History

In 1986, Diane Boly and Pat Welch founded the company with a vision based on community connections and matching talented candidates with great job opportunities. As a women-owned business, we’ve grown organically to over 30 employees located in Portland’s historic Power + Light Building — a work environment that brings out the best in all of us!

WHO WE ARE

Our Team

We make connections that enrich our community by seeing possibilities in people.

Pat Welch

CO-FOUNDER & CEO

Abby Engers, J.D., SHRM-CP

HR MANAGER

Allie Block

Recruiter, Enterprise Accounts

Alyssa Strom

Operations Assistant

Becca Ball

Operations Assistant

Corbin C

career advisor

Brittney Rerecich

Sr. recruiter / account executive, legal

Cory Mlady

sr. recruiter, HR

Elaine McManus

Sr. recruiter / account executive, accounting

Elizabeth Dewar

Operations Lead

Gwen Rudolph

sr. recruiter / account executive, legal

Hailey McEntyre

Senior Attorney Recruiter

Hannah Bergersen, SHRM-CP

SR. recruiter, HR

Jen Lind

Sr. Recruiter / account executive, office

Jeske Paanakker

Operations assistant

Josi McDermott

Accounting Supervisor

Juanita Leard

chief financial officer

Karen Fogg

Director of HR & Operations

Kathleen Everett

Director of client relations

Kati Newsome

Legal Recruiter, Contract Temporary

Kirsten Thompson

recruiter

Lauren Radmer

Recruiter

Maya Baker-Freid

Associate Recruiter

Melissa Ehret

digital design manager

Moira Farnsworth

Recruiter, contract temporary

Nicole Smith

sr. recruiter / account executive, accounting

Ollie Caron-Noble

Payroll & Accounting Specialist

Rosemary Schwimmer, J.D.

director of attorney recruitment

Roxanne Rotticci

Director of Business Strategy / sr. recruiter, financial services

Ryan Cochrane

Director of Enterprise Accounts, Recruitment

Sally Munro Williams

Sr. recruiter / account executive, office

Stewart Allen

Payroll & Benefits Manager

Susan Towers

Recruiter, Marketing & Advertising

Taylor Skansi

Recruiting & Operations Coordinator

Tracy Lee

sourcing specialist & Staff photographer

Culture & Community

Active volunteerism, philanthropy, and environmental sustainability run deep within the Boly:Welch culture. We believe in inclusivity, accountability, unbeatable service, and work/life balance.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

As an equal opportunity employer committed to meeting the needs of a multigenerational and multicultural workforce, Boly:Welch recognizes that a diverse staff, reflective of our community, is an integral and welcome part of a successful and ethical business.

We hire local talent at all levels regardless of race, color, religion, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability, and actively foster inclusion in all forms both within our company and across interactions with clients, candidates,  and partners.

As a business founded and owned by women, Boly:Welch collaborates with minority and women-owned business enterprises to help develop and nurture strong relationships across all stakeholders. We make connections that enrich our community by seeing possibilities in people.

Reasonable Accommodation:
Boly:Welch is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified candidates. As part of this commitment, Boly:Welch will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact connect@bolywelch.com or call (503) 242-1300.

Sustainability

We’re committed to practices that meet the needs of the present without compromising the welfare of future generations, and to suppliers that represent local or underserved communities. Learn more about that commitment at Portland Means Progress.

We have developed strategies and purchasing policies that have enabled us to move toward sustainability while enhancing the value we bring to our clients, candidates, and employees.

  • Minimum of 30% post-consumer recycled paper and paper products; 100% where possible!
  • Use real dishes and glassware instead of single-use items in our office kitchen
  • Recycle everything possible 
  • Utilize electronic documents instead of paper copies whenever possible
  • Offer internal employees subsidies for public transportation and bicycling
  • Daily composting of food scraps in our office kitchen!
  • Use of reusable cloth napkins
  • Use of reusable toner and ink cartridges
  • Low flow toilets in both lavatories and low flow faucets in kitchen
  • Remodeled our office to maximize energy efficiency
  • ENERGY STAR 5.0 / EPEAT Silver compliant computer monitors for the entire office

Professional Engagement

  • Affiliated Staffing Group (ASG)
  • Association of Legal Administrators (ALA)
  • B Corporation | B Local
  • Business for a Better Portland (BBPDX)
  • Emerging Leaders (ELI)
  • Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS)
  • PDX Workforce Alliance
  • Portland Business Alliance (PBA) – Partners in Diversity (PiD)
  • Portland Human Resource Management Association (PHRMA)
  • Prosper Portland –Portland Means Progress
  • Technology Association of Oregon (TAO)
  • The National Association for Legal Professionals (NALS)

B:Connected

To celebrate the organizations that make Portland a healthy, vibrant, and livable workplace, our B:Connected giving model incorporates partnerships, volunteerism, and financial support for local nonprofits.

In 2019, we proudly supported the following organizations: Albina Cooperative Garden, All Hands Raised, CASA, Blanchet House, Bradley Angle, Bridge Meadows, Camp Fire Columbia, College Possible, Community Warehouse, Dress for Success, Greater Than, Oregon Humane Society, SMART, The Lawyers’ Campaign for Equal Justice, Yes to Affordable Homes.

We had big plans for volunteerism in 2020. And while many of those plans were put on hold due to the pandemic, we were able to show up through sponsorship, membership, financial and in-kind contributions. These are the organizations our team supported in 2020: Greater Portland, CASA, Community Warehouse, Bridge Meadows, Women’s Center for Leadership, BBPDX, Partners in Diversity, Howard’s Heart, Human Solutions, Sunshine Pantry Food Bank, NAYA Family Center.

B Corp Certified

We’re part of a global movement to use business as a force for good and our success depends on the economic vitality, social equity, and health of the community where we live, work, and prosper.

That means as community stewards we’ve worked hard to meet the rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency for B Corporation certification through B Labs together with nearly 150 Oregon companies that share this designation.

Connect With Us!

Email us at connect@bolywelch.com so we can answer your questions and learn about your needs.