Sam Walton


Sam is driven to strengthen the future of work in the not-for-profit, academic, and broader public sectors. She is committed to reducing barriers to access and ensuring practices, processes, and systems that are just, fair, accessible, and equitable.

As a Partner at Griffith Group, Sam Walton draws on close to a decade of retained executive search experience and diverse sector expertise to execute complex search assignments. Her unwavering commitment to advancing Indigenization, diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as her passion for creating meaningful connections with candidates, contributes to Sam’s strategic recruitment approach, and to the success of the clients she supports.

Prior to joining Griffith Group, Sam recruited candidates nationally and internationally within the not-for-profit, retail, healthcare, real estate, publishing, and technology sectors for a leading Canadian professional services firm, as well as a prominent boutique executive search firm.

Sam holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a focus in Photography from Toronto Metropolitan University and has received the Award of Achievement in Diversity and Inclusion from the University of British Columbia. She is currently completing the Gender Analytics Specialization: Gender Equity Through Inclusive Design by The Institute for Gender and the Economy (GATE) at The University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. She has successfully completed the LGBTQI2S Inclusion Training from Egale Canada Human Rights Trust, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) training course from, the Women and Gender Equality Canada’s Introduction to Gender-Based Analysis+, and “Nisitohtamowin ᓂᓯᑐᐦᑕᒧᐃᐧᐣ An Introduction to Understanding Indigenous Perspectives In Canada” offered by the First Nations University of Canada.