Jan Finnesand

Helping businesses
identify opportunities
for growth, through
the lens of; planet,
people, profit.

Helping businesses
identify opportunities
for growth, through
the lens of; planet,
people, profit.

Planet.
People.
Profit.

About Jan Finnesand

Jan is an experienced strategist, mentor, and innovation director with an entrepreneurial mindset and a compassionate leadership style that combines creativity and management consulting in order to support and enable future growth.

That during the past 20 years, has developed a set of skills that enables him to envision, direct, and drive future opportunities into tangible business outcomes. Crossing strategy, business, design, communication, and technology in order to challenge the current dominant industry logic, propose new-to-the-world services, business model innovations, restructure organizations for future resilience, and co-create new value enabling synergies and value constellations.

Believing purpose-driven organizations are those that will succeed in the future and convinced that futures’ thinking and creativity are critical capabilities in order to transform current businesses into customer-centric organizations.

— Where growth must manifest through the triple sustainability lens of; planet, people, profit.

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Business Environment & Key Capabilities

As business environments are exponentially becoming more complex, and competitive advantages become more transient. Innovation as a capability has never before been more mission-critical.

This is where Jan comes in.

Applying his broad set of experience and skills in the follwing capabilites, making him uniquely positioned to support senior management in their pursuit of future growth.

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Business Transformation

a

Management
Consulting & Future
Growth Strategy

Since 2017

Business Growth

b

Strategic Design
& Strategic
Foresight

Since 2015

Business Growth

c

Innovation Strategy
& Business Model
Innovation

Since 2011

Creativity & Leadership

d

Creative Direction,
Creative Strategy &
Art Direction

Since 2006

Craft & Execution

e

Design, Concept
Development &
Creativity

Since 1999

Value Proposition & Key Processes

As an innovation strategist and business design professional, Jan is convinced that in order to sense and seize future opportunities, reconfigure organizations for resilience, and accelerate innovations. Organizations need to apply a future-back mindset, in addition to the traditional present-forward approach, in order to remain competitive and relevant.

Through combining key capabilities such as Innovation Strategy, Strategic Foresight, Strategic Design, Discovery-Driven Planning, and Design Thinking. Delivering value through the following key processes:

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1

Inspire,
advise, and align
key stakeholders for
strategic choices,
and direction

Strategic Foresight
& Management Consulting

2

Analyze,
envision, and
conceptualize
strategic options
for action

Innovation Strategy &
Business Model Innovation

3

Structure,
direct, and lead
prioritized options
through incubation,
and validation

Creative Direction
& Service Innovation

4

Reframe,
structure, and
restructure
organizations for
resilience

Organisational Design
& Management Consulting

5

Advice,co-implement,
and scale validated
options into the
preformance
matrix

Business Transformation<
& Management Consulting

Work Experience

With a broad and varied career, Jan has gained in-depth experience and knowledge in a multiple set of fields. From design, concept development, and creative direction — To innovation strategy, business model innovation, and management consulting.

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2020 - Present

ix

Future
Growth Strategist
(Mgt. Consultant)

LinkedIn.com

2017 - 2020

viii

Principal,
Innovation Strategy
at EVRY SDL

evry.com

2016 - 2017

vii

Chief Design
Officer at
Movi

LinkedIn.com

2013 - 2016

vi

Strategy
& Creative
Director at
Finnesand
Consulting

LinkedIn.com

2010 - 2013

v

Senior Art
Director
&
Senior
Creative
at McCann

mccannworldgroup.com

2008 - 2010

iv

Digital
Advisor,
ArtDirector
& Designer
at Dinamo

dinamo.no

2005 - 2008

iii

Art Director
&
Senior
Designer
at Mediafront

mediafont.no

2005

ii

Multimedia
Designer
&
Art Director
at
McCann

mccann.no

1999 - 2005

i

Freelance
Designer,
Art Director
&
Creative
Director

LinkedIn.com

Get in Touch

Curious to know more, or just want to have a friendly chat? Contact Jan via e-mail, whether it is about innovation as a capability, consulting, new ventures, or job opportunities.