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

Boly:Welch is in the people business – we help our clients hire top talent, retain their employees, and invest in their success.

In 1986, partners Diane Boly and Pat Welch founded the company with a vision based on community connections and matching talented candidates with great job opportunities. The firm has grown organically to over 40 employees now located in the historic Power + Light Building in downtown Portland with four service offerings:

A robust Executive Search division characterized by an exceptional understanding of C-Suite leadership.

Our Recruiting team connects global talent with local opportunities across market verticals in AccountingFinancial ServicesHuman ResourcesLegalOfficeSales Leadership, and Marketing.

An active Staffing department supports short-term, contingent needs in each of our recruitment areas.

The HR Consulting team offers human resources solutions including Total Rewards, Training & Development, Talent Acquisition, Onboarding, and Outplacement.

Company Commitment


We believe that solving the hardest problems requires the best people. Our team builds relationships with clients to solve their toughest recruitment and consulting issues, following our mission to make connections that enrich our community by seeing possibilities in people. We value the thoughts, ideas and the experiences of each employee and learned long ago that they create value through their excellent work.

Together the Boly:Welch team has identified our mission and values which are critical to success as a sustainable business entity.


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


We hold ourselves and each other accountable to:

  • Deliver unbeatable service
  • Innovate with passion and courage
  • Have fun while being wildly successful
  • Bring creativity, open-mindedness and flexibility to work each day
  • Be curious about the business of business
  • Build collaboration, honesty, and integrity into our relationships
  • Respect the balance of work/life integration
  • Be accountable for our own productivity
  • Practice community involvement personally and professionally
  • Embrace individuality and diversity
Diversity & Inclusion Philosophy

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.

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