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Walter J. Sarkees CBA
Senior Managing Director – SBS Practice
Walt is a managing Director with Navigator Associates Strategic Business Services Practice. He has more than twenty-five years of experience in organizational development, executive mentoring, and executive level recruiting. 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 non-profits.
Walt has developed a unique approach to organizational issues that has allowed enterprises with whom he has worked to move quickly to secure market success. His approach to serious, game changing issues allows him to build close relationships with fellow senior executives. 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 has directed the hiring, training, and staff development for both large and small organizations. In addition, Walt has spearheaded the creation of recruiting strategies, implemented mentoring and counseling programs and reviewed benefits and compliance strategies. He has also partnered with senior management to develop organizational growth plans, create job roles and responsibilities, and think through compensation issues.
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 in 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.
During his career, Walt has held senior leadership positions at Cap Gemini, Chubb Computer Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG and the Wharton MBA School. He holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science degree from Widener University. He is currently an adjunct professor of management at Neumann College where he teaches Organizational Behavior and Human Resource classes. A frequent speaker, Walt has delighted boardrooms and conferences with his ability to deliver topics in a personal manner.