Director of Business Development
Janet Koechel is a human resources veteran with over 25 years of experience in compensation design. She has worked in a wide variety of industries including oil and gas, health care, telecommunications, retail, manufacturing etc.
Recently she joined Paradox Compensation Advisors as the Director of Business Development and is actively networking through Core 24 to introduce new clients to her colleagues Billie Day and Marsha Cameron. Having partnered with them on numerous projects, she was so impressed with their business model that she decided to help market their expert compensation consulting services to prospective clients in the southwest. Marsha and Billie combine big firm consulting expertise with corporate human resources experience to deliver high-quality, pragmatic solutions for their clients.
Prior to 2015, Koechel spent 15 years as Managing Director of her own compensation consulting firm, JFK Consulting, Inc., where she developed strategic total rewards programs for both domestic and multinational companies. Earlier in her career she served as Director of Compensation & Benefits, Compensation Consultant and Manager of Compensation for several Fortune 500 companies.
Janet has published articles in a variety of compensation venues including workspan for WorldatWork the compensation and benefits professional. A frequent presenter at human resources conferences, she has particularly enjoyed speaking at the Texas Total Rewards conferences numerous times in the last 15 years which have been held in Dallas, Austin and Houston. She has spoken on topics such as performance measures, mergers and acquisitions, salary surveys, incentive plan design, gender pay discrimination, FLSA compliance and related topics.
Why I love my job:
“Helping clients find solutions to their total rewards challenges. I enjoy learning about the dynamics of different companies and the challenges they face in striving for excellence in their sector. I also love mentoring young HR professionals and guiding them in their careers and sharing my experiences to help them achieve success.”
Most people don’t know I:
I enjoy the art of Ikebana – Japanese flower arranging because of its symbolism and simplistic beauty. It provides me an artistic outlet.
Best thing ever:
Moving to Texas
Wish from a genie:
To go back to college knowing what I know now
My Favorite Place is:
My last meal would be:
My favorite book:
Favorite business book: Built to Last by Collins and Porras. Favorite fiction Catcher in The Rye by J.D. Salinger.
Best Business Advice I Ever Received Was:
Believe in yourself!