Jan has lived in the Greater Chicago area her entire life, growing up in the 'Back of the Yards' area of Chicago. She was the middle child and the most inquisitive of the three. She always loved to be around people and ask lots of questions. Her favorite game to play was 'store', where she was always the manager and loved to work with her "customers". She was a Blue Bird and a Camp Fire Girl and enjoyed being active with her friends. Her family moved to the southwest suburbs where she attended private schools through high school. She had quite a few 'hobbies' and interests growing up, including gardening, fashion, sewing, playing the piano, and doing anything that included being creative or scientific. She was a nerd who loved to talk about the weather, astronomy, and help her Dad work on cars.
After graduating from high school in the top 5% of her class, she attended Roosevelt University in Downtown Chicago. She started out as a music major who loved to take biology and chemistry, because they were fun. Jan eventually pursued her Business Degree. The combination of her love of being around people, selling, fashion, and doing business led her to successfully build a career in retail management.
Jan worked for some of the most successful retailers in the world, starting out as a store manager and eventually becoming a Regional V.P. for a New York based ladies fashion chain. Jan welcomed any and all challenges that retail could throw her way. Ultimately her hard work paid off in a big way with a travel retail firm, where she became a Regional Director of Operations. While traveling weekly across North America and the Caribbean, she handled over $100 million in annual sales. Her ability to be entrepreneurial, come up with creative solutions to challenges, and think strategically, combined with her willingness to be hands on, rewarded her with multiple awards in driving sales and marketing.
Jan is now enthusiastically pursuing her lifelong dream of serving clients in the residential Real Estate field. She is married, and lives with her husband and rescue kitties, Nickolas and Palmer in Naperville.
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