Jane brings extensive IT and business management experience to Next Gear Solutions. Over the years, she has worked for a variety of companies and held many roles. This diverse background provide her a well-balanced, comprehensive understanding of both the technical and business worlds. This understanding allows her to translate business challenges into technical solutions. In addition, Jane works to see the ‘big picture’ in any engagement. This enterprise perspective enables her to grasp the business value of the project and to discover opportunities for business process improvement.
Jane started her career in IT, by managing a segment of University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh computer operations while working her way through college. After graduating, Jane furthered her IT career by joining the Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Most recently, Jane was with FNC, Inc., a SaaS startup. Jane was instrumental in establishing a number of initiatives at FNC. She instituted a quality assurance program, acted as their first product manager, deployed a business intelligence (BI) solution, and was a founding member of their business process improvement (BPI) group. In addition, Jane managed FNC’s Project Management Office (PMO). The PMO consisted of 6 teams whose responsibility was to implement software solutions to nationwide mortgage lenders. In her tenure, the PMO implemented 7 enterprise platforms and numerous platform enhancements, which doubled FNC’s revenue.