Finnesse Partners is a search and consulting firm dedicated exclusively to the MedTech industry.
For over 28 years, Janie Finn and her team have helped MedTech firms find exceptional talent to grow and successfully compete in this demanding marketplace.
Clients who have worked with us over the years know that our core principles of quality, personal relationships and commitment to the MedTech industry are more than just words on a page. This is how we do business. We truly pride ourselves in adding value to our fantastic client organizations and to the careers of so many wonderful candidates placed. Thank you for your trust in us.
JANIE FINN, President
Janie is the founder and President of Finnesse Partners. In 1986, Janie founded Hudson’s Healthcare Practice. Since that time, she has built the trust and admiration of employers and top talent in the MedTech community with her extraordinary commitment, collaborative approach and depth of industry knowledge. Through her exceptional performance and passion for her work, she has developed deep relationships and a reputation as a trusted advisor to the MedTech community. Today she is the nation’s go-to recruiting expert within this niche market. Janie is an active volunteer, community leader and charity board member. Janie is Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Emory University.
KRIS JANEY, Vice President
Kris is well known for aligning the strengths of the industry’s top talent with opportunities in a variety of functional areas. Her deep knowledge of the recruiting and medical device industries has been invaluable to the launch of Finnesse Partners. She worked alongside Janie Finn at Hudson and helped to grow the MedTech practice. Kris has over 15 years of recruiting experience including a long tenure at Pro Staff. Kris has led multiple operating units, cultivated internal staff, and significantly grew revenues and market share in strategic accounts across the country. Kris is a proud alumnus of North Dakota State University.
CHRIS GUSTANSKI, Vice President
Chris is known for his thorough approach to recruiting and assessing talent in addition to a great depth of knowledge in various functional areas within MedTech companies. He has successfully conducted searches ranging from manager to C-suite. Prior to joining the search industry in 2007, he spent 15+ years as a senior marketer and business development executive. Prior to joining Finnesse Partners, Chris served as a search consultant for DHR International and McKinley Group. Chris also possesses a MBA from the University of Minnesota and a Master of International Management from the University of St. Thomas.
DANA SHAPIRO, Associate
Dana is dedicated to helping clients hire candidates whose knowledge and personality uniquely qualify them for their organization’s position and culture. Prior to joining the search industry in early 2015, Dana was in business development for the b2b software industry. She is thrilled to be a member of the team at Finnesse Partners and part of the MedTech community. On the side, Dana is a choreographer and jewelry designer who enjoys these hobbies as well as kayaking and walking around the lakes in her spare time. She is an alumnus of Ithaca College.
SUE SMITH, Office Manager
Sue manages all operations, administration and support — from vendor relationships, executive assistance, interview coordination and streamlining processes to ensure Finnesse Partners runs smoothly. Her love and understanding of multifaceted roles has enabled her to be an invaluable member of the team. Sue has worked in the staffing industry for 10 years and has a firm understanding of the components that are needed to pull together to create a well-run organization. In her spare time, Sue enjoys going out with friends, walking, biking and spending time with her family.
MARC ERTL, Chief Financial Officer
Marc is Finnesse Partners’ Chief Financial Officer. He manages all financial functions of the company including advising management on financial issues. He has worked in multiple industries including MedTech over his 25 years career in accounting. Marc is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and possesses a Master’s Degree in Business Taxation from the University of Minnesota and Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Marc is also an avid outdoorsman engaging in hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities with his family.
NICOLE WELECZKI, Sourcing Director
Nicole aligns the strengths of candidates with the needs of her client companies in the medical device industry. Through her expertise identifying and recruiting candidates at the executive level to the individual contributor level, Nicole has provided staffing solutions to her clients’ most difficult hiring challenges. Nicole’s proactive initiatives, exceptional commitment and level of service are reflected in her strong relationships with candidates and clients. She has over 10 years’ experience in executive search with venerable firms such as Doherty Employment Group, Hudson and Ceridian. Nicole is an alumnus of the University of Minnesota.