Walter K. Evans is the Chief Operating Officer of The Barthwell Group. In this position, he oversees the operations of the firm including billing and accounting, finances, human resources, and technology. In addition, Mr. Evans allocates team members to client engagements and oversees a small number of client engagements. He previously served as Managing Consultant and Associate for the firm. Since joining the firm in 2006, Mr. Evans has been responsible for managing The Barthwell Group’s team during several engagements. These have included a highly successful diversity recruitment training for the U.S. Marines Corps, a supplier identification engagement for a Fortune 100 company, an assessment of diversity recruiting practices for a Fortune 100 company, and an assessment of best practices in the competitive market for a Fortune 100 company.
Mr. Evans has more than 10 years of consulting and financial services experience. Before joining The Barthwell Group, Mr. Evans was the lead analyst for HRJ Capital, a billion-dollar private equity fund-of-funds firm based in Woodside, California. While at HRJ, Mr. Evans was responsible for analyzing underlying portfolio companies in the firm’s investments, assisted the investment team in analyzing new potential investments, and served as the sole analyst on the company’s co-investment vehicle. Mr. Evans holds two Bachelor’s degrees from Stanford University, in Political Science (with distinction) and Symbolic Systems (with honors). Mr. Evans was selected by DBusiness magazine as one of their 30 in Their Thirties in 2014.