Name: Jan Berger
LinkedIn URL: www.janpaulberger.com
Executive Network Member Since (Year): 2018
Newly-Landed Position + Company: Director, Global Risk Management
Prior to landing your new position, were you currently working or in-transition? I was working as a finance consultant.
How did you get connected to the company where you landed your new role? Through a contact I had at their commercial insurance broker. I’ve known the contact for about 10 years. He learned that the person in the position was retiring, and thought I might be a good fit for the role.
What allowed you to stand-out during the interview process? My years of experience, multi-industry knowledge, MBA, and the direct referral.
Did you encounter any challenges while being vetted for this new position? If so, how did you overcome them? Not really. This position seemed to be a good fit from the start.
If you could give an in-transition executive any piece of advice, what would it be? Sounds cheesy, but NETWORK. Most positions are garnered through referrals.
What events and/or resources offered by the Executive Network have helped enhance your career? The mixers and “speed meeting” events were great to refresh networking skills and elevator pitches.