Verrill is pleased to announce that, effective Jan. 1, 2022, the firm has elevated Jillian Kanter to director of marketing & business development and Jane Rankin to director of finance.
Kanter oversees the firm’s growing marketing and business development department in addition to working closely with firm leadership to ensure all marketing and business development initiatives support the overarching strategic goals of the firm. Kanter has a background in public relations and marketing in the professional services sector in particular, including on both the agency and in-house side. She has been recognized by the Maine Public Relations Council with both the Rising Star and President’s Awards. She is a member of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maine Marketing & Development Committee and a “Subject Matter Expert” in communications and marketing for SCORE Maine. Kanter earned her MBA from the University of Southern Maine and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut.
Rankin, a Certified Public Accountant, has more than a decade of experience in accounting. Rankin works closely with the CFO and the Senior Leadership Team, playing a critical role in overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Accounting department. In her tenure at the firm, she has played an integral role in implementing a number of new financial systems. Prior to joining Verrill in 2018 as the Accounting Manager, she was an audit manager at a regional accounting firm. Rankin earned her bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in accounting and her MBA from the University of Maine. She is an active volunteer and board member of a local dog rescue.
Over the past year, Verrill has gone through a number of leadership changes in conjunction with its strong growth, in addition to Kanter and Rankin, last year brought the elevation of Chrissie Eastin to director of human resources and Rob Wright to director of operations, in addition to welcoming a new COO, Jim Durham. On the first of this year, Verrill also appointed a new CFO, Lisa LaMarche.