Our Purpose

Janes purpose is to improve global security through trusted intelligence by being the trusted global agency for open-source defence intelligence. Our assured data enriches, interconnects, and integrates multiple sources, enabling a single intelligence environment. Our experts and technology-accelerated tradecraft provide unrivalled coverage with the highest levels of assurance so that Janes is able to deliver actionable, global open-source intelligence that is shareable with allies and partners.

Our roles

Become part of Janes. We've got a number of roles across a number of our global locations - explore what roles we currently have open.

Who