Executive Search


Executive Search
 

Attract: Retain: Reward Your Executive Talent

As a leader in Portland’s recruitment community, Boly:Welch provides solutions to support your Executive Search needs, identifying leaders with the skills and personal style to guide your organization to success.

As your partner in the process, we work with key stakeholders to create a consultative recruitment and onboarding process specific to your search requirements and your timelines, from exclusive searches to retained engagements. As a women-founded business with thirty years in the Portland marketplace, Boly:Welch is uniquely positioned to support executive level search assignments by integrating our recruitment knowledge with HR service offerings.

Our team has successfully recruited the most experienced, accomplished and personable professionals to fill leadership roles in a timely and confidential manner by leveraging a deep network of relationships across industry verticals. This work has encompassed a wide variety of disciplines and specialty industries including apparel, food, manufacturing, finance, education, as well as the non-profit sector, and is characterized by a passion for excellence and an exceptional understanding of what it takes to bring people together in the integration of executive talent.

Debbie Zurow, Director of Executive Recruitment, heads up the search team focused on leadership and C-suite opportunities. Deeply skilled in operational management and business development, Zurow brings more than 25 years of experience in growing successful teams and delivering innovative business solutions. Her valuable insight into the critical importance of human capital and best practices was honed through extensive work in recruiting and management consulting. As a strategic business partner at Boly:Welch, Zurow works seamlessly with client companies to deliver comprehensive search capabilities.

The Boly:Welch value proposition enables clients to work closely with our team throughout every step of the search and due diligence process. You benefit from the powerful synergy created between our staff, top talent, solution-based consultative services and a total commitment to best practices. Credibility built over years of successful connections, together with the ability to understand your exact needs, continues to set Boly:Welch apart in the marketplace.

Customized solutions to support your critical needs for executive talent

Recruitment at Boly:Welch remains our core competency and we have leveraged technology to enhance the effectiveness of traditional methods. From a strong referral network to industry affiliations to social networking, we are committed to a comprehensive due diligence process of sourcing, recruiting and vetting talent for your executive team. We place the highest value on communication, confidentiality and discretion. The following steps are integral to our processes and we work with each client to tailor the experience to your specific needs and timetables:

  • Industry-Specific or Customized Sourcing & Screening
  • Behavioral Interviews
  • External Assessments
  • Employment Eligibility / History Verification
  • Employer References
  • Pre-employment Screening as Requested and Applicable
  • Connect with the Executive Search team to explore the timing and budget parameters of your search for key leadership.


Our past successes have included the following positions


  • Vice President, Sales
  • VP of Operations
  • Director Brand Marketing
  • VP Finance
  • President/CEO
  • VP Marketing


  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Global GM of e-Commerce
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Executive Director
  • Interim CEO



Meet our Executive Search Team

  • Debbie Zurow
  • Andrew Welch
  • Heather Mathews