Innovation – nutrition – community . . . these all describe Janice’s passion for working with companies and their leaders in the Food/CPG industry. Having been an athlete since childhood, she has always taken an interest in nutrition, healthy living, and of late, global concerns plaguing our youth’s future . . . obesity, environmental sustainability and food safety. Also, Janice put herself through college while working in various retail organizations and took an early interest in the retail business, especially relative to merchandising, consumer buying trends and overall CPG marketing.
Janice has transferred such passion in working with companies throughout the Food supply chain and various household brand name companies in the CPG space. Some of the companies Janice has worked with include: Kellogg’s, Ahold, Domino’s, ConAgra, Concessions Food International, NSF, Dept. of Agriculture, Kohler, La-Z-Boy, MASCO and Herman Miller
Pursues Excellence – Collaborates Creatively – Achieves Beyond Expectations.
Some of the words that Food/CPG leaders have used to describe how Deb partners with her clients. Clients like Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Ahold, 3M, Honeywell, Marriott, The McLane Company, Inc., AT&T Wireless, and Best Buy. Whether it’s with retailers, manufacturers, or professional services teams, Deb helps leaders tap the collective wisdom and creativity of their teams to quickly turn it into measureable results.
Deborah holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of St. Thomas and has completed post-graduate studies through Wharton Executive Education. She’s been the recipient of numerous awards including the President’s Recognition Award and Commitment to Leadership Development Award from Wal-Mart.
Food Industry - World food production must rise at least 50% by 2030 to meet increasing global demand. Further compounding the supply issue is the complex challenge of ensuring the quality and safety of food in a globalized food supply chain.
Navigating these unchartered territories in order to preserve and expand the world’s safe food supply, in step with demand, is the mandate of our current and next generation future food industry leaders. Paragon is passionate about being part of the solution, and committed to supporting and developing the future face of Food/CPG industry leaders.
CPG Industry - Emerging from the economic whirlwind of the past few years, is a new breed of astute shoppers who are seasoned in bargain hunting and coupon clipping and still remain hungry for value. Under the banner of fiscal responsibility, conservative shopping behaviors that initially emerged in response to the economic downturn are expected to prevail beyond the recession. In addition, sustainable packaging initiatives are at the forefront of environmental concern. CPG companies big and small need to shift their business models to fit this change in consumer values.
Paragon sees shifting times as an opportunity for clients to assess their business leadership focuses, identify where changes need to be made, create an effective plan of action, and make a smooth transition into a new era of your business.