Rick Walker

Managing Partner, Houston

Rick serves as a Managing Partner and has more than 15 years of experience as a Senior Consultant in DHR’s Energy Sector, Financial Services, CFO and Board of Director Practices.

Rick Walker

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Rick focuses on C-suite executives involved in financial and strategic management of publicly traded and private companies operating in traditional energy sectors as well as those focused on renewable and energy transition activities. In addition, he has extensive experience placing executives in global investment banking firms. He also brings 10 years of direct corporate governance experience as a member of the boards of directors of two publicly traded energy companies where he chaired various audit and special transaction committees.

Prior to joining DHR in 2005, Rick spent 24 years working as an investment banker with JPMorgan, serving clients in the energy sector. In his investment banking career, he focused on corporate finance solutions as well as providing M&A and strategic advice for clients operating in the exploration and production, midstream, power and commodity trading sectors.

Rick served on the board of directors of Strake Jesuit College Preparatory in Houston, Texas. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Loyola University, New Orleans and his Master of Business Administration from Bowling Green State University. He is also a licensed CPA in the state of Texas. He and his wife of over 35 years divide their time between Houston and the Monterey Peninsula.


Energy is a key pillar of DHR’s Industrial Practice. The majority of our executive search consultants have been affiliated with the energy business for their entire careers and have evolved their expertise and networks within this complex industry. Whether you need to find and assess talent from the major players, the up-and-comers or the influencers across the industry, we have the connections.
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Financial Services

DHR provides global executive search and recruitment services for banks of all sizes, asset and wealth management firms, capital markets, hedge funds, endowments and foundations, private equity and venture capital firms, insurance companies, broker-dealers, real estate firms, specialty finance companies and other diversified financial services organizations, including mortgage, financial technology and payment firms.
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Board & CEO

Our Board and CEO Practice Group combines seasoned executive search consultants, who are members of prestigious and influential boards, with industry thought leaders who offer deep expertise in our clients’ business models.
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