Jan founded Aspire Ascend following 16 years in retained executive search where she specialized in recruiting C-suite executives, and advising boards around leadership assessment and succession for a wide variety of organizations, placing over 300 executives in the C-suite and the boardroom.
Jan works with executive women across the full spectrum of industries, businesses, organizations and the nonprofit arena who aim to build lasting legacies of outstanding C-suite and boardroom performance, delivering leadership training, coaching packages, board development, executive sponsorship programs, and public speaking on women in leadership.
Her consulting to both for-profit and non-profit organizations has resulted in the development of numerous programs to sponsor, encourage and support executive women in leadership roles. Jan’s strength and expertise in bringing influential women and professionals together is complemented by a powerful network she utilizes to assist women in achieving their goals.
Jan currently sits on the board of George Mason University’s Women in Business Initiative, the Aging Life Care Association and is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council. She is also an active member of both the International Women’s Forum and it’s DC Chapter. Jan continues to be active in nonprofit and philanthropic fundraising as well as Suited for Change, a non-profit organization that provides professional clothing and ongoing career education to low-income women to increase their employment potential and contribute to their economic independence. Additionally, she has served on the boards of the Girls Inc and community boards.