Senior Search Consultant and Associate of IT MindFinders.
With an extensive background in sales, marketing and operations with both product and service industries, Janis understands the exact candidate formula required to produce effective results that help position companies and develop their competitive advantage.
Having spent a lifetime of bringing people together like a magnet, it is no surprise that Janis has a built reputation as a quintessential networker. This innate gift combined with savvy business acumen has established her as THE go-to leader in IT search management. And she has a 15+ year record in identifying and selecting talent as well as building, developing and leading award winning, high performance sales & operational teams to prove it.
Janis’ resourceful nature and expertise at a management level peaked at its best when she seized the opportunity to use her skills and expertise to launch into her own search consulting business following the economic meltdown after 9/11.
Janis’s commitment for continuing education and lifetime development is demonstrated by her completion of numerous sales, leadership and executive programs including MOHR Development in New Jersey, Northwestern University in Chicago and York University in Toronto.
In the rare moments she isn’t devising matchmaking strategies, Janis gets absorbed in her latest creative muse—jewellery making. She also enjoys foreign films, reading, her two Korat cats and a passion for exploring new cultures and making new friends around the world. Her love of travel and adventure has taken her high in the sky in a hot air balloon to journey for 40 kms over stupas, temples and ruins in Bagan, Burma! Other exciting ventures have included trips to Havana, the Caribbean, France, Malta and Thailand—and more recently a trip on the Nile and Sinai Peninsula in Egypt.
Yet despite these rich experiences, Janis still derives her greatest satisfaction from developing long term mutually beneficial client partnerships and adding value with top quality talent. This natural high, along with an avid curiosity for how technology solutions solve business problems, keeps her on the pulse of the rapidly changing IT world and maintains her reputation as one of the most sought after Search Consultants in the industry.