Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Janet Schijns

CEO and Co-Founder of JS Group

Janet Schijns is CEO and Co-Founder of JS Group, a go to market consultancy dedicated to achieving results. She is the founder of the #digitalnormal movement in the industry driving profitable change in the partner community. Janet was named Channel Influencer of the year in March 2019 beating out a slate of nominees from the top tech firms in the world, she has been in the top 5 influencers every year for the past decade. She was formerly EVP and CMSO at Office Depot, where she led a major transformation to drive traction in IT services, generating recurring revenue from higher margin solutions. Prior to that, she was the Chief Channel Executive, Chief Marketing Technologist and ran business products for Verizon Business. Additionally, Janet ran the channel organization for Motorola Enterprise and Government and is a noted and admired expert in the industry regularly appearing on the main stage at a variety of events.

She is a visionary and no-nonsense leader who through innovation and action-oriented plans drives tangible results. She is a seasoned presenter who captivates audiences with her simple yet powerful approach to the complicated world of the business of technology. Whether it is your business or your career - rapid growth is Janet’s mantra. Her clients regularly increase revenues by more than 40% and achieve unparalleled share growth in the markets they cover.

Janet has spent the past two decades making a difference in our industry, as an executive and as a consultant and trusted advisor. She is dedicated to the advancement of Women in Technology, founding her not for profit “Tech World’s Half” in 2017 to address the issue of women dropping out of technology. She has coached, mentored and counseled hundreds of Women in the industry to success and is regularly called upon to speak about empowering and advancing Women in the technology industry. She practices what she preaches having earned numerous industry channel awards, including three 5- Star Channel Program Awards (Motorola, Verizon and Cisco EMEA).

A native of the Garden state, she now resides in Florida with her husband Roy and has two children Sean (a real estate investor and entrepreneur) and Ashlyn (a social media expert). In her spare time, she enjoys the beach and Star Wars.

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