Recruiting for devtool startups in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Executive Meetup Endorsements

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Walter is an amazing recruiter … has helped numerous companies that I've worked with… from IC level… to VP… and many other roles across the org… I enjoy working with Walter and strongly recommend him… He throws incredible mixers… in the (DevTools) ecosystem … leading to long-lasting relationships being formed.

Shomik Ghosh, VC Partner

Boldstart Ventures

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I attended Walter's most recent DevTools meetup, and the quality of the attendees blew me away. Walter knows how to bring great people from the DevTools space together!

Chase Roberts, VC investor

Vertex Ventures

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Walter is making a significant contribution to the development of a thriving community among CEOs and CTOs in the DevTool startup sector... excellent platform for learning from other industry leaders... undeniably beneficial for the tech leadership community in the Bay Area. I strongly encourage individuals to participate...

Kamlesh Lad, CTO

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"Walter... seasoned technical recruitment executive... sponsoring... networking events... I recently attended one of these events, and found it to be well put together... diverse group... from Venture Capitalists, to hiring leaders, to highly qualified candidates.  These events have proven valuable to all who attend.  I recommend it! 

Eddie Tung, VP of Sales

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I attended Walter's most recent DevTools meetup, and the quality of the meetup was amazing! Great people with common interests with Walter just walking around introducing people. I was impressed with Walter's work, attention to details and the extent of his network

Shani Shoham, CRO

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(Walter) Host of the best DevTool executive meetups in the Bay area. Looking forward to the next one.

Jan Mundin, Head of Growth

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I was grateful to be invited to join Walter's DevTool meetup last week. I had an amazing time chatting with many founders and executives working in the DevTool space. The caliber of people that were invited is incredible. Walter and his team did an amazing job creating a relaxed setting, making it very easy to strike a conversation.

Jerry Li, CEO

Co-founder, Gradual

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The caliber of attendees that Walter brought together for his DevTool networking event was off the charts - I really enjoyed the evening and will definitely join the next one!

Daniel Svonava, Co-Founder


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Walter hosted a great meetup for Executives from a variety of DevTools Startups and VCs that invest in them. I will definitely participate in the next one.

Artem Golubev, CEO, CTO

TestRigor (DevTool, Helping Companies Empower Manual QA to Build Automation with AI)

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Walter recently invited me to his executive meetup focused on DevTools, and it was beautifully organized. I had a great time connecting with other leaders in the space and highly recommend it to all interested. Thank you Walter and team for organizing!

Navid Aghdaie, Vice President of Engineering


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Walter organized a FANTASTIC executive meetup for us in Mountain View last week. I went to a similar event elsewhere the prior evening and the results were so poor I considered not attending Walter's event, but I'm really glad I did. The contrast was like night & day. Walter did a great job of ensuring that connections were made, that everyone in the room felt that they were being paid attention to, and that people with similar interests or connections were put in touch. I left with at least a dozen new VP or C-level contacts that may very well turn into sales, partnerships, or new opportunities down the road. I will definitely be attending again!

Jake Reichert, VP of Engineering

Yotascale (DevTool, Cloud Cost Management)

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I had the pleasure of attending the executive meetup organized by Walter Bacon for DevTools Startups last week, and I was thoroughly impressed by his event planning skills and attention to detail. Walter was able to bring together a diverse group of industry professionals, foster engaging discussions, and create a welcoming and productive environment for everyone in attendance. I look forward to attending the next meetup organized by Walter!

Jin Mu, Vice President of Engineering

StreamNative (DevTool, Data Streaming for Realtime Apps)

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Awesome executive meetup mixer by Walter with ample opportunity to network with industry peers and investors and exchange ideas over drinks and dinner. Made some solid connections. Thank you Walter for organizing it.

Atul Nanda, VP of Software Engineering

Opsera (DevOps Tool, Continuous Orchestration of DevOps Tools, Pipelines, and Insights)

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I had the pleasure of attending an executive meetup organized by Walter. I hadn't attended any industry event since the onset of Covid but Walter's carefully curated event with the attendees being fellow executives from startups piqued my interest. I was very glad I chose to attend, I learned a lot from my fellow attendees which also included VCs and some folks from larger companies. The atmosphere was excellent, as was the food. I would love to attend future events organized by Walter.

Kazi Zaman, Chief Development Officer (DevOps Tool, Cloud Reliability Platform)

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Walter has a high quality network of Engineering and Product Leaders, which he's been building over the years… companies in the B2B Developer, Data Infrastructure, and Software categories…

Richard Lui, Partner

Next47 Ventures (VC, Silicon Valley, Israel, We lead investments in early… companies, with focus on SaaS, Enterprise IT, Deep Tech, and AI/ML.)

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Meet-up organized by Walter… was amazing. It was great to connect with many Engineering and VC Executives. Walter is an amazing host and facilitator.

Mandar Gaitonde, VP of Engineering

Propelo (DevTool, Providing timely real-time engineering metrics to help improve team performance)

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At the recent Executive Meetup in Mountain View CA, organized by Walter and his team, I was able to connect with industry leaders across web2 and web3. Discussed collaboration ideas as well as touch on hiring challenges. I would highly encourage.. Executives in the DevOps and DevTools sectors to attend future meetups. Thanks Walter

Ola Muse, CEO and Co-founder

Scale3 Labs (DevOps Tool, Monitor and Maintain Web3 / Blockchain Networks)

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Walter recently invited me to join one of his meet-ups and I am so happy I attended. It was a fantastic opportunity to meet with some of Silicon Valley's executive leaders and I was able to make some great connections. Good conversation and great learning opportunity - I look forward to joining again in the future and absolutely recommend.

