Jacqueline Janssen, CEO founded Janssen & Associates in 1978, and added Executive Recruiting for fortune 500 corporations in 1996. Jacqueline also served as a member of several nonprofit boards and realized what a few people could accomplish for a community. She saw the need for excellent executive leadership placement in nonprofit organizations. As an advocate for peace and social justice she believes that founders of nonprofits are the people who envision a better community, and succeeding in their mission, our world is a better place for all.
In 2008 Jacqueline brought Janssen & Associates’ sixteen years of executive recruiting methodology to a nonprofit organization’s new recruiting concept. For the next five years, Jacqueline grew the practice six times the size, implementing best recruiting practices. She also wholeheartedly embraced the philosophy of deploying Interim Executive Directors placed between a founder or long-term leader and the new Executive Director/CEO. Working with Tim Wolfred and the Compasspoint Interim training program, she selected and recruited former successful Executive Directors to participate in Interim Executive Director trainings, deploying trained IEDs from the Bay Area to New York. She began the practice of compiling Board members’ input on each IED’s expertise, management style and accomplishments becoming knowledgeable of the expertise of dozens of IEDs.
As the need for Interim deployment was increasing Jacqueline engaged Deborah Levy, Consultant and Interim Executive Director to work with her to create the National Association of Accredited Interim Executive Directors (NAAIED). J&A’s associate Interims are Founding Interims and with the charter Interim members provide vetting for incoming members.
Jacqueline also founded the Marin Founders Celebration to recognize and honor founders of Marin nonprofits who see what is missing and engage others in helping to support our communities. She believes that nonprofits are key to healthy communities. Focusing on individual founders, she co-created Architects of Opportunities, a weekly TV series on the passion and commitment it takes to start a successful nonprofit. Soon to broadcast in nine counties.
Jacqueline is a Nominated Changemaker for the White House’s United State of Women. She is a member of the International Association of Feminist Economics, Network of Nonprofit Search Consultants, Wednesday Morning Dialogue, co-author of two books, Leave Light and The Siege of Heptanese, a graduate of UC Berkeley and a native CA. She is also a commissioner on the Marin Women’s Commission.
Principal and Executive Recruiter
In her spare time, Patti volunteers at nonprofits and currently serves on the Development Committee for the historic West Point Inn on Mt Tamalpais, and as Media Liaison.
Maureen De Nieva-Marsh
Social Media Strategist
Janssen & Associates Team Member