Jan van der Hoop
Jan van der Hoop President, Fit First Technologies Jan van der Hoop advises and consults with senior executives across North America on how to get their organizations running more smoothly by better aligning their talent with their operations. With more than 25 years of business, management and human resources experience, he has become known for his ability to connect people with results. Jan is president and co-founder of Fit First Technologies, a company that has turned the traditional approach to staffing on its head. He has been instrumental in helping clients such as, Atlantic Superstores, Admiral Insurance, CanElson and Nestlé Waters reduce turnover, increase efficiencies, and generate a return on investment of more than 300% in one year – all through better people practices. His views and opinions on hiring have been featured in media across the country including the National Post, the Globe and Mail, CTV News and various small business publications. Prior to Fit First Technologies, Jan was president of The People Factor – a leadership development and coaching organization that worked with companies to build their organizational capacity, grow their people and improve their financial results. He worked with an impressive client roster, including Nissan Canada, Procter & Gamble, Duke Energy, State Farm and Sleep Country Canada. He also has extensive Senior Management experience in both operations and HR having worked with a number of leading corporations, including Hilton International Hotels, PepsiCo and Office Depot. Jan has devoted his career to helping people and organizations to find better ways to work together. He speaks frequently on leadership and organizational performance issues to corporate, institutional, academic and association audiences.