Laura Guntren, VP of Marketing

Anvilogic (DevTool, Security, Automate Threat Detection)

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“Walter hosted a great event. It was great to meet people from both small and large companies and exchange ideas. There were no speeches or panels but informal discussions around the topics we are interested in. This format is excellent. I really enjoyed attending this event.”

Aruna Goli, VP of Software Engineering

Aera Technology (SaaS, Business Intelligence, AI)

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I recently attended one of Walter's gatherings for CTOs & tech execs, and found it to be one of the best networking events I've attended in recent memory.

Walter somehow managed to not only gather dozens of execs from notable companies in the same room, but to filter the attendee list by company size and area of interest. I came away impressed both by the quality of his network, and by his ingenuity in executing the whole thing. I would absolutely recommend his events to anyone fortunate enough to receive an invitation.

Ryan Graciano, CTO & Co-founder

Credit Karma

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"I had the pleasure of attending several roundtable networking events hosted by Walter. The events were a resounding success and were complimented by everyone I spoke to that attended. He managed the topics, questions, participation with great professional elegance. He matched participants to the roundtable topics brilliantly. If I were running a roundtable event, I would certainly call upon Walter.''

Kevin Barrett, CEO, Founder

Chita Systems

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Walter does a fantastic job bringing together technical leaders for informal networking events. I haven't had the chance to work with Walter professionally (yet!) but it's clear from his ability to pull top talent for his hangout sessions that he knows how to tap in to what we care about.

Robert Conrad, VP of Engineering


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Attending the Executive Networking Events hosted by Walter has been of immense value to me. These events have given me an opportunity to meet my peers, discuss and validate various strategies and approaches to scaling engineering teams and technology. I highly recommend these events to Engineering Executives who like to share their experiences and learn from others. l am looking forward to the next event hosted by Walter.

Chetan Pungaliya, Co-founder, VP of Engineering


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"I have attended Walter's events and was amazingly surprised at the number and caliber of the attendees he was able to get to come. The way he ran the event with guest speakers, a panel discussion, followed by breakout roundtable discussions for all to participate, made it so easy and useful to network with fellow CTOs. It was great to be able to discuss hot issues and bounce my ideas off of a handful of new peers. I have made great contacts from these events that I continue to talk to on a regular basis, and the advice I have gained from fellow attendees has been priceless. I look forward to attending future events.''

Scott Bedard, SVP of Engineering

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“Walter's events are always interesting and well worth the time! It's always a pleasure to attend.”

Dave Sifry, VP of Engineering


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“I was recently at one of Walter's executive networking events and it was one of the best run such events I have been to. The guest list was well curated, and Walter made a effort to set up introductions based on shared interests. I had some very illuminating discussions.”

Prakash Menon, CTO


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“Walter… puts on fantastic events for the industry and is very well connected. I'm pleased to have worked with Walter both as a hiring manager needing to fill a role, and also as someone that he placed. He's my first stop either way!”

Will Francis, Director of DevOps


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“Walter holds regular networking events drawing in a great mix of technical leaders (CTOs, VPs, CEOs) from companies across the SF Bay Area. These events are a great way to network and find out about what is of interest to other technical leaders in the area. There is no sales pitch here, just networking. And if that's not enough, hors d'oeuvres and drinks are served! I've been going for the last few years and really enjoy them.”

Rick Spickelmier, (Birst CTO/CISO, Acquired by Infor)

Birst (Acquired by Infor)

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“The Walter Bacon Technical Leader Networking Event was great. It was informative and had a great mix of the many wonderful companies (large and small) in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. If you have a chance to attend the next one, don't miss it.”

Ingrum Putz, (Tugboat Logic Co-founder)


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“I went to my first networking event hosted by Walter. It was a great experience, I had great discussions and learned a lot from the people I met. I haven't yet worked with Walter, but from the list of participants I met at the event, it's clear that Walter knows how to tap into the tech crowd and make connections.”

Steffen Enni, Director of Engineering


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“The networking events have proven to be invaluable Every year I am in a room filled with peers across all the top companies making new friends, exchanging ideas, learning strategies and helping to build a professional network that I can't get any other way. Great job Walter!”

James Rowley, CTO


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“I continue to attend Walter’s Executive Networking Events because they are always well worth the time. He provides a unique opportunity to meet with Executive Peers whom you might not normally be in a room with to discuss today's challenges, technology, and organizations. You should definitely go!”

Steve Brickman, CTO


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“Walter’s Executive Networking Events are super helpful for me. I get to engage other Engineering Executives from startups of all sizes and share my own personal experiences and insights related to rapidly scaling our SaaS Startup. I highly recommend being part of this Executive Community.”

Omri Ben Shitrit

Head of Engineering, Gusto

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“Walter is a very honest and trustworthy recruiter. He respects your time, listens to your requirements, and matches it with right candidates. His VP/CTO events are even more amazing and are great for networking, learning from peers in the industry. The connections made are extremely valuable and I found my VPE role at Webgility through a referral made by a connection at Walter's event. I really enjoy working with Walter and highly recommend his VP/CTO event!”

Kinnar Vora, Engineering Leadership


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“Walter is incredibly well-connected in the tech community, and the knowledge sharing events that he hosts have been really helpful places for both me and our VP of Engineering to learn and share best practices and experiences. I always attend when I can.”

Matt Doka, Co-founder, CTO, Head of BD