Stericycle is proud to announce that Janet Zelenka, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Information Officer, was named to the 2023 Crain’s Chicago Business Notable Leaders in Finance list. The list recognizes financial leaders in the Chicago area, who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership skills in navigating today’s most pressing business challenges and overseeing new frontiers.
Ms. Zelenka joined Stericycle in 2019 as CFO, bringing a strong breadth of expertise across corporate finance, accounting, information technology, and operations. She assumed the additional duties and responsibilities of CIO in 2020 to further support effective IT-related internal controls, the implementation of a North American enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, and the enhanced efficiency of financial systems. Throughout her time at Stericycle, Ms. Zelenka has pursued projects and innovative solutions that have advanced Stericycle’s key business priorities.
“Janet's accomplishments and financial acumen make her highly deserving of this honor,” said Cindy J. Miller, President and Chief Executive Officer at Stericycle. “Her ability to connect finance with other major aspects of the business to create measurable impact for our organization makes her an undeniable asset. Stericycle continues to be proud of her commitment to improving our business and its processes on a large scale.”
Crain’s Chicago Business Notable Leaders in Finance list recognizes Managing Directors as well as Vice Presidents, Executive Vice Presidents, and C-suite executives who promote inclusive practices in the workplace and demonstrate exceptional leadership through both their professional organizations and through service initiatives.
“It’s an honor to join this list of talented financial leaders and to learn from their challenges and achievements,” commented Ms. Zelenka. “I’d like to recognize the hard work and unique perspectives of not only these leaders but of my colleagues at Stericycle, who guide our business to help customers in a safe, responsible, and sustainable way.”
Ms. Zelenka currently serves on the board of directors for U.S. Venture and Ideal Industries, Inc. She also serves on Harper College’s C-Suite Advisory Council and is a member of The Chicago Network and the Chicago Chapter of the American Statistical Association. In the past year, she has received several awards, including the Bronze Stevie® Award for Technology Executive of the Year, the Chicago CIO of the Year ORBIE Award (Enterprise) and the CIO+ Award from The Executives’ Club of Chicago, SIM Chicago and AITP Chicago.