Walt Gavula

Charlene Holsendorff
January 11, 2017
Jacqui Roush
February 27, 2017

As a Senior Career Transition Consultant, Walt offers sound, solid and practical advice to his clients in helping them achieve their personal and professional goals.  His areas of expertise include career coaching, strategic networking and effectively utilizing LinkedIn and other social networking tools.  In addition, Walt brings over 20 years of broad global Human Resources experience and accomplishment to CCI clients.  Having worked in some of the most innovative Fortune 500 firms in the country, he has a strong track record of success facilitating change and improving bottom-line performance.  He brings comprehensive experience in assessing an HR function’s current state, building a strategic plan aligned to future business needs, and providing value-added, metric-driven results.

Prior to CCI, Walt served in a variety of national and global HR leadership roles at the prestigious global professional services firm, Deloitte.  As Director of Human Resources, he successfully led teams providing the full cycle of human resources activities, including onboarding, recruitment, performance management, compensation, succession planning, training, immigration, compliance, talent analytics, employee relations and diversity.  He played a key role in the development and implementation of Deloitte’s HR shared service model and its offshoring of HR transactional support to India.  He was a key member of the team managing the integration of Deloitte’s largest acquisition of 4,000 Bearing Point partners and staff.  Walt’s background as VP of Human Resources at Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, where he had responsibility for all HR activities for the Company’s largest division, further solidifies his comprehensive credentials and experience managing and leading all aspects of the HR function in various industries.

Known for his creative ideas and his practical approach to offering measurable solutions aligned to business need, Walt brings a reputation as a strong leader with outstanding communications, teaming and relationship-building skills.  His experience, accomplishments and reputation all speak to both strong senior level strategy consulting as well as hands-on tactical work achievements.

Walt is actively involved in the Philadelphia area HR community.  As a member of the Philadelphia Society of People & Strategy, he recently led a task force focusing on the Future of Human Capital in the Workplace.  This research identified the top 10 emerging trends in Human Capital Management that will challenge and provide opportunities for HR and business executives.  The findings from this work were presented to HR and business leaders as part of SHRM’s Executive Webinar Series.

Walt has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Shippensburg University and a Bachelor’s degree in Pre-law from Penn State University.  He is a graduate of Philadelphia’s premier leadership development and civic engagement program, Leadership Philadelphia.  He capitalized on this experience by volunteering his HR expertise to some of Philadelphia’s most well known non-profit organizations as a Board and Advisory Committee member.  He is also certified by Career Partners International as a Career Transition Consultant.