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Valtas is a unique consultancy dedicated to building leadership capacity and guiding transitions for social enterprises. As Interim Executive Directors and experts in Executive Search, we partner with board members and senior nonprofit leaders to establish strategy, create capacity and build strong teams who ensure our nonprofit partners can deliver on their mission.

Bellevue, WA 98005


Dave Lenox, Managing Partner
Direct line: 703-609-0981



  • Board coaching & training
  • Board recruitment & development
  • Board roles & responsibilities
  • Board self-evaluation


  • Board meetings/retreats
  • Community meetings/hearings

Human Resources

  • Career counseling
  • Coaching
  • Compensation & benefits
  • Cultural competency
  • Employee recruitment & executive search
  • Executive director evaluation
  • Executive transition management
  • Leadership development & training
  • Performance management
  • Staff development & training
  • Succession planning
  • Team building/team coaching
  • Temporary staffing
  • Training

Interim Management

  • Interim executive director/CEO
  • Other interim

Planning & Organizational Development

  • Business plans
  • Executive advisor
  • Mission & vision development
  • Organizational development
  • Planning
  • Starting a nonprofit
  • Strategic planning

About Valtas

The Valtas Group joins together the knowledge and experience of three distinct but related organizations with a nonprofit lens: HR Strategies, an interim executive and nonprofit search firm with an 18-year track record serving social enterprises; CFO Selections, a financial consulting and search firm founded in 2002 with both a nonprofit and deep philanthropic passion; and Mentor Coaching, a nonprofit focused, business capacity enhancement firm. These entities came together to form what is now the nucleus of the Valtas Group.

Valtas is experienced at social sector leadership for nonprofits. We have the talent to bridge gaps and the acumen to guide boards of directors through the maze of choices required during a leadership change. Valtas means a shift or change forward and our team is here to help your transition be successful. Here’s how:

• Serving as Interim Executive Director to stabilize an organization and assess, recruit and onboard the next executive leader:
• Leading Recruiting and Executive Searches by offering customized search solutions dependent on client need and budget considerations:
• Developing strategic and business plans collaboratively with diverse stakeholders including board of directors, staff and community stakeholders:
• We work with senior leadership teams to design and execute organization-wide efforts that increase overall staff performance, organizational health, effectiveness, and respond to changes in the external environment

We look forward to learning more about how we can best support your organization.

Background Info.

Subsector Experience

  • Arts and culture
  • Children, youth, and families
  • Community development
  • Economic development
  • Employment and training
  • Environment
  • Faith-based
  • Healthcare
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Immigrant and refugee
  • International NGO / Nonprofit
  • Mental Health / Substance Abuse
  • Nonprofit sector issues
  • Philanthropy
  • Research
  • Senior services
  • Small grassroots organizations
  • Social services - general
  • Sports and recreation

Cultural Experience

  • African American
  • Asian / Pacific Islander
  • Hispanic / Latino

Fee Structure

  • By project
  • Daily rate
  • Hourly rate
  • Installments based on project schedule
  • Negotiable
  • Pro bono
  • Retainer

Professional Affiliations / Licenses

  • SHRM - Society for HR Management

County Availability

  • King
  • Kitsap
  • Pierce
  • Skagit
  • Snohomish
  • Yakima

County Experience

  • King
  • Kitsap
  • Kittitas
  • Pierce
  • Skagit
  • Snohomish
  • Yakima