Charlie Walton


Meet Charlie Walton

Charlie has been helping high-growth technology companies build world-class executive teams since 1998. He co-founded Kindred Partners in 2001, and his focus today is on recruiting best-in-class CEOs, CFOs, and CROs across sectors.

Prior to founding Kindred, Charlie was a Principal with Ramsey Beirne Associates and an Analyst with Parsons & Whittemore. He graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in 1995 with an ScB in Geology/Biology, where he was elected to Sigma Xi, the international honor society of science and engineering.


Charlie has helped to build the senior executive teams at portfolio companies including:

  • Amazon (IPO)
  • Banjo
  • BarkBox
  • Bloom Energy
  • Decru (acquired by NetApp)
  • Digg
  • Endeavor
  • Fandango (acquired by Comcast)
  • Flurry (acquired by Yahoo!)
  • Gilt Groupe
  • Good Technology (acquired by Motorola)
  • Google (IPO)
  • Ning (acquired by Glam Media)
  • NPR
  • Opsware (acquired by HP)
  • Pacific Biosciences (IPO)
  • Pixable (acquired by SingTel)
  • PopSockets
  • Postmates
  • PrecisionHawk
  • RecycleBank
  • Spring
  • Sumo Logic
  • Tellme Networks (acquired by Microsoft)
  • The RealReal
  • Topsy (acquired by Apple)
  • Wanova (acquired by VMware)