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Kim Janson

President and CEO

Kim has been on the ground working with leadership teams in over 40 countries for more than 25 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. Janson Associates works with firms from start-up level to Fortune 100 companies in all industries. Kim serves as an executive coach and instructor at the Harvard Business School. Kim is the author of Demystifying Talent Management.

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 came to Heinz from Bank of America where she served as the Senior Vice President of Leadership Development for the Global Wealth Business. Prior to that, she was 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.  


Kim and her husband Mike of 27 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. Their children, Michael (24) and Hannah (21) share their parents' passion for horses and train at an Olympic level as top riders in the nation with the wins to show for it. 

Kim graduated holds Bachelor’s degrees in English, and History from the University of RI, a Master of Arts in Teaching from Rhode Island College, a Master of Science in Organizational Development from Lesley University in Cambridge and is on track to finish her PhD in Business Administration from Northcentral University this year. Kim is also a Board of Trustee Member for Bay View Academy, an all-girls college preparatory institution.

Kim Janson is the President and CEO of Janson Associates, a firm dedicated to “unleashing people’s potential globally”. Her global firm assists executives, teams and organizations in a variety of ways including executive coaching, large- or small-scale change efforts, M&A work, cultural transformation, embedding talent systems, driving higher levels of business performance, leadership and management development, strategic planning and many other ways.