Mr. Kristan has 31 years of global retained executive search firm leadership and consulting experience for companies throughout the world. Mr. Kristan is the Founder and President of Kristan International Inc., a retained executive search firm established in 1983 and headquartered in Houston, Texas.
Kristan International Inc. conducts domestic and international retained search assignments for global corporations, private enterprises, consulting firms, service organizations, nonprofit and start-ups and his firm has completed search assignments throughout North America and internationally.
Mr. Kristan has traveled extensively throughout his career to meet or interview executives, managers and owners of many of the most successful and progressive companies in the world and has also attended numerous industry events and trade shows.
He has delivered presentations to large audiences at annual meetings or conventions and is one of the founding members of Eyes of Texas Partners, an IT, Oil & Gas, Services and Manufacturing angel investment group headquartered in Austin, Texas and has served as a Judge at Rice University’s world renowned Rice Alliance Business Plan Competition.
In addition, due to his in-depth knowledge and expertise in the recruitment industry, he has conducted seminars focused on attracting, hiring and retaining superior employees to various organizations. Prior to launching Kristan International, Mr. Kristan had 3 and half years of previous global search experience with a global world renowned search firm, entering the retained executive search industry upon graduating from the Pennsylvania State University.
Janet Kristan is the Managing Partner of Kristan International Inc. and joined the firm 12 years ago and has led search teams on executive search assignments domestically and internationally.
Prior to joining Kristan International, Janet had over 8 years’ experience in sales, marketing and leadership roles with 3 global multibillion dollar world-renowned companies including Honeywell, Kohler Company and Mannington.
Janet graduated from Houston Baptist University in 1994, where she received dual degrees in Finance and Marketing. Janet has met with key executives throughout the country on search projects and conducted numerous presentations to large audiences as well as major corporations over the years.
In addition to spearheading search projects throughout the US, Janet has led search assignments in South America and Mexico as she is fluent in Spanish.
She is very active in the community and has volunteered for numerous philanthropy organizations including Texas Children’s Hospital and Special Olympics as well as held leadership roles with the National Charity League.