Bruce H. Walton

Industry Expertise
Family Business

Contact Information

225 Franklin Street
Suite 2600
Boston, MA 02110

Office: (617) 449-1048
Fax: (617) 345-0258


Bruce Walton joined Battalia Winston in 2010 as a Partner in the firm’s Boston office. Bruce has more than 30 years of executive search experience and primarily recruits CEOs and their direct reports to mid-cap industrial, technology and family-owned businesses. He is co-leader of the Family-Owned Business Practice and a decade long member of the Family Firm Institute (FFI).

Before joining Battalia Winston, Bruce was a Managing Director at Conley & Company, a boutique executive search firm in Boston. Prior to that, he was a Partner with Heidrick & Struggles and a Recruiter at Russell Reynolds Associates. Before entering the search industry, Bruce spent 7 years in sales and marketing roles with IBM after he was Dealer Sales Manager for Hood Sailmakers.

A former Deck Officer in the U.S. Navy, Bruce has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He is a past-president of the Harvard Business School Association of Boston.

Bruce lives with his wife, Nancy, in Needham, MA. He enjoys golf, tennis and spending time on Cape Cod with his family, including his two grown children. Bruce volunteers his time on the board of the New England Water Innovation Network (NEWIN).


Battalia Winston was founded in 1963 and today is one of the world’s largest woman-owned executive search firms