Jan Nickerson

Senior Career Transitions Consultant

Jan has a long tenure at Find Great People and has served in several positions including Senior Outplacement Consultant and Executive Search Consultant. Throughout her 30+ year career, Jan has gained invaluable experience having served as a CFO, Controller, VP of Finance, Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chief Innovation Officer, Founder of an organization transformation consulting practice, Creativity Consultant, Inventor of a community-based game, and three times an executive in transition.

A Cornell MBA and a former Big 5 CPA, Jan started her career at Arthur Andersen, progressed to high tech financial management and ultimately Chief Financial Officer at an electronic banking subsidiary of Chase Bank. She then worked at the Girl Scouts of America as CFO for the Boston chapter of 40,000 members. Jan also served on the Board of Directors of a private equity management firm that acquired and transformed sleepy manufacturing businesses into high-performing enterprises. Jan is a recipient of FGP’s “Great Person of the Year” award.

Interesting Facts:

What do you love to do outside of work?

Outside of work, I love creating with yarn. I have designed and crocheted over 130 afghans. I am currently challenging myself with more advanced knitting projects. Whatever the project, I love impressionistic color blends in super soft yarn. I would love to get back to creating beauty with watercolor and stained glass – I am especially proud of creating in stained glass a triptych of a thistle overlooking mountain ridges, framed in wormy chestnut.

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

I would like to tour all the hamlets and regions of my ancestors, throughout the East Coast, Southeast and Midwest, and in England, Scotland and Ireland.

What is your personal life motto?

My favorite word is both. Preferring not to have to choose, I look for ways to get everything, whether that is for a candidate, a client, my family or myself.

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