Meet the team: Janika Ahrenberg
January 11, 2019
Ask Janika Ahrenberg what she believes her most valuable trait is, as both a colleague and a consulting partner to her clients, and she’ll sum it two phrases: people skills and analytical thinking.
Being a “people person” has served Janika quite well over the years. She began her career in consulting, not by choice, but more by fate, when she was recruited by Accenture, one of the biggest consulting companies, at a student job fair back in 1997. She remained in that role for the next 15 years, filling her knowledge bank with as much information as she could about project management, CRM, process and concept development and generally, about bringing business and IT together.
In 2012, Janika’s career went in a different direction when she took a job on the “other side of the table” at Fonecta. She spent six years in expert and leadership roles focusing on data and analytics services for sales and marketing before coming full circle, back into consulting. Janika’s diverse experience has given her practical, inside insight into how companies really work, how different business functions interact and influence decisions and what kind of challenges businesses face in their daily operations. She now applies this knowledge and experience in her current role as a Senior Managing Consultant at Midagon.
A naturally curious person, Janika remembers fondly the day that her father surprised her with a computer in her early teens. Back then, computers were something that girls weren’t strongly encouraged to try, but that didn’t stop Janika. The technical and analytical skills she developed at such a young age, coupled with her sociable personality, helped her land her very first job. Today, those deep-rooted IT and soft skills have made Janika a versatile asset to everyone she works with.
When she’s not hard at work assisting her clients with their business transformation and digitalization needs, Janika can usually be found making music. Having learned how to play the piano as a young child, Janika says music helps her to escape stress and worry. Travel is also an enjoyable pastime, though the destination doesn’t necessarily have to be specific. Someplace warm, sunny and without home chores and morning alarm clock would do just fine!
In her present role at Midagon, Janika is putting her 20 years of experience in consultative and business development roles to work, helping her clients find newer and better ways to accomplish their organizational goals. Perhaps more importantly, she applies her ability as a people person to build a positive, supportive working environment for herself, her colleagues and her valued clients.