Director, Human Resources
Janine is a human resources maven who loves to make a scene. At Townhouse, she has made it her personal mission to manage the growth of our ranks while supporting and fostering the start-up vibe that makes this firm unique in the consulting field.
Prior to coming to Townhouse, she served in human resources for the US offices of Purolator International, a shipping giant akin to a FedEx or UPS of Canada. She is quick to point out the similarities between the shipping industry and consulting: both are high pressure, client-focused and detail oriented. Her ability to perform under pressure is a prized strength at Townhouse.
During her tenure at Purolator, she facilitated and coordinated recruitment activities and managed all of the employee relations, training and event planning for this division of 200-plus employees. It was there that she developed her career philosophy: that HR touches every aspect of a company from its brand personality to its back office workers and that by supporting a culture that supports employees, anything is possible. Not surprisingly, she sees supporting and scaling Townhouse’s unique culture as her main role here.
No stranger to enormous challenges, Janine previously developed and implemented the recruitment strategy for the Andaz Wall Street/Hyatt International hotel in New York City. She ran the selection and hiring process across departments, and had a hand in every single hire for this new hotel.
Janine began her career at Cintas where she participated in a two-year rotational program that introduced her to effective recruitment practices and immersed her in a range of functions from interviewing and managing employee relations programs to implementing policy and overseeing compliance.
Janine’s experience has taught her to stress the human side of HR. That means going above and beyond to know the hiring manager’s needs and the candidate behind the resume. It also taught her that HR doesn’t have to be all about policies and compliance—it can be fun, too. And Janine is nothing if not fun. This lifelong New Yorker is Townhouse’s foodie in residence and the go-to for all things new and flavorful in the city.