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Will Barthel

Vice President, Business Development

“If I had an hour to solve a problem, I'd spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.”

Albert Einstein

Will has over a decade of experience in business development specializing in B2B marketing communications. His background includes integrated marketing, with expertise ranging from traditional print communications to websites and digital marketing solutions including search and social media. He is passionate about problem solving and creative thinking. Will’s favorite projects include #ImAnEngineer (microsite) and Walker Sands’ Seen @ the Bean landing page.

From St. Charles, IL, Will graduated from Southern Illinois University with a degree in Radio & Television Marketing and Management. Prior to joining Walker Sands, Will has worked as an integral part of sales teams and as a team leader in both small and mid-size agencies.

Outside the office, Will enjoys working on his golf game, traveling, organization and interesting facts.


  • Sales
  • Business development
  • PR
  • Digital marketing
  • Coffee


  • Listening
  • Consulting
  • Advising
  • Organization
  • Trivia


  • American history
  • Interesting facts
  • Golf
  • Snowboarding
  • Hops/barley

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