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Valtas Group is 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. 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.

Bellevue, WA 98005


Christine Martin
Direct line: 206-349-4774



  • 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

Valtas Group helps organizations navigate uncertainty in times of leadership change.

• Our work as Interim Executive Directors supports our clients during periods of transition; to stabilize an organization, and assess and onboard the next executive leader.

• In further support of your organization, as we identify the ideal Executive Director of staff leadership for your future, we lead the Search process in partnership with the board and staff leadership as recruiting and search consultants by offering customized search solutions based on client need and budget.

• To assure ongoing future organizational success we partner with board members and senior nonprofit leaders on a variety of strategic consulting assignments; developing strategic and business plans collaboratively with diverse stakeholders, to design and execute organization-wide efforts that increase overall staff performance, organizational health, effectiveness, and respond to changes in the external environment.

Unlike many consulting firms, our team has walked in your shoes. We have built, run, and expanded numerous nonprofits and social enterprises. Valtas has the talent and experience spanning from the executive’s chair to the board room table. We know where the organizational risks are and how to avoid these traps during a leadership transition.

What makes us special is our approach. We start by listening to understand your organization's past and vision for the future. This approach helps us lead in the context of YOUR values and priorities. The Valtas way is agile and flexible to mold around the unique attributes of each organization and its culture and mission. We are efficient. We are impactful. We are empathetic. Our work leaves a legacy of strong leaders, best practices and expanded organizational capacity and resilience.

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