Dave Walters is an Executive Search Consultant with Lee Group Search, specializing in recruiting for companies in various industries, understanding first and foremost how to match culture and company needs with candidate qualifications.
Dave joined Lee Group Search in 1987, following serving as an officer in the U.S. Army and then in the private sector as a Human Resources Generalist and a Labor Relations Manager for a consumer foods company.
He is motivated each day to help align talent, grow businesses and change people’s lives.
He appreciates greatly that work, career and professional endeavors have impact well beyond the work day and that the right job, the right employees, can have an impact on the health and wellbeing of people’s families and lives.
Dave sees his role being as much about placing employees in jobs and helping companies recruit team members as he does consulting with candidates to make the best, most informed decisions about their careers.
He helps guide candidates through thinking about what they want to get out of a job, where they want to live, what they want their life to be like and how professional endeavors can make that all a reality.
On the flip side, the same is true for companies. Employees – the right ones – can help grow a company and help it reach its business objectives and goals, which ultimately trickle down into other areas of life.
He’s built his career of successful recruitment on the belief that when companies and candidates view him as a strategic partner to their success, and are willing to think and work creatively and as a team, successful job placements can be completed.
His process is backed by diligence, persistence, honesty and integrity.
While Dave has always considered himself a generalist, able to help companies in any industry find the people they need to succeed, he does enjoy and has great experience working with manufacturers in the automotive, plastics, aerospace, consumer goods, supply chain and distribution, and food and beverage industries.
When Dave isn’t recruiting, he enjoys coaching football, mentoring young men, fishing, minor car restoration and yard work. Yes, yard work!
"It became clear that me that Dave and Lee Group Search operated much differently than typical executive recruiters. I felt that they were honest, transparent and really focused on creating a long-term relationship with me versus just placing me in a role and moving on."
"If you are looking for top notch talent, and someone who can source from a wide, diverse background, there is no need to look any further than Dave and Lee Group Search."
"Dave is very professional and thorough in his work."
"Dave does an excellent job of effectively preparing candidates for each step of the recruiting process."
"I have worked with Dave Walters of Lee Group Search on at least four manager-level searches. Dave has provided, in each instance, high quality candidates. He conducted thorough research on the skills and competencies I needed, appropriately vetted candidates, and referred only top-level candidates...
...After an offer was made, Dave appropriately followed-up to assure both the candidate and company were on track for a successful onboarding."