Janette Marx has worked in the recruitment industry for over 25 years. In 2014, she joined Swift Worldwide Resources as COO and led the integration of Swift and Air Energi, who merged to form Airswift in 2016.
As CEO of Airswift since June 2018, Janette is focused on growing the company to become the number one provider for its customers and the employer of choice for its employees. She has the perfect balance of operational experience and passion for customer care.
Since she joined the leadership team, Airswift has expanded exponentially, growing geographically, and having gained market share in key adjacent industries.
The organization has also become the key source of information on workforce trends in the energy industry, thanks to the success of GETI – The Global Energy Talent Index. This is a keystone talent report that analyzes trends in the oil and gas, renewables, power, nuclear and petrochemicals sectors.
As a champion of employee development, Janette identifies potential within her employees and then acts as the catalyst on their path toward growth. She provides sponsorship and exposure to help advance employees’ careers.
Prior to joining Airswift, Janette spent 19 years at Adecco ultimately running the engineering, technical, medical, and science divisions.
Janette holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
Janette is involved in several different community and philanthropic activities, including:
The American Cancer Society's CEOs Against Cancer
American Staffing Association
University of Houston’s Bauer School of Business
The Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce
Equity in Energy Ambassador for the U.S. Department of Energy
Janette has received several accolades in recent years:
Pride Global Trailblazing Woman in 2022
World Affairs Council Global Leader of Influence 2020
Houston Business Journal’s 2019 Women Who Mean Business Award in Energy
SIA Staffing 100 designation for North America (men and women) in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023
‘Breakthrough Woman’ by the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce in 2018
Bullseye ‘Staffing Leader of the Year’ in 2018
GRIT award for Pioneering Females in 2018
SIA Global Power 150 Women in Staffing (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023)
Houston Business Journal's Most Admired CEO List 2023
What makes Airswift different?
Our People. Simply put, we are a people business and put people at the heart of everything we do. Wherever you go around the world, the experience you receive from Airswift should be captured by the high values we drive through our services organization.
Why are you passionate about what you do?
We impact our local communities, countries and the world by what we do. We are truly global and taking that viewpoint to everyone we work with changes the dynamic of how we operate. Our vision says it best as we transform lives through the world of work. We really do!
Which Airswift value(s) do you think are particularly important and why?
All of them, of course! Safety is incredibly important, as the mental and physical wellbeing of our consultants, clients and colleagues always comes first. We do this with integrity, which drives excellence in the service we provide. As a result of how we work, we are grounded in seeing all our stakeholders grow both personally and professionally.
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