Today on the WAM podcast, host Linda Rigano interviews Jan Weiss, recently retired from a successful career in commercial credit and collections, across a number of industries. Today, Jan is an active volunteer in numerous local community organizations and is an independent producer for a prominent Broadcasting Service. In this episode, Jan shares her professional journey and gives listeners expert advice to help view their credit and collections as a hidden profit center.
A lifelong philanthropist, Jan is a big believer in following your passions and not being afraid to take risks. Tune in today and hear Jan’s tips for businesses. Also hear more about her biggest influencers over the years and her best advice for women in manufacturing.
Meet Our Guest, Jan Weiss
Seasoned professional as Director of Credit and Collection in commercial collections, in a broad range of industries including communications, publishing, watch and fine jewelry manufacturing, and television broadcasting. Her expertise includes establishing sound Credit and Collection policies and procedures, computer conversions of accounts receivable, computer program evaluations for adequate tools for credit and collection department, referral of accounts to outside collection agencies, and so much more. Jan has proven successes in establishing sound and standardized credit and collection policies, recruiting, and building a strong credit and collection department to run with profit center results. Highly effective and results-driven.
Meet Your Host, Linda Rigano
Linda Rigano is the Principal Consultant of The Rigano Group. Her expertise and enthusiasm for strategic and effective communication permeate all that she does as a consultant to B2B and B2C technology, manufacturing, supply chain, and publishing organizations to improve business performance and stakeholder relationships by building highly successful and measurable communications programs.
With over 20 years of industry experience, Linda has excelled in helping organizations advance the discussion of important industry issues. She was central to the development and promotion of ThomasNet’s annual Industry Market Barometer® (IMB) survey on the state of manufacturing, the ThomasNet/ISM “30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars” Recognition Program, and ThomasNet’s North American Scholarship Program. Linda also served as Director of Strategic Alliances for ThomasNet, and for many years was the Publisher of the Thomas Food Industry Register.
Throughout her career, Linda has been an active participant and presenter for manufacturing, supply management, and business associations. She is widely quoted in business and trade media, including Bloomberg Businessweek, Nightly Business Report, and Industry Today. Linda holds an MBA in marketing from Fordham University.
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