Co-Founder / Partner

Walter Russo is a founding partner at KeyPartners (KP) and brings over a decade of experience in executive recruitment to the team. Prior to joining KP, he served as head of banking and finance practice for two global executive search firms and was a member of their senior management teams. At KP, he is actively involved in strategy definition and organizing company events. 

Walter plays an important role in the team, as he is well-versed in industry changes that have put a spotlight on temporary project requirements and freelancing. He helps to utilize expertly crafted exams and assessments to determine a candidate’s qualifications and match them with the appropriate job profile. 

He has a successful track record of completing executive, top management, and other senior-level assignments for domestic and international financial institutions, international banks, investment funds, asset management, and insurance firms. He also manages multiple projects such as skills mapping and startup funding. 

Walter has a keen interest in learning about capital markets, startups and dreams of traveling around the globe. He also loves playing football and chess, reading financial newspapers, and cooking. He has gained a multinational perspective and a flexible attitude from his extensive international experience in Spain, Indonesia and the UK. He also founded Atelier Dei Mille, a high-end Italian made to measure business clothes company during his senior year in college. He graduated from LUISS Guido Carli with a master’s in finance. 

Walter’s focus is on living a happy, enthusiastic, and passionate life.