Janson Associates, LLC.


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Kim Janson is the President and CEO of Janson Associates, a firm dedicated to “unleashing people’s potential globally”. Prior to establishing Janson Associates, Kim was the Chief Talent Management Officer at the H. J Heinz Company. While there, she was responsible for leadership development, organizational effectiveness, learning, diversity, change management, performance management, succession and executive coaching.  Kim joined Heinz in June 2008 and through her five years at Heinz, the company was recognized as the industry leader for top talent with more than 30 quarters of consecutive growth.

Kim Janson

President and CEO

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Kim came to Heinz from Bank of America where she served as the Senior Vice President of Leadership Development for the Global Wealth Business. She is best known for her work there as an executive coach, coaching the presidents and CEOs running the Private Bank, Columbia Management (proprietary asset management company), the Alternative Investments business, the Global Wealth Products business and the Retirement business. She was recruited to join the Bank of America after ten years at Hasbro, Inc. as the Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness, Leadership Development, Learning and Diversity responsible for creating and building out those functions.   Kim began her corporate career at Bank of Boston followed by BancBoston Mortgage Corporation, after teaching high school in Rhode Island. She serves as an executive coach and instructor at the Harvard Business School. Kim is the author of Demystifying Talent Management, and of Becoming Top Talent, coming soon.

Kim has been on the ground working with leadership teams in over 40 countries for over 20 years. She has hosted and successfully conducted programs in Singapore, China, Malaysia, Russia, New Zealand, England, France, Canada, Holland, Italy, Mexico, Chile, Spain, Dubai, Australia and the United States.

Kim and her husband Mike of 24 years run a very successful champion level horse farm.  Zanger Hill Stables (www.zangerhillstables.com) breeds, trains, competes and sells top level Hunter/Jumper, Equitation and Grand Prix show horses in the US, Florida and South America. They are among the few US breeders of an exclusive and highly desirable Belgian Warmblood line of champions. Kim and Mike’s children, Michael (21) and Hannah (19) share their parents' passion for horses and train at an Olympic level. They are two of the top riders in the nation with the wins to show for it.

Graduating from the University of Rhode Island with Bachelor degrees in English, and History, she obtained a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Rhode Island College. Her second Masters, a Masters of Science in Organizational Development, was obtained from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. Kim is currently pursuing a PhD in Business Administration from Northcentral University.