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 40 employees located in Portland’s historic Power + Light Building — a work environment that brings out the best in all of us!

WHO WE ARE

Diane & Pat

(1992) Two women who never go out of style. 

Our Team

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

Diane Boly

Co-founder

Pat Welch

co-founder & CEO

We believe that solving the hardest problems requires the best people.

Our team builds relationships with clients and candidates, following our mission to make connections that enrich our community by seeing possibilities in people. We value the thoughts, ideas, and experiences of each employee and learned long ago that they create value through their excellent work.

Abby Engers, J.D., SHRM-CP

Community Partnerships & Search strategist

Allie Block

front office manager

Amy Jeffers

director, organizational development

Andrew Welch

President, AGENCY EXECUTIVE SEARCH

Brice Posin

recruiter, footwear & apparel

Brittney Rerecich

Sr. recruiter / account executive, legal

Carie Strahorn

director, marketing

Corbin C

career advisor

Cory Mlady

sr. recruiter, HR

Debbie Zurow

director, AGENCY executive search

Elaine McManus

Sr. recruiter / account executive, accounting

Elizabeth Dewar

RECRUITING COORDINATOR

Gwen Rudolph

sr. recruiter / account executive, legal

Hannah Bergersen, SHRM-CP

recruiter, HR

Heather Gordon

Sr. recruiter / account Exec, office & SW washington

Iliana Morse

Executive Assistant

Jen Lind

Sr. Recruiter / account executive, office

Josi McDermott

sr. accountant

Juanita Leard

chief financial officer

Karen Fogg

Director, operations

Kathleen Everett

Director, client relations

Kati Newsome

recruiter, legal

Kirsten Thompson

recruiter, contract temporary

Lauren Radmer

Recruiting Coordinator

Lex David

Recruiting Coordinator

Melissa Ehret

digital design manager

Moira Farnsworth

Recruiter, contract temporary

Monicia Warner

Communications Coordinator

Moya Duncan

RECRUITING COORDINATOR

Natalie Hamachek

recruiter, accounting & financial services

Nicole Smith

sr. recruiter / account executive, accounting

Rosemary Schwimmer, J.D.

director, attorney recruitment

Roxanne Rotticci

sr. recruiter / account exec, office & financial services

Ryan Cochrane

Sr. recruiter / account mgr,
footwear & apparel

Sally Munro Williams

Sr. recruiter / account executive, office

Stewart Allen

Accounting Manager / benefits administration

Teresa Oliver

project manager

Tracy Lee Anderson

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.

Sustainable Business Practices

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) Oregon Chapter
  • B Corporation | B Local
  • Business for a Better Portland (BBPDX)
  • Entrepreneurs Organization (EO)
  • Partners in Diversity (PiD)
  • Portland Business Alliance (PBA)
  • Portland Human Resource Managers Association (PHRMA)
  • Rotary Club of Portland
  • The Association for Legal Professionals (NALS)
  • Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO)

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.

Our B:Connected volunteer team empowers staff members to volunteer their time at a variety of local organizations using their 12 volunteer days annually. 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.

B Corp Certification

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.