Advisory Board Biography

Joseph E. Jannotta
Chairman and Founder
Jannotta, Bray & Associates

Joe Jannotta has been building and leading successful companies for over 30 years. His corporate career has included senior roles with branded consumer products manufacturers and retailers, Osco Drug and Yoplait. He then prior to transitioning into professional services where he started and built Jannotta, Bray & Associates into a national career consulting firm, and founded the Association of Outplacement Consulting Firms International (AOCFI).

Recognized for his vision, innovation and “Midas touch,” Jannotta has led the start-up and rapid growth of two diversified consumer product and service companies. He negotiated the sale of these businesses to publicly held corporations for a significant premium creating substantial shareholder value. For over 20 years, Jannotta has shared his formula for success with others, as a career coach/mentor and specialist in human resource and workforce development. He has helped corporations groom their employees and business leaders, and helped advance the careers of thousands of professionals, managers and executives from all types of industries and functional disciplines.

Still committed to human resource optimization and workforce development, Jannotta mentors undergraduate students at Chicago State University and serves as the Vice Chairman of the university’s foundation. He is active in the Economic Club of Chicago.

Jannotta holds a BA from Williams College and MBA from the University of Chicago. He served as an officer and pilot in the U.S. Navy with a tour in Korea.