Dave Fiedler

Retired CEO, ESL Federal Credit Union

At ESL, we believed that to be a high performing organization, we needed strength at every position on the executive team without exception.  To accomplish this goal, we retained Walt Critchley (Eastwood Executive Search) on several occasions.  We were consistently impressed with Walt’s extremely rigorous approach to each search and the uniformly outstanding outcomes.  He never missed.

Michelle Ashby

CEO Tipping Point Communications 

Walter has a highly systematic method of sourcing the most qualified talent through his unparalleled network of influencers. He has a solid reputation for delivering successful results for clients. Walter’s approach turns up candidates who weren’t even looking as well as those with unique talents and skills who may never have been considered, but who make an excellent fit for the positon. Walter’s screening is thorough and efficient; he uses a proprietary interviewing tool that gets into the mind and commitment level of the candidate. Walter keeps the client appraised of his progress and only submits the best candidates for review. He remains objective and can be tough on candidates, with the intention of getting the right person prepared and in front of the client. As a board member assisting with an executive search, I was impressed with Walter’s methodology, candidate pool, and results.     

Jim Brush

Former CEO, Sentry Group

As CEO at Sentry Group I have used Walt Critchley to find and recruit excellent people. I have always found Walt and his work to be of the highest quality, and his work process and personal attention to detail and to his clients needs superior. I can fully endorse his candidacy for a future recruiting role which he feels fits his capabilities and would be happy to act as a reference if desired.

Donna Shultz

President- Mirror Show Management

I worked with Walt for the first time on a high-level professional search that involved many committee members, and many different personalities.  Walt clearly communicated the expectations and timeline up front, and independently gathered all of the data from each individual committee member.   Most importantly, in the end – success!  He found the perfect candidate within the allotted timeframe.  It was magical.

Barbara Egenhofer

Senior Vice President Human Resources - Wine & Spirits Division at Constellation Brands

I have had the pleasure of working with Walter in a "360 degree" fashion. Walter has placed me in a previous VPHR position and I subsequently hired Walter and his team to assist me with executive searches. From both the candidate perspective and the employer perspective, Walter is always the consummate professional. I truly appreciate his open, candid approach and superior levels of integrity and expertise. He delivers results, makes himself available for his clients, and has an engaging sense of humor as well.

Tom Rogers

Chair of search committee- Rochester Habitat for Humanity

When we set out on this journey to upgrade the talent in our most important leadership position, it is hard to believe we could have hoped for a better individual, and we have you to thank for that.