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About the Team

The Walstrom Group is dedicated to the search for key talent for medical device and pharmaceutical companies in the Twin Cities of Minnesota and nationally. With years of corporate recruitment experience for medical and service industry clients, The Walstrom Group provides unique perspectives to find the talent you need to grow your business.

We maintain a team of recruiting and industry experts to support all client needs. Our strategic alliances provide access to nearly one million potential candidates.

Mark Walstrom is a recognized talent expert in the medical industry. Mark has over 500 hires in the medical industry in the last 15 years. Mark understands the marketplace and the unique cultural qualities that attract candidates to specific medical companies. Prior to The Walstrom Group, Inc., Mark previously held the positions of Human Resources Manager at Boston Scientific; Talent Acquisition Manager at Medtronic; and Talent Acquisition Manager at American Medical Systems. Mark has an MBA from the University of St. Thomas.

With his medical industry talent expertise, Mark has been selected as panelist and guest speaker for RAPS (Regulatory Affairs Professional Society), ACRP (Association of Clinical Research Professionals), ASQ (American Society of Quality), New York Times for Diversity Sourcing, and MNSCU (MN State Colleges). Mark is also a member of 50 other professional organizations relating to talent and the medical industry.

                           Mark Walstrom's profile on LinkedIn

Rita Walstrom has extensive recruiting knowledge and has worked as a recruiting consultant at  Medtronic and Upsher-Smith. She was also a Senior Recruiter at Paddock Labs. This combination of medical device and pharmaceutical provides Rita a broad perspective of talent acquisition in the medical industry. Rita utilizes this wide expertise to identify the best talent matched against the opportunities.

Prior to her recruiting expertise in the medical industry, Rita led customer service operations before moving to a recruiter role at Carlson Companies. This customer service expertise combined with direct experience in medical device, pharmaceutical, and service organizations has provided Rita the leadership skills necessary to lead all the contract recruiting efforts at The Walstrom Group. Rita has a Bachelors Degree from the University of Minnesota.

                           Rita Walstrom's profile on LinkedIn


"I have worked with Mark for over three years as both a candidate and a client.  Throughout our relationship, he has demonstrated time and again the ability to place the right people with the right company.  His success is due to his commitment to ensuring quality service to both his candidates and clients.  Mark is the only person I want to work with when referring a friend or colleague, filling a position as a hiring manager, or have a personal desire to seek another opportunity."

     - Bernadine H., Supply Chain Leader