Jana manages day-to-day activity at Avantra, focused on our clients’ experience and interaction with the firm. She is responsible for account openings and general client service. Before joining Avantra, Jana worked at Merrill Lynch where she was responsible for client service, relationship building, and account maintenance. She began her career in financial services as a Client Associate for Merrill Lynch in the Minneapolis Complex. Prior to that, she was the assistant set designer for Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey and a set designer for many smaller theatrical shows in the New York area.
Jana received her Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre from the College of St. Benedict in Minnesota and her Master’s Degree in Theatrical Set Design from North Carolina School of the Arts. In her free time, Jana volunteers with her children’s schools and designs sets for a local dance company. You can also catch her at the ball field watching her son play baseball, or at the barn watching her daughter ride horses. She resides in Enola, Pennsylvania, with her husband and two children.