Besides having the “right” name for the company (Walter is Cheryl’s husband), Walter brings his business acumen, leadership experiences, and consulting skills from 35+ years in the workforce. He has a BS in Psychology from Rhodes College, an MBA from Kennesaw State University, and a Masters in Biblical and Theological Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary.
Walter worked 12 years for Fortune 500 company BellSouth Telecommunications beginning in 1988, working in several different management positions ranging from sales manager, Quality manager, manager of an 8-person Small Business Services staff, and finally a staffing and HR Manager. At BellSouth, Walter had the tremendous opportunity to invest 12 days working with management gurus W. Edwards Deming, Stephen Covey, and Tom Peters on improving organizational effectiveness, quality, and process improvement at BellSouth.
Walter left the Telecommunications Industry in 2000 to work as the Southeast Sales Representative for Weldon, Williams & Lick (WW&L) printing company. WW&L is a leader in the security/ custom printing industry. Walter had the opportunity to interface and directly work with top level management in many high profile accounts, including the Masters, Kentucky Derby, CMA Awards, Ticketmaster, the SEC and ACC Championships, all Major Sports Teams in Atlanta and Tennessee, and with the Division-1 college athletic departments in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia. If you had a ticket to an entertainment or athletic event in the Southeast since 2000, there is a high likelihood that Walter was involved with that job. He grew the territory 50% in 8 years, left WW&L in 2008, after growing the territory from the 5th largest in 2000, to the largest in the company during his final 4 years.
In 2006 his wife Cheryl founded Anderson Recruiting Consultants (ARC). Walter left his traveling sales job in June 2008 to join his wife building ARC, as a co-owner and Vice President of Operations. Not a recruiter, he manages all “back office” operations for the company.
When not working, Walter enjoys spending time with his family, going to Atlanta Braves baseball games, watching and attending college and pro football games, collecting sports memorabilia, and attending rock and country music concerts, especially bands from the 1980s.