Janet has over two decades of strategic communications experience working both in-house and heading agency teams for some of the world's most innovative companies, including HP, IBM, Splunk, BEA, BMC Software, Edifecs, Dolby, Pentaho, Sony and the Discovery Channel. Janet is currently a communication leader for Edifecs. Her current role includes global external communications, internal communications, media relations, analyst relations, social impact, social media and community relations.
Janet has been credited with many corporate public relations successes during her career. Her diverse experience has enabled her to manage all aspects of a company's public profile—from developing crisis plans and high-impact creative campaigns to managing global teams and producing high end and well-organized events. She is adept at partnering with senior executives to tell their stories. In addition to spending more than 20 years in Silicon Valley, she lived and worked outside the U.S. in London, England, further honing her skills as a global communications executive.
Janet founded an initiative to promote female leaders in HIT, #WhatIRun and whatwerun.com, and a networking group for women in healthcare and healthcare IT, #HersMeetUp. The groups sponsor women’s networking opportunities and donates regularly to brightpink.org in support of women’s health.
She is a member of HIMSS national, #HITChicks and Disruptive Women.
She holds bachelor’s degree in English Literature and a Spanish minor.
Specialties: Corporate positioning, cause marketing, business-to-business marketing and communications campaigns, crisis communications, product launches, executive and internal communications, global communications, media training, and building and leading teams.