This month we interviewed Jennifer Janson, Director of Communications, OMERS Ventures and found out how she transitioned from owning and running a leading UK b2b technology PR agency, Six Degrees, to heading up communications for a global giant in the venture capital sector based in Ontario, Canada. An absolute delight to catch up – Jen was one of Q&R’s first clients over a decade ago! Fascinating to see how her life has changed over that period.
Q1. How did the pandemic affect you and your organisation?
Q2. What have you learned about yourself as a leader since you moved from agency side to in-house?
Q3. Who are your mentors? How do you stay motivated?
Q4. How are you using data when formulating strategy?
Q5. What will you do differently from a leadership POV, if at all, in the next five years?
Q6. Who or what inspires you and what is the bit of advice you would give your 18-year-old self?
Jennifer supports OMERS portfolio companies with all things brand and reputation. She’s also responsible for driving brand awareness of OMERS Ventures globally. Jennifer has a 20+ year track record advising businesses on reputation risk mitigation, communications and PR. She has worked with companies ranging from small, high-growth consumer businesses to blue-chip multinationals. With a strong focus on the science, engineering and technology sectors, she built and successfully sold a UK-based communications agency, Six Degrees, in 2018. As the author of The Reputation Playbook (Harriman House 2014) Jennifer is frequently called on as a speaker and commentator, and has been featured in The Globe and Mail, The Sunday Times and The Wall Street Journal. Jennifer holds a degree in English from Queen’s University.
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