Nick Janus

Based in Washington State

Serving Washington State, Oregon, and the surrounding area

Favorite Quote

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending…”

– C. S. Lewis

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I have been involved in business for as long as I can remember. My father founded and ran the largest travel agency in Nevada, and I started working there at 15. My professional career spans more than 25 years. It started in public accounting with a small CPA firm in Portland, Oregon. From there I moved to a large regional public accounting firm where I became a Senior Manager in the audit practice supporting manufacturing and distribution companies in the middle market.

Post public accounting, I entered industry and have held finance positions in a large international company and have served as a vice president, chief financial officer, and chief executive officer in middle market manufacturing companies. It was in some of my recent positions that I learned the value of business operating systems. In my role as chief executive officer, my team and I implemented an operating system with great success. Getting to work with Pinnacle as a Guide is both an honor and a very exciting next step in my career.

I graduated from Concordia University in Portland, Oregon, have a post-baccalaureate certificate in accounting from Portland State University, and a master’s degree in information systems from the University of Washington, Foster School of Business.   

I currently live in the small town of Blaine, Washington with my wife of nearly 30 years. We have raised two children who are off on their own. Outside of work, I enjoy golf, watching the English Premier League, and have become a novice birder since we moved to Blaine.