Walls Torres Group (WTG) is a strategic management consulting firm that combines dedicated client service with world-class expertise to facilitate positive change in organizations that aspire to excellence. Since 2004, we have been called upon to help leading corporations, philanthropic organizations, academic institutions, and other growth-minded enterprises translate strategic vision into action and improve overall execution and impact. We are insight-driven solution-builders, identifying innovative and practical ways to meet formidable challenges, recognizing the critical interaction between strategy, governance and leadership.
For clients including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, GE, McKinsey, UNCF and the University of Pennsylvania, we have helped to analyze and evaluate investments, plan and tackle new initiatives, enhance operational efficiency and boost staff competency. As a result of our guidance and efforts, clients of WTG have increased net revenues, achieved significant growth, and enjoyed the confidence and security of sound strategies.
Our skills, experience, and a network of professional alliances rival those at leading management consulting firms, yet we employ a staffing approach and delivery model that enable us to keep our services within reach of organizations that may not have the resources to engage our larger peers. WTG is dedicated to the principles of responsiveness, professionalism, integrity and client satisfaction; and we meet engagement goals on schedule and within budget. Walls Torres Group is a certified MBE/WBE, Minority and Woman-owned Business Enterprise, with the State of New Jersey.
Daria Torres founded Walls Torres Group in 2004 and serves as the firm's Managing Partner. She is a widely sought-after executive-level adviser who has helped some of the highest performing leadership teams and boards grapple with complex, strategic questions, build clarity and consensus, and establish commitment to new directional paths. Her clients include some of the world’s foremost corporations, academic institutions, and philanthropic organizations and her consulting activities over the past decade have included strategic planning, institutional transformation, board governance, organizational development, large-scale project management, process redesign, joint venture negotiations, sales and marketing strategy, technology solution implementation, and executive leadership development.
In addition to leading Walls Torres Group, Torres has served as an adjunct faculty member at the Rutgers University School of Business at Camden (2004-2014), and for the Leadership and Communications programs at The Wharton School of Business since 2007. For both schools Torres has designed and instructed core MBA, executive MBA and undergraduate courses, including Management Science, Operations Management, Managerial Skills, Leadership and Communication in Groups, Advanced Persuasion, and Crisis Management.
Prior to forming WTG, Torres was an Engagement Manager for McKinsey & Company, a world-renowned leader in the management consulting field. There, she developed an information technology plan that generated more than $60 million in revenue growth and nearly $20 million in cost savings for a pair of New York-area academic medical centers. She also helped a global energy services provider strengthen its organizational design and strategic plan, resulting in its formation of a conglomerate in South America. Her professional background also includes employment with the defense contractor Lockheed Martin Communication Systems, where she held Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information clearance.
Torres earned her Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia with a double major in Economics, a Master's in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania with a specialization in Telecommunications, and an MBA in Operations and Information Management from The Wharton School, where she was a fully-funded I.W. Burnham Fellow and earned Director’s List distinction.
Torres lives in southern New Jersey and participates actively in her community and church, including board service as the Chair of Giving Cycle, an innovative experiential philanthropy program for middle school students, and as an Alumni Trustee of the University of Virginia IDEA Fund, and previously as a Director of the Holland Scholars Program and the Camden Dream Center. She is a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts of the USA, the University of Virginia Alumni Association, Mensa International, National Black MBA Association and the National Society of Black Engineers, and has mentored countless budding professionals through these and other valued affiliations. Her spirit of social responsibility, commitment to servant leadership, and passion for the alleviation of inequity were all spawned during her youth, reinforced by her selection as a Coca-Cola Scholar, Regional Finalist for the White House Fellows Program, and as the inaugural Executive in Residence for the Philanthropy Network of Greater Philadelphia. When not consulting, lecturing or volunteering, she enjoys investing time in her family and friends.