Kristine Walters

Kristine Walters
Kristine Walters




Kristine Walters

Kristine Walters is a member of the Financial Officers Practice. She leads engagements to assess and recruit CFOs, Controllers, Treasurers, and other financial executives. She has completed several hundred retained search engagements for clients in real estate, technology, manufacturing and services, among other industries.​

Kristi is also a member of the Real Estate Practice and advises clients on structuring and developing leadership teams to advance clients’ strategies and positioning. She has worked with both public and private homebuilders, developers, REITS and other real estate companies to assess and build executive teams, including search engagements for CEOs, Presidents, CFOs, and heads of Human Resources.

Kristi is actively engaged in Russell Reynolds'​ NextGen initiatives, leading efforts around the NextGen financial officers across the United States. She is based in our Dallas office.​

Previous Experience

Kristi brings more than 20 years of experience in retained search to Russell Reynolds Associates. Prior to joining the firm, she founded Walters Associates, a boutique retained search firm. She also brings operating experience as Vice President, Human Resources at Beachbody, a fitness product and online/media marketing company.

Earlier in her career Kristi was with another global executive search firm and a boutique firm, advancing through research to leading client engagements. Following business school, she joined SCA Consulting (now part of Mercer Consulting), a management consulting firm specializing in innovative compensation and value-based management programs. While with SCA, she advised public and private clients on long-term equity and retention programs.


Kristi received her B.A., in English from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.


Human Resources Officers, Financial Officers, Executive Search, Assessment


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