Janet Soto Rodriguez, Business Oregon
Janet is a brilliant systems thinker with a true commitment to addressing root causes and delivering real and lasting solutions. On a statewide level she successfully managed and delivered key insights and recommendations to Business Oregon regarding opportunities to enhance rural entrepreneurial ecosystems. Her findings inspired new strategies for communication, metric evaluation, and community engagement that were instrumental in developing locally responsive initiatives.
Jill Fuglister, Meyer Memorial Trust
I’ve worked with Janet on many projects over the years. I bring her on board because she’s got great insights and sharp analytical skills, is a team player, and always delivers a great product.
Gustavo Cruz, Jr., Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce & Prosper Portland
I have participated in the strategic planning process as a member of numerous boards and committees, and my experience with Janet Hammer and The Collaboratory was outstanding. She and her team thoughtfully and efficiently synthesized numerous perspectives, and brought direction to our board. It was a pleasure to work with The Collaboratory.
Dan Gundersen, Former COO, Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority & Fellow International Economic Development Council
Janet's thought leadership introduced the Triple Bottom Line concept to the economic development profession. She is now on the front lines of a new economy that embraces and measures sustainability because it is smart and profitable to do so.