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Janis Machala

Paladin Partners
Founder
Senior business executive and entrepreneur with extensive expertise driving the formation, growth, and market success of technology-based or vertically-focused organizations.

Recognized expert in strategic partnerships. Skilled at getting growth companies connected to the right people to achieve successful market adoption and realize their full potential. A proven executive leader and corporate director known for leadership recruitment, talent management, and executive coaching. Experienced in strategic planning, corporate relationships, marketing strategy and execution, and creating corporate value via innovation.

Most recently served as the Dean for Continuing Education at Bellevue College. Co-Founder of IQ Insights, an optimization and analytics firm specializing in leveraging cutting-edge technology and market research tools/methods to generate superior conversion rates in customer funnel. Additional roles include serving as Founder and Managing Partner of Paladin Partners, a boutique executive search and business advisory firm, as well as past senior management roles in Fortune 500 companies and multiple permanent/interim/board appointments with vertical market companies.

Industry expertise spans companies and products in Publishing, Education, B2B Services, SaaS, Cloud, Web 2.0, Web Analytics, Digital Marketing, Healthcare, Financial Services, and IT Infrastructure. The scope of these tenures ranges from large-cap organizations to mid-size (pre-IPO) growth firms and early-stage (Seed, Series A, Series B) startups.

Board work and community involvement includes past/present Board Member roles with Seraph Capital Forum, Lake Washington Institute of Technology, University of Washington Center for Commercialization, Northwest Entrepreneur Network, and the WTIA.