Our Firm

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, private companies, nonprofits, 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 overcome formidable challenges, recognizing the critical interaction between strategy, governance and leadership.

Our skills, experience, and 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. We abide by the principles of responsiveness, professionalism and integrity; and we meet engagement goals on schedule and within budget.  Walls Torres Group is a certified Minority and Woman-Owned Enterprise (State of New Jersey MBE/WBE Certification #: A0255-81).

Our Founder

Daria Torres founded Walls Torres Group in 2004 and serves as the firm’s Managing Partner. She is a tech-savvy, proven strategist with over 20 years of global, cross-sector executive experience.  As founder and managing partner of WTG, Daria has led the firm in serving an extensive portfolio of over 100 esteemed clients, including blue chip Fortune 500 businesses, pioneering technology companies, multi-national philanthropic organizations, and leading academic institutions.  Across her consulting career, which began at McKinsey & Company, Daria played a defining role in a host of ground-breaking deals and market advancements, primarily within the most heavily regulated sectors of the economy.  As a former Lockheed Martin Systems Engineer with Top Secrete SCI Clearance, Daria also has signature strengths in digital transformation, cyber/information security (DDN certified), supply chain, and risk management. Altogether, Daria is known for channeling vast interdisciplinary expertise to foster sustainable growth and value creation across and extraordinary range of industries and contexts.

As a valued member of the Audit, Risk, Nominations & Governance, and Technology committees, Daria serves on the board of Columbia Bank and its parent company Columbia Financial (NASDAQ: CLBK), and she is one of the earliest NACD Certified Directors in the nation.  A trusted private company director as well, Daria advises Red Fox Coffee Merchants, a family-run global purveyor of fine coffees from rare origins of South America and East Africa; and previously, Daria was a member of the advisory board at Roshni Rides, a technology driven transportation services platform operating in Karachi, Pakistan. She counseled the co-founders through successive rounds of the Hult Prize competition in which they ultimately prevailed over 50,000 teams from more than 100 countries, securing the seven-figure top prize presented by President Clinton at the United Nations.  With a potent mix of technical and business acumen, Daria is also a former Independent Director with Human Resolution Technologies, a privately-held venture specializing in patent-protected health devices.  Her guidance helped the company navigate the tumult of COVID-19 and pivot into digital spirometry with zero investor attrition.

Daria translates research and practice into knowledge as a top-rated, award-winning faculty member affiliated with multiple universities.  At the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, she has consistently garnered impeccable reviews while lecturing in progressively more advanced levels of the program.  During her 10-year tenure with the Rutgers University School of Business at Camden she was twice recognized at Commencement with a Teaching Excellence commendation, an extremely rare honor for adjunct professors.  In similar fashion, courses Daria has designed for the EMBA program at Drexel University are repeatedly among the most popular and highest ranked across the ‘Electives Week’ catalog. 

A recognized expert on strategy, leadership and governance, Daria has been featured in a number of business podcasts as well as TV and radio interviews.  She also has advised scores of fast-track leaders, entrepreneurs, and start-ups through cohort-based programs convened by Goldman Sachs, Cornell Tech, Camelback Ventures, The Enterprise Center, Philanthropy Network of Greater Philadelphia, and Management Leadership for Tomorrow.  Always generous with her counsel, Daria enjoys mentoring rising professionals through her lifetime affiliations with Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, Girl Scouts of the USA, University of Virginia Alumni Association, Mensa International, National Black MBA Association, and the National Society of Black Engineers. 

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.

Daria has a deeply rooted spirit of social responsibility and is an engaged contributor to individuals, organizations, and communities.  She is the Board Chair of Giving Cycle, an innovative experiential youth philanthropy program, and for the University of Virginia Engineering School Board Daria serves on the Finance Committee and Entrepreneurship Working Group.  She has also invigorated growth and strengthened impact during her service on the boards of the NACD Philadelphia Chapter, Wharton Black MBA Alumni Association, University of Virginia IDEA Fund, Camden Dream Center, and the Holland Scholars Program.

Valued Contributors

Over the past two decades, WTG has had the distinct privilege of engaging scores of talented associate consultants, technical experts, collaboration partners, and SME advisors. These impressive individuals reflect a diverse mosaic of industry backgrounds, functional skillsets, and lived experiences. Some have played niche or highly specialized roles on particular projects, while others have supported many efforts across several years. Each person’s commitment to integrity and dedication to excellence have been integral in positioning Walls Torres Group as a premier management consulting firm.

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