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Wallace B. Greene
is a senior talent acquisition professional with experience in both corporate and consultative service oriented environments.  He excels at maintaining and developing lasting relationships with clients via business strategy development and superior customer service.  Wally provides full-cycle retained executive search and consulting to senior line managers and human resource executives. In addition to his strong sourcing skills, Wally has keen assessment capabilities, particularly in defining candidate culture fit and match against company business strategy. He has a deep knowledge of advertising agency, digital media and publishing areas as well as Consumer and Industrial companies.
 
Wally is currently Managing Consultant at Futurestep, a Korn/Ferry Company and manages multiple search engagements as part of the Consumer team.  Most recently, Wally was a member of the Global Talent Acquisition and Management team at American Express Company, responsible for managing VP level and above executive search engagements across multiple global LOB and functional areas including the Amex Global Business Travel (GBT) joint venture.

Prior to this role, Wally was Managing Director of Greenefields Talent Advisors LLC and was retained by a major media client, recruiting sales management, digital content, marketing and general management executives. Additionally, Wally was retained by Fortune 30 companies to recruit marketing, supplier quality, general management and engineering management roles.

Other recent Greenefields engagements have included consulting to Korn/Ferry Futurestep as project leader at Newedge Group, a global brokerage firm, managing a recruitment team executing a front office sales RPO project. Wally's work at Greenefields has also included consulting to mid-level search firms, as well as a large hedge fund in the areas of talent acquisition and business development.

  • Consultative
  • Knowledgeable
  • Proactive
  • Flexible
  • Accessible
  • Accountable

Prior to Greenefields, Wally was Vice President, Global Client Strategy for Korn/Ferry International, the world’s largest retained executive search firm, based in their New York City office. As sole North American member of the strategy team, Wally directed and supported development of major managed account relationships across Korn/Ferry’s markets, product lines and geographies. His development work supported global clients including Johnson & Johnson, Omnicom, EDS, Nokia, Cisco, and Alcan/Rio Tinto, and numerous regional clients

Wally also spent several years as Client Partner and member of the Global Consumer Market with primary clients in advertising and marketing services networks. He was the key North American team member on the Omnicom team, the Firm’s most significant advertising relationship. His work on that account included significant placements of senior executives at Omnicom Media Group, DDB, BBDO and TBWA.
 

Additionally, Wally has successfully recruited across a number of industry sectors for clients including General Electric, Cordiant Communications, Bridgewater Associates, Newedge Group USA, Telcordia (Bellcore), Coors Brewing, Capital One, Schering-Plough, The Limited, and Cambrex Corporation.

 

Prior to entering the executive search profession, Wally held a marketing and sales role with travel marketer Publishers Video Group, Inc., and senior advertising sales positions in magazine publishing with companies including the Hearst Corporation, Condé Nast and K-III (now PRIMEDIA), representing well-known titles such as Gourmet, House & Garden and The Atlantic Monthly.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in English & French from Washington & Jefferson College where he was an NCAA Division III swimmer.  Wally continues to swim as a Masters Swimmer and has served on the Darien YMCA Piranha (Swim Team) Parents Board. 

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