Janeen Speer


Chief People Officer, Benevity

As Chief People Officer at Benevity, Janeen champions and exemplifies Benevity’s purpose-driven culture and firmly believes that great technology has the ability to change the world.

Janeen and her team work to fuel our rapidly growing, global employee base with mission-driven talent, ensuring everyone has the leadership and tools they require to thrive.

With more than 20 years of experience, Janeen brings deep expertise in recruitment, leadership development and talent management to her role at Benevity. No stranger to scale, she supported Shopify in growing from 5,000 to 10,000 employees in a three-year timeframe. Janeen has also held senior leadership roles at WestJet, Lululemon and Starbucks.

Janeen speaks on topics such as the future of work, scaling culture and talent best practices. She serves on the national board of Junior Achievement and is based in Calgary with her husband and two girls. During winter months, Janeen can be found enjoying downhill skiing (and après-skiing!) in Fernie, BC.