Deep connections.
Enduring relationships.
Unwavering trust.

We’re a boutique search firm dedicated exclusively to the MedTech industry. Over our 30+ year history, we’ve helped clients ranging from medical device start-ups to Fortune 100 companies find the exceptional talent they need to 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. Returning clients make up a large percentage of our business–many of Janie’s clients have been with her over her entire career. This is our calling and we can’t imagine doing anything else. Thank you for putting your trust in us.

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Janie Finn, Finnesse Partners Founder and President

Janie Finn, Founder and President

Janie founded and built the healthcare practice of Hayden & Associates in 1986, and it was acquired by Hudson in 2003. Since that time, she has gained the trust and admiration of employers and top talent in the MedTech community through her extraordinary commitment, collaborative approach and deep 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, charity board member and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Emory University.

Amy Asbury, Vice President of Business Development

Amy Asbury is passionate about understanding the fine details and specific qualities you need in your next employee. She is a fixture in the med-tech community of Minnesota and an active participant in the global med-tech community. Amy believes that when the right people are on the right team the sky is the limit. She can help you build a high performing team or find that position for which you are the right fit! Amy was placed by Janie Finn in 2004, as the Director of Business Development at StoneArch Creative, an agency she calls “the best in the business.” She helped grow StoneArch into a nationally recognized health and medical marketing agency over a 14-year career until she joined Finnesse. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and holds a master’s degree from National Louis University, Heidelberg campus. She is a proud wife and mother of a teenager and a tween-ager who keeps her young and young-at-heart!

Sue Smith, Finnesse Partners Office Manager

Sue Smith, Vice President of Operations

Sue ensures everything at Finnesse Partners runs like a well-oiled machine. She has worked in the staffing industry for more than a decade, and manages all operations, administration and support, including vendor relationships, executive assistance, coordinating interviews and streamlining processes. In her spare time, Sue enjoys going out with friends, walking, biking and spending time with her family.

Kris Janey, Vice President of Recruiting

Kris leverages her deep knowledge of the recruiting and medical device industries to align the strengths of the industry’s top talent with opportunities in a variety of functional areas. She has been recruiting medical device talent for 17 years and worked alongside Janie Finn at Hudson before starting Finnesse Partners with her. Her 25+ years of recruiting experience include a long tenure at Pro Staff where she led multiple operating units, cultivated internal staff, and significantly grew revenue and market share in strategic accounts across the country. Kris is a proud alumnus of North Dakota State University.

Dana Shapiro, Finnesse Partners Associate

Dana Shapiro, Recruitment Director

Dana is dedicated to helping clients hire candidates whose knowledge and personality uniquely qualify them for their organization’s position and culture. She has a great understanding of the MedTech space and what it takes for a candidate to be successful in a role. Prior to joining the search industry in early 2015, Dana was in business development for the B2B software industry. In addition to her interest in everything MedTech, she is a choreographer, jewelry designer, and kayaker. She enjoys walking around the lakes in her spare time and is an alumnus of Ithaca College.

Merrill Silver, Senior Recruitment Specialist

Merrill is focused on providing top talent to the medical device industry with a keen focus on strategic and sustainable fits for both the company and candidate. Prior to joining Finnesse Partners, Merrill was involved in technical searches for operations and supply chain talent. In her spare time, Merrill enjoys riding her horses and spending time outdoors with friends and family. Merrill is a proud alumnus of North Dakota State University.

Mark Ertl, Finnesse Partners Chief Financial Officer

Marc Ertl, Chief Financial Officer

Marc manages all financial functions of the company and advises management on financial issues. He has worked in multiple industries, including MedTech, over his 25-year accounting career. Marc is a Certified Public Accountant and holds 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 and enjoys hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities with his family.

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Finnesse Partners, LLC
3707 Grand Way, Suite 214
St Louis Park, MN 55416

ph: 952.232.6170

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