Jana Rich
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Jana Rich

Founder & CEO
“As an entrepreneur, there are two questions that are the most important to answer: Are these the problems I want to solve? And, are these the people I want to solve them with?”

For nearly 30 years, Jana has partnered with leading companies, from early stage to Fortune 500, helping to build teams of proven leaders and diverse thinkers. Her clients – which include Adobe, Peloton, Eventbrite, Affirm, Lululemon, and Epic Games – have launched revolutions, small and large, that have changed the way we do business today.

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

Jana serves as an advisory board member for MAKERS, a media company that accelerates the women’s movement through real-life stories that ignite passion; and World 50, a private community for senior-most executives from globally respected organizations. She has served on the Forbes Executive Women’s Board and was a director of the Stanford Business School Women’s Initiative Network.

She was also a mentor in the Women’s eCommerce Network sponsored by Liberty Media. She served on the board of BringChange2Mind, a non-profit organization founded by the actress Glenn Close. Jana has been honored 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. Jana and her wife, Jill, live in Marin County with their dogs, Darby and Roo.