Janet Cloud is Co-Founder and COO of Smashblock, a high-tech startup. She is an accomplished senior technology and operations executive with global experience in medium to large companies. She was VP Operations & Technology and a board director at Advantage Group International, where she delivered digital products world-wide. She spent 10 years as EVP at TNS Canada/TNS U.S. (TNS Global) running Operations, Technology and transformational cross-border initiatives. With broad experience in banking, securities, consulting, B2B relationship management, market research, technology and digital products, Janet has transformed global organizations by inspiring high-performance teams executing digital innovation. Her key strengths include managing change and complexity, executive leadership for large operations, risk management, performance analytics, strategy design and execution, financial analysis, and deep industry expertise in IT and digital transformation.
Janet has more than 15 years’ experience on government, corporate and charitable boards. She is currently serving on the Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) board on the Audit and Finance Committee.
A passionate champion of literacy, Janet volunteers as a tutor with the “Beat the Street” program at Frontier College. She also volunteers her time to consult with non-profit agencies on their digital strategy and risk management.
Janet attained a BSc in Biology and an MBA in Operational Research and Management Information Systems from McGill University. She holds the internationally recognized Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation. She has also obtained her ICD.D designation from the Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto.