Rob Walker

Houston, Texas (Corporate Office)


Based in Houston, Rob brings an extensive two-decade track record of excellence in executive search to Allen Austin. His expertise lies primarily within the AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) and Energy, Oil & Gas sectors. Rob is renowned for his ability to identify, allure and retain top-tier professionals across various roles, particularly in leadership, executive, and C-suite positions.

Rob’s specialization spans the realms of architecture, design, engineering, and construction, encompassing diverse industries such as civil and structural engineering, residential development, science and technology, MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing), healthcare, senior living, civic projects, and water resources initiatives. His adept networking skills have enabled him to spot industry game-changers on a global scale. In his role, Rob collaborates closely with clients to help them foster their desired workplace culture, execute strategic initiatives, and initiate or expand their operations. Leveraging his expansive network, he fills critical positions at the Senior Project Manager, Practice Leader, Principal, and Partner levels. Notable organizations that have benefited from Rob’s expertise include Gensler, HKS, Perkins Eastman, Cannon, DCI, FGMA, Hoefer Welker, Lionakis, AEI, Chastain-Skillman, Fuss & O’Neill, among others.

Beyond his AEC work, Rob has played a pivotal role in building teams within the petroleum industry’s upstream exploration & production, midstream, and downstream sectors. His specialization extends to areas such as petroleum engineering, geology & petrophysics, land acquisition and management, wholesale and retail power markets, commercial and pipeline construction markets, and the chemical industry, particularly in polymer, plastic, and resin segments. His client portfolio includes industry giants like Halliburton (where he serves as a chosen member of the HalStaff Vendor Advisory Board), HESS, Conoco, EQT, Direct Energy, BASF, SPG, Southwestern Energy, Continental Resources, Calpine, Sandridge Energy, Dresser-Rand, Center for Offshore Safety (COS), and numerous others.

Rob’s commitment to professionalism and integrity has earned him genuine credibility within the marketplace. He continually nurtures and sustains long-term relationships with an impressive network of top talent in today’s fiercely competitive markets. Rob is a trusted partner for organizations in helping them achieve peak performance by providing exceptional leaders and professionals across a broad spectrum of industries.