DALLAS – The Waters Consulting Group, a leader in Public Sector Executive Recruitment and Web-based Human Resources systems, has been purchased by Springsted Incorporated based in St. Paul Minnesota.
The new subsidiary of Springsted, Waters & Co., executive recruitment staff will join forces with Springsted Incorporated’s existing recruitment practice and focus on public-sector executive recruitment. Waters & Co., through E-Solutions, will continue to offer Web-based Human Resources solutions. Rollie Waters, who will lead both enterprises – Waters & Co, and E-Solutions, indicates that they are in high growth modes and will soon require additional staffing.
Bonnie Matson, a Principal of Springsted Incorporated, said, “This acquisition significantly expands Springsted’s resources and client base in two of the fastest-growing areas of public sector consulting: executive recruitment and web-based HR services. We are very pleased to welcome Waters’ clients and staff to Springsted.”
“People are a common denominator across everything we do,” Waters said. “Our services have always been grounded in rigorous research and proven through decades of practical experience. The convergence of the two companies not only strengthens our own firm’s efforts in these two areas, but more importantly helps our clients press the accelerator on organizational success through talent strategies combined with data-driven processes. Each must be continually adapted to keep pace with the realities of a turbulent, changing world; and our firm is no exception.”
Waters will play a key role in leading the new enterprise, Waters & Co. Charles (Chuck) Anderson, Chuck Rohre and Andrea Sims, important senior consultants under the former Waters Consulting Group, will continue to serve in their current roles. Each has expansive executive leadership and recruiting experience in local government.
Continuing with Waters & Co.’s E-Solutions is Management Information Systems Director Shawn M. Wachtel, who will focus on business development, data management, software maintenance and client relations.
Rollie Waters said, “This combination of Springsted and Waters, two key national competitors in executive recruitment and human resources, gives our respective client’s access to an impressive array of services and talented professionals. We look forward to the next chapter in our company’s proud history.”
About Waters & Co.
The newly created Waters & Co. will be an out-of-the-chute leader in public sector executive recruiting. Providing service since 1988, its recruitment staff matches the best executive candidates to an organization’s needs using state-of-the-art metrics and unique, proprietary personality profiling. The new Waters & Co. will expand offerings to include organizational management and improvement services.
Waters & Co.’s E-Solutions provides a suite of online management solutions: CareerNavigator™, CompensationNavigator™, SurveyNavigator™ and PayDesigner™ . These services help organizations audit and maintain the equity, costs and competitiveness of their compensation systems.
About Springsted Incorporated
Springsted Incorporated is a national public sector advisory firm comprised of five Practice Groups: Public Finance, Human Resource Consulting, Fiscal Planning/Operational Finance, Housing and Economic Development, and Springsted Investment Services. With the addition of Waters & Co, the new Springsted Group will have offices in Saint Paul, MN (corporate); Richmond, VA; Milwaukee, WI; Kansas City, MO; Des Moines, IA; Denver, CO; Los Angeles, CA; and now Dallas TX.
The new Springsted Group will remain an independent advisory firm representing only public sector and non-profit entities.
For more information on the new Waters & Co. and The Springsted Group, please go to www.springsted.com or www.waters-company.com for more details and specific professional staff contact information.