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Talent With Purpose

Tailored Recruiting for Elite Teams

Every hire impacts business; every business impacts community.

At W Talent Solutions, we help company leaders uncover and hire the best talent for optimal growth. Our staff works relentlessly and passionately to empower teams in their quest for elite performance, underpinning our efforts with careful research and proven skills- and personality-based assessments.

Since 2017, our recruiters and analysts have combined hands-on experience with real-world data to offer tailored recruiting and strategy solutions for leading positions in competitive industries. Whether your company seeks to fill an essential seat at your table or strengthen the dynamics in an existing team, W Talent Solutions is your partner for proven results.

Meet the Team

CEO | Talent Advisor

Managing Director

Manager | Executive Search

Business Administration Manager

Executive Recruiter

Executive Recruiter

Awards & Recognition

Grand Rapids Young Professionals | 2017 Community Advocate Award

Local First | 2018 Good For Grand Rapids Award

Stevie Awards | 2018 American Business Award – Silver – Startup of the Year

Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce | 2018 Award Finalist: Woman-owned Enterprise of the Year

Grand Rapids Business Journal | 2019 Award Finalist: Top Woman-owned Business Awards

Stevie Awards | 2019 American Business Award – Bronze – Startup of the Year

Grand Rapids Young Professionals | Ashley Ward named 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year

Grand Rapids Business Journal | Ashley Ward Named 2019 Top 40 Under 40

Grand Rapids Business Journal | Ashley Ward Named 2020 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan

West Michigan Woman | 2021 Brilliant Tenacity Award

Grand Rapids Chamber | 2021 Woman-Owned Business of the Year Finalist

Grand Rapids Business Journal | Ashley Ward Named 2021 Top 40 Under 40

West Michigan Woman | 2022 Readers’ Choice Award, Best Recruiting Firm

Crain’s Grand Rapids | Ashley Ward Named 2023 Top 40 Under 40

Crain’s Grand Rapids | Ashley Ward Named 2023 Notable Leaders in Human Resources

Grand Rapids Magazine | 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024 Designated “The Faces of Talent”

Press

Grand Rapids Magazine | The Faces of Talent

WGVU Morning Show | Meet W Talent Solutions

Crain’s Grand Rapids Business | Hire for Hope Rebrands to W Talent Solutions

Grand Rapids Business Journal | Grand Rapids Recruiting Firm Announces Exclusive Partnership with the YWCA

West Michigan Woman | New Partnership Aims to Make a Difference

West Michigan Woman | Talent Optimization Strategies You Can Adopt Today

Northern Michigan Woman Magazine | Hoping for a Second Chance

Grand Rapids Business Journal | Worker Shortage Puts More Demand on Staffing Firms

Women’s Lifestyle Magazine | Taking Back Her Light

Grand Rapids Business Journal | Recruiting Firm Brings Survivor Full Circle

WZZM13 News | Women’s Lifestyle Feature: Be Bold

Bella Vista Beacon | Getting To Know Ashley Ward 

West Michigan Christian News | Hire For Hope Founder Grateful Safe Haven Ministries Helped Replace Distress

WZZM13 News | Good For Grand Rapids Awards Honor Local Businesses

mLive | 8 Business Spotlighted for doing ‘Good for Grand Rapids’

Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce | Good Company: The Podcast

Grand Rapids Business Journal | Women Who Mean Business

Grand Rapids Business Journal | Recruiting Firm Opens Downtown HQ 

Grand Rapids Business Journal | Business Journal Selects 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan 2020

West Michigan Woman | Rise Up LIVE: Episode 27

Grand Rapids Business Journal | Grand Rapids Recruiting Firm Adds Outsourcing Division

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