Janet Boydell

Janet Boydell has more than 23 years of experience in strategic management, staffing and retained search. Ms. Boydell is the author of two books about how to attract, hire, and retain top talent: You’re Not The Person I Hired! and A Hire Connection. She is considered a thought leader in the field of recruiting and has traveled around the United States conducting workshops for Vistage International, an organization of CEO groups, as well as private clients.

As a Principal of VCA Code, a firm serving the needs of multiple jurisdictions throughout California with staff augmentation and plan review services, Ms. Boydell oversees the Staffing Division and serves more than 25 jurisdictions by placing contract employees into various city positions. She is responsible for all internal hiring of VCA Code as well as VCA Structural, a sister company that provides design engineering services for residential and commercial builders. Ms. Boydell is a member of the Executive Committee and is involved in the strategic planning of both firms.

Prior to joining VCA Code, Ms. Boydell was Founder and President of A Hire Connection, Inc., an executive retained search firm. During her tenure, she met with thousands of candidates and served hundreds of clients in the areas of engineering, manufacturing, fabrication, transportation, food, and technology. She developed proprietary tools and techniques, including the Fast-Forward ResumeT, a valuable management tool that helps hiring managers identify and manage the key deliverables to be achieved for their organization.

Ms. Boydell received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance, Real Estate, and Law from California Polytechnic University in Pomona, California.


International Code Council (ICC)
California Building Officials (CALBO)
International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO)
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Building Industry Association of Orange County (BIA-OC)
Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC)
California Building Standards Commission (BSC)
California Housing and Community Developing (HCD)
Orange Empire Chapter of ICC (OECICC)
Los Angeles Chapter of ICC (LABCICC)
California Association of Building Energy Consultants (CABEC)
Certified Access Specialist Institute (CASI)
American Planning Association (APA)
League of Cities

VCA Green
Green Consulting & Commissioning
with an ROI Focus

VCA Structural
Residential and commercial structural engineering