Jana Rich

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Founder and CEO, Rich Talent Group

For more than 25 years, Jana has partnered with leading companies, from early stage to Fortune 500, helping to build teams of proven leaders and diverse thinkers. Jana founded Rich Talent Group in 2014 to focus on advancing diversity in leadership, particularly in consumer and technology spaces. With offices in San Francisco and New York, Rich Talent Group has worked with companies such as Adobe, Peloton, Eventbrite, Affirm, Lululemon and Epic Games to help build more diverse and inclusive leadership teams and boards of directors.

Additionally, Jana has built well-established relationships with many leading venture capital firms which include Lightspeed Venture Partners, GV, Coatue, Andreessen Horowitz and Forerunner Ventures.

Before founding Rich Talent Group, Jana spent over 18 years at two of the world’s largest executive search and assessment firms. At Russell Reynolds Associates, Jana led the Global Consumer Digital and Media practice and the Consumer Sector of North America. And at Korn Ferry International, she launched the industry’s first digital recruiting practice in 1996.

Jana is an advisory board member for MAKERS and World 50. She has served on the Forbes Executive Women’s Board and has been honoured three times by the San Francisco Business Times as one of the Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business. She received a BA in psychology from Vassar College and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.