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Janell  Pennington

Janell Pennington

Staffing Manager

Janell joined FGP in 2011 as an Accounting and Finance Recruiter focusing on contract, contract to hire and direct hire placements in the Upstate. In 2016, she moved into an Executive Search Consultant role, where she specialized in building relationships with accounting and finance professionals for direct hire placement. 

In 2018, Janell will lead the team to launch our professional staffing business line in Nashville, TN. Her focus will be on recruiting for contract, contract-hire and direct hire roles in multiple functional areas and industries. Her strength is finding the perfect candidate to fit each job both culturally and functionally for her clients. 

Janell’s placement experience includes CFOs, controllers, senior accountants, tax/audit seniors, staff accountants, financial analysts, internal auditors, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and credit/collections across many different industries. To date, she has had the opportunity to advise over 3000 candidates in their job search. Janell was recognized with the “Great by Choice” and “Rising Star” awards at FGP.

Fun Facts:  

What’s your favorite travel destination, or where would you like to go?

I traveled to Spain two years ago and was impressed with their culture and cuisine. The delicious tapas, the hospitality and the wine were amazing!

If you could have any other fantasy career what would it be and why?

Freelance Travel Photographer- I love to travel and explore new places. I traveled to Patagonia and hiked for days. I’d love to be able to share that beauty and experience with others while getting paid!

What motivates you to work hard?

I enjoy meeting and getting to know clients and candidates. Building that relationship and trust motivates me to go above and beyond until I find the right fit.