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. 

We are safe and working and available to help keep you on track

As we’re all aware, both our daily lives and working environment have been altered due to current circumstances. As part of this change, we are protecting the welfare and needs of our clients, candidates, and colleagues through continuing operations from a safe environment.

Our people and recruitment services are still on hand to help you through this time.

We are in the incredibly fortunate position to operate from home just as we would working within the office. We are conducting numerous video interviews and assisting with client onboarding sessions through video conferencing platforms.

All the information required to support every client and candidate is at hand with the help of remote access. These capabilities have reduced disruptions, securing our ability to deliver your current and future hiring requirements.

At Walter James, we pride ourselves on being able to act fast and respond to evolving situations whilst minimising the impact this may have on businesses, and more importantly their people. Be assured that we are doing our very best to support you, your business, and each other.

If you have any questions, please contact or any of our team directly on their respective mobile numbers. 


Searches completed in 60 days


Candidates placed still with the company


Passive candidates placed

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."

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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