“Walter is very personable and has great ethics… really good knack of understanding the needs of the both candidates and hiring managers and then matching them as appropriate…”



“Walter pays attention to detail. He listens to your needs, and communicates only those… candidates which make sense for you or your business. He is a pleasure to work with and is highly professional. I can't recommend him highly enough.” 



“Walter… I retained to search for candidates to fill an important (VP of Production Operations) position… Walter genuinely impressed me by submitting… a candidate matching my requirements so perfectly, he was hired, despite competition from a number of highly impressive candidates… Exceptional value for money and especially time invested in hiring.”



“We use Walter to find several Software Engineers for our start-up… only sends over good people that would fit well with the team.  He also is aggressive without being obnoxious… I highly recommend Walter to any start-up looking to expand their talent.”



“Walter is great to work with… only brings qualified candidates to the table… Walter understands the technology enough to make smart decisions… huge differentiation from other recruiters.”



“Walter is a very strong technical recruiter… In a matter of a couple of months, Walter filled three extremely challenging roles for us.  These are roles that multiple other recruiters were unable to fill, and had been working on for almost a year.  Walter listened to and understood our requirements and is an expert…”



“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Walter at nCircle and most recently CloudPassage.  Walter's ability to bring me top DevOps talent was a key factor in helping me build out a world class team.”



“I used Walter to hire a new SVP in an Engineering/Operations role… This was a critical position… His candidate was everyone’s number one choice… Walter understood what I was looking for, gave me the right candidate, and knocked it out of the park.”



“Walter is a truly amazing recruiter… In comes Walter with several great candidates who have gone on to become top performers… His hard work and focus… led to a steady stream of top quality engineers.   His dedication to the job is first class… He is my go to guy!”



“Walter focuses on quality and has deep understanding of how great technical recruiting should be done. He doesn't waste anyone's time on either side, definitely a huge asset for any company.”


Recommended Technical Recruiter for Internet Startups

Technical Recruiting Services, San Francisco Bay Area

- Kevin Barrett, CEO, Chitasys.com (Now Medidata)

“Walter's approach to technical recruiting delivers well-qualified, quality candidates with surgical precision - even against difficult to source requirements - and he wastes no one's time in the process.  Walter's helped me build a world-class team and I'm looking forward to more of the same.”

- Diane Stevenson, HR Manager, Gigya.com

- Norman Graham, Consulting Eng. Mgr. 

- Bart Westerink, Sr. Dir, Security 

- Bobby Gaza, CTO, SVP Engineering

- Padmanja Surapaneni, Sr. IT Director, Affymetrix.com

- Steve Brickman, VP Engineering, TribalTech.com

- Ali Ghodsi, CEO, Databricks

“I've worked with Walter at 2 companies now, both early startups where we had to really build out top notch engineering teams. I can't stress enough how invaluable he was at finding the right talent for the teams we were building. His candidates have always been top notch. For an early stage startup Walter is my secret weapon.”


- Scott Bedard, CTO, Co-founder, Thismoment.com

- James Howe, Dir. Platform Engineering

“I have known and worked with Walter for almost 10 years now and I can say, without hesitation, that he is the very best recruiter in the business. I have used Walter’s services to hire Executive Team and VP levels and in every case, he has found the perfect candidate....
When I need to hire a critical team member, we have one very comprehensive and detailed meeting mapping out the requirements for the person and the position. Shortly thereafter, he sends me resumes of seriously qualified people for the position.... With Walter, we .... meet a reduced number of very strong .... candidates. We see enormous value in Walter’s services.
Whenever I need to hire a key team member, I call one phone number, Walter Bacon’s.”


- Wally Finley, IT VP, Production Operations, LiveJournal.com

- Sergei Komarov, CTO, LiveJournal.com

- Andrew Storms, Director DevOps

- Chris Tennant, CTO, Co-founder

“Walter is one of the most skilled technical recruiters I have worked with. He is professional and has a great eye for talent. He has a very hands on approach to recruiting. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.”