Co-founder and Principal
Janet is one of the original co-founders of KickStart Alliance. With more than 25 years of sales leadership experience, Janet has a passion for helping her clients achieve international growth. She brings a world-wide perspective in understanding how companies can achieve success in entering and expanding into new markets. Through her partnership with her clients, Janet inspires company executives and their teams to think differently, as she helps them assess, adapt, and apply the innovative business practices and productivity tools most appropriate for their business. Throughout her career, she’s built highly effective sales organizations, achieved and extended sales growth in new markets, and harnessed sales power through direct, channel partners, inside and field-based sales organizations.
Janet’s most recent corporate experience was with ShoreTel, where as VP Sales she helped the company turn-around to achieve profitability, rise from obscurity to #8 in market-share (now #3) and a later IPO. Prior to ShoreTel, Janet was a member of the founding executive team at Latitude Communications (later acquired by Cisco), a pioneer in voice and web conferencing. As VP Sales, Janet took Latitude from zero revenue to profitability and a successful IPO. Prior business experience includes Octel Communications (now Avaya) and ROLM/IBM (now Siemens).
Janet received the Silicon Valley Tribute to Women in Industry (TWIN) Award in 1994. She graduated magna cum laude from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC and holds a B.A. in English. Janet is a pilot and active in EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association), AOPA (Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association), Treasurer of PML Aviation Association and Safety Officer of PML Aero Club.