Board Services

RECRUITING A NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

Many boards are now separating the Chairman and CEO role into two distinct roles. This is especially true in public companies, however privately-held companies looking to maximize shareholder value are also seeing the benefits. Private companies are beginning to follow this trend in order to improve governance, board engagement, transparency, and CEO mentorship.

Dumfries & Galloway Museums, Creative Commons LicenseFORMING AN INITIAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS, ADVISORY BOARD, OR REVAMPING AN EXISTING BOARD

Janis not only has served on an extensive number of boards, she has decades of experience building boards from the ground up. Known for being an astute judge of board participants, Janis can help identify and recruit board members who can create the impact a Chair or CEO seeks.

BOARD PLANNING AND TEAM BUILDING

Need someone to facilitate board work or to improve your board dynamics? Janis will evaluate your board make up, identify areas of improvement, and develop a plan to address – and improve – your board effectiveness.

BOARD, CHAIR, CEO ASSESSMENT

Is it time to complete performance scorecards for your board members, Chair, and CEO? Janis has both participated in and overseen numerous assessment processes. While performance scorecards are critical deliverables, boards never seem to have enough time to do such work. Janis Machala is an experienced partner who will complete timely independent evaluations.

SERVING AS A BOARD MEMBER, EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER, OR ADVISORY BOARD LEADER

While Janis takes on a few selected board member seats, her decades of involvement and service extends across many for-profit and non-profit boards. Having a board with diverse perspectives is critically important and Janis’ board participation provides unique views, perceptions, and experiences to draw on.

There is simply no one better at business/economic development! Janis makes connections: people, resources, technology – ideas. She puts it together to create winning scenarios. And a database of contacts one could only wish for. Great to work with, Janis is generous with her time and ideas. No nonsense. Clear thinking. A “make it work” leader.

Lisa Wellman, Board of Directors – Washington Business Alliance,
Board Member – Washington State Public Works Board