Walt Simkins is an Operating Finance Director in the TrailBlazers offering for Beckway Group with over eight years of experience working in various finance and accounting roles, including FP&A, business valuation, financial modeling, and in the military. Walt has worked within a variety of business environments including Fortune 100 and small, privately-held companies, and with industry experience in oil and gas, mining, consumer industrial products, and healthcare.
Prior to joining Beckway Group, Walt worked as a senior financial analyst at the University of Virginia, and as a consultant in Deloitte’s Business Valuation and Financial Modeling practice. Additionally, Walt is a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserve, with deployments to Afghanistan and Kuwait. In 2014, Walt served as the chief disbursing officer of government funds for the entire Afghanistan Theater of Operations, fulfilling a critical role in counterinsurgency operations.
Walt earned his B.S. in Business Administration with a double major in Finance and Accounting from Oklahoma State University, and Master of Professional Accounting from The University of Texas at Austin. Walt is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of Texas, and was recognized as a 2017 Texas top-ten CPA candidate.