If you don’t know how to run a business, you have no business recommending a marketing strategy.

If you don’t know how to run a business, you have no business recommending a marketing strategy.

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Only consultants who implement their recommendations provide value.

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Investing in the same old tactics—trade shows, tactical PR, etc—is often a complete waste of money.

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CEOs agree.

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Strategy & Enablement
Services

Marketing

  • Branding
  • Messaging and positioning
  • Marketing plan
  • Lead gen
  • Digital/social
  • Strategic communications
  • Analyst relations
  • Marketing collateral

Sales

  • Sales conversion and process
  • Sales tools
  • Organization design
  • Win/loss analysis
  • Operating rhythm
  • Coaching

Corporate Development

  • Ecosystem analysis
  • Partnering/channel strategy
  • M&A opportunities
  • Strategic introductions
  • Investment Audit
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Successes

CEOs hire Walker based on our track record.

About Us

Walker is a boutique strategic marketing consultancy. CEOs and investors rely on our counsel and operational support to create differentiation, drive revenue, and scale their businesses.

We are former CXOs—CEOs, CFOs, CMOs, sales and business development execs—who have sat in your seat before. We know what it takes to run and grow a business. We’ve built, bought and sold companies in a variety of industries.

Our People

We are equally successful in the boardroom and in the trenches.
We do the work and don't delegate to 20-something MBAs.

2x CEO,
Sales EVP
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Kristin Muhlner

Kristin Muhlner is a recognized leader in the software industry, with more than 25 years of experience in managing high growth organizations.

She served as CEO of RollStream (backed by Core Capital and Grotech, and sold to GXS/OpenText) and NewBrand (backed by NEA and Revolution Ventures, and sold to Sprinklr). At Sprinklr, Kristin was the global head of sales, where she doubled the business in a single year. Kristin also led engineering at WebMethods at the time of its sale to Software AG.

Award Winning
Publicist
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Tony Keller

Tony is a highly acclaimed, award-winning publicist. He is largely responsible for transforming many previously unknown companies into national and globally recognized brands.

Tony specializes in emerging growth companies – a recognized expert at guiding and shaping public image from stealth to IPO or high-value acquisition. He was the first PR counsel brought on to help build the Groupon brand, rocketing CEO Andrew Mason from obscurity to stardom after securing a Forbes Magazine cover story as well as three TODAY show appearances in less than a year. Tony also gained notoriety for his Project Rogue global smartphone security alert campaign for Trust Digital. The story resulted in the one of the most read and followed AP news stories in recent memory – with FOX News ranking it the top news story in the world at that time.

5x CMO
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Seth Lucash

Seth has more than 20 years of executive marketing and product management experience and, as CMO, has helped lead 4 companies to successful exits.

Prior to Walker, Seth was Chief Marketing Officer of SecureInfo. Under his leadership, the company developed a renewed focus and achieved 50% year-over- year revenue growth. Seth joined SecureInfo after serving as Vice President of Marketing for e-Security. During his tenure, the company grew by more than 50% and his innovative sales and marketing strategies led to e-Security's successful acquisition by Novell.

Lucash also served as Vice President of Marketing for POMS Corporation, Director of Marketing for GE Global eXchange Services, Vice President of Marketing for B2eMarkets, Vice President of Marketing for Digital, and held several sales and marketing positions at IBM. A number of these companies had successful exits during his tenure.

CEO
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Susan Ainsworth

Susan Ainsworth has spent her career developing and implementing 360-degree public representation strategies around the world.

She has served on top management teams, overseeing strategic branding campaigns and consumer initiatives; and participating in business development efforts, and mergers and acquisitions. She has worked in diverse industries including media, NGOs, entertainment, technology, consumer products, hospitality and real estate development.

Previously, Susan was the Vice President of Communications for the Cisneros Group of Companies, where she was responsible for all strategic and operational communications efforts. She served as Acting Vice President of Communications for AOL Latin America where she oversaw the launches of AOL-branded services, as well as the company’s initial public offering.

CEO, CFO
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Tim Neill

Tim has 15 years executive management experience in interactive marketing and Internet technologies.

Prior to joining Walker, Tim was President & CEO of agencyQ, one of the Mid-Atlantic's premiere interactive marketing and technology agencies, where he oversaw six consecutive years of aggressive growth. Tim has worked on marketing strategies and programs for brands that include Marriott International, Tyco, BlueCrossBlueShield, Tecumseh, Preferred Hotels, Tandberg, Pew, and the Washington Post. He has also managed partnerships with agencies such as Ogilvy, Vertis Communications, and Porter Novelli.

Before agencyQ, Tim served as CFO and Executive VP of Strategy for a number of early-stage start-up companies.

3x CMO
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Jennifer Troxell

Jennifer has 20 years of marketing leadership experience helping global brands, as well as emerging start-ups, capitalize on new market opportunities and achieve successful exits.

Jennifer has 20 years of marketing leadership experience helping global brands, as well as emerging start-ups, capitalize on new market opportunities and achieve successful exits.

Jennifer served as VP of Marketing at webMethods (now Software AG), a $200M provider of business integration, SOA and BPM software, where she helped reposition the company for a successful acquisition. During her tenure the company implemented a new brand and product strategy, and completed two acquisitions that resulted in 50% pipeline growth and 60% increase in ASP.

Troxell also held key marketing roles at Software AG, YellowBrix, InfoData Systems (acquired by McDonald Bradley) and Electric Press (acquired by NIC Commerce).

President,
Founder
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Christopher Walker

Chris and his team have successfully transformed companies from niche market players to market movers. This work has resulted in numerous successful exits and hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue growth for its clients.

As a West Wing legislative and communications aide to President Bill Clinton from ’95-‘98, Walker helped formulate and execute the President's communications strategy and was specifically involved in driving support for key White House priorities including NAFTA, MFN for China, the TeleCom Act of 1996, and Campaign Finance Reform.

Before founding Walker, Chris directed worldwide marketing strategy and operations as the VP of Marketing for USinternetworking (acquired by AT&T). Chris Walker joined USi from Digital Education Systems, where he directed business development. Paragon Solutions acquired Digital Education Systems.

Contact Us

Give us a call at 202-379-3085 or fill out the form below.

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