An introduction to Walter James

What we do 

Walter James is a global executive search and human capital advisory firm working across a wide variety of sectors and geographies. We are a venture capital-backed private company that consists of several ex-industry partners, experienced associates, and a dedicated in-house research team.

Collectively we share a vision to promote and deliver diverse, innovative and high-performing talent to our clients, and we take pride and enjoyment from working with a wide range of inspiring and thought-provoking people from all walks of life. We look to challenge and make a positive impact in every action we undertake and are consistently pushing for excellence in what we do. 


Searches completed in 60 days


Candidates placed still with the company


Passive candidates placed


Walter James has been acquired by ZRG Partners.

We are excited to announce the acquisition of Walter James by ZRG Partners, a global talent advisory firm. Walter James joins ZRG to support the global client base with our Supply Chain expertise. The 350 global team members at ZRG and the broad client base will provide us with additional opportunities to recruit top supply chain talent around the world.

Read the full press release about ZRG Partners' acquisition below.

James Absalom | CEO

"Walter James put culture and character fit above anything else and believe a personal approach should come first.

With the world becoming increasingly more digital, it enables greater access to talent. Access doesn’t guarantee excellence."

Diverse shortlists

We provide clients with more diverse shortlists (in line with the D&I KPIs and requirements for the respective position). We benchmark our shortlists against the wider talent market and provide you with the respective insights and data points.

Unconscious bias

We make clients more aware of unconscious bias and how to reduce it.

Business benefits

We provide data on the benefits of female talent and their positive business characteristics.

Realistic market information

We inform hiring decisions by providing realistic market information of diverse talent pools for target functions and skills areas.

Cultural insights

We collate insights on specific career drivers of diversity groups to allow clients to create a compelling attraction and retention proposition.

Diverse talent pipeline

We ensure a consistent regeneration of our pipeline of passive diverse talent.

Global reach


Work completed in The Americas


Work completed in Europe


Work completed in Asia-Pac


Walter James have helped us in identifying and securing a number of executive leadership team hires for the business. They put a high level of care and emphasis on understanding our culture and business requirements

Chief People Officer | Alvogen

Walter James delivers excellent service. They are extremely proactive and have an excellent sense in terms of our requirements, our culture, and candidate fit.

VP Talent Acquisition | DSM

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