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Paladin Partners was founded in 1995 to assist high growth companies with their strategic and operational needs. With close ties to the financing community and a national network of business associates, Paladin Partners helps companies of all sizes develop viable business strategies, accelerate business goals, recruit top management, and obtain financing for their next level of growth.
Collectively, the partners bring decades of personal experience working as executives and senior managers in corporate finance, research, marketing, business development, and operations. The firm's Business Advisory, Executive Search and Financial Advisory services have supported hundreds of businesses across all industries, including consumer products, health care, financial services, manufacturing, publishing, retail, semi-conductor, information technology, and many more.
Before founding Paladin Partners in 1995, Janis Machala served as President and CEO of Pinnacle Publishing, a leading provider of component software and technical newsletters for developers. After seven years of operating losses, Pinnacle achieved profitability for seven straight quarters under her leadership.
Prior to Pinnacle, Janis held senior management positions in marketing and business development at major technology companies, including Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, and Wang Laboratories, often working in a mentoring or start-up capacity.
She also helped form Seraph Capital Forum, a woman's angel investing group, and FWE Seattle, which supports women entrepreneurs. From 1994-1998, she served on the board of the Washington Software Alliance and is currently on the board of the Northwest Entrepreneur Network, which helps advance entrepreneurship in the Northwest.
Janis received an M.B.A. in Marketing from the University of Iowa and a B.A. in English and Psychology from Augustana College in Illinois. In her spare time, she plays bridge, reads voraciously, and travels as much as possible.
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