Boly:Welch Executive Search

The Team

Debbie Zurow, Head of Executive Search, oversees our search practice. Deeply skilled in operational management and business development, Debbie brings more than 25 years of experience in growing successful teams and delivering innovative business solutions. She brings deep knowledge of leadership development and talent acquisition to work on our clients’ behalf. Her valuable insight into human capital and best practices was honed through extensive work in recruiting and management consulting. As Head of Executive Search at Boly:Welch, Debbie works with client companies to deliver comprehensive retained search capabilities. She holds a BS from the University of Missouri and holds a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) certification, reflecting her tenure and knowledge of the recruitment industry. 

Susan Towers brings extensive international business experience and a powerful national network to Boly:Welch. Susan has had the opportunity to work with leading consumer products manufacturers including L’Oréal where she held a key leadership role. She began her publishing career in London before moving to New York where she worked at Fortune magazine and Assouline, the French publishing maison now owned by LVMH. Susan puts her BA in psychology from University College, Dublin to good use in her sourcing and assessment of candidates and her broader marketing and business experience give her a robust understanding of the tangible needs of any organization. A two-time entrepreneur herself, she has experience with scaling businesses as well as global multinational corporations.

Jennifer Engelman joined Boly:Welch from ScanlanKemperBard, a Portland-based commercial real estate investment firm, where she was Vice President of Investor Relations. During her time at ScanlanKemperBard, she led the branding and marketing efforts for all new acquisitions and managed all investor correspondence. Jennifer has spent over a decade working at advertising agencies in Portland and Los Angeles, building brands for emerging tech companies and Fortune 500 companies. She brings deep experience in media, advertising, marketing and branding. Jennifer is a University of Oregon graduate with a BA in Journalism and a minor in Business.

The search for leadership is a multi-faceted process that relies on strong relationships, true collaboration, and commitment to mutual success. In short, it requires a sense of agency.

We’ve taken that mission to heart with the creation of our Executive Search Division, aligning our values with the region’s future and helping bring inclusive, effective leadership to the community.


As a client partner, you benefit from the powerful collaboration created between our staff, top talent, and a total commitment to best practices. This consultative process is uniquely positioned to support your leadership recruitment needs with distinctive competencies:

Our Executive Search team partners with client organizations on exclusive executive-level searches and retained engagements, using a confidential and consultative six-step process specific to your search requirements and timelines.

Our reputation, earned over three decades of connecting companies with exceptional talent, has resulted in a network of relationships characterized by a diversity of global talent and an understanding of our clients’ values and cultures.

Across industry verticals – from healthcare to technology, professional services to consumer goods, food and beverage to the legal sector and more – tenured recruiters bring a savvy and consultative style to each engagement. We dive deeply into the segment, reaching highly qualified and often elusive candidates, with the experience and skills critical for success.

Directors will lead your stakeholder team through a proprietary evaluation and assessment process designed to identify and transition a true leader for your business who understands and adds value to your culture.

The Process

We place the highest value on communication, confidentiality, discretion, and accountability within and between our team members and the client stakeholders we support.

How We Succeed

Executive Search Clients

We’ve built a reputation of success over three decades. Here’s a sampling of our executive search clients across a variety of industries, organizational sizes, and geographic locations:

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