidates which make sense for you or your business. He is a pleasure to work with and is highly professional. I can't recommend him highly enough.”

Wally Finley

VP of Cloud Infrastructure, LiveJournal.com

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“…Walter genuinely impressed me by submitting only ONE resume, of a candidate matching my requirements so perfectly, he was hired, despite competition from a number of highly impressive candidates.
The entire transaction, including compensation negotiations and the like, was handled flawlessly.
I happily recommend Walter as a fantastic recruiter who can deliver an exceptional value for money and especially time invested in hiring.

Sergei Komarov

CTO, LiveJournal.com

“I worked with Walter to fill a fairly specialized lab information system-related position. After an initial discussion to thoroughly characterize the role and the background/skill set needed to fill it, Walter was able to quickly identify and recruit a candidate who was an excellent match. I would gladly work with him again in the future.”

Harris Shapiro

Senior Director, Operations Informatics, Personalis, Inc.

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“Working with Walter has been a first class experience from start to finish. He is very well connected across multiple industries and is masterful at matching his clients’ technical talent needs with the right candidate. Not only is Walter a true professional in the business, he’s a genuinely nice person and very easy to communicate with. His dedication to remain abreast of technology advances, his personal relationship with passive candidates and his continuous attention to follow up and situational awareness are honorable. Walter is a trusted advisor and fabulous resource and someone I recommend working with in the extremely competitive market for technical talent.”

John Brennan

COO, Aura Network Systems, Inc.