Walter came on board as the General Manager on 1st February 2018 and is responsible for the strategic planning, 24 x 7 operations and maintenance of facilities and the management of all on site employees.
In 2017, Walter founded Populos, PLLC, which provides capital improvement services including Planning, Design Constructability, Procurement / Cost Management, Project Development, Program & Construction Management, Constructed Facilities Handover.
Beginning in 2015, Walter was an on-site Project Director for JLL Projects & Development Services in Penang, Malaysia. He was responsible to the customer for design/build oversight and overall delivery of a green-field site project for HP Inc.
Prior to joining JLL Malaysia, beginning 2011, Walter was the HPE Data Centre Facilities APJ Regional Managing Principal & Portfolio Lead – APJ Tech Consulting. The role included pre-sales, pursuit and delivery functions in the area of design and build of mission critical facilities – which was in conjunction with Converged Infrastructure/Cloud, Storage & Data Management Services, Network Services, and Strategy & IT Advisory Service among others.
During his career, he has been associated with at-risk, mission critical design/build project leadership roles with numerous multi-national corporation projects such as Stock Exchange of Thailand Tier III DC, Vodafone Tier IV DC – India, Samsung SDS DC Korea, INET Thailand, Deutsche Bank – Singapore, as well as USA projects for American Express, GTE Internetworking, AT&T Semiconductor, Cingular Wireless, Bank of America, Capital Health and Frost Museum – Miami among others.
Walter holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Building Construction from the University of Florida, a Master’s of Science in Organizational Dynamics from University of Pennsylvania and is licensed as a General Contractor, state of Florida and is an Uptime Institute Accredited Tier Designer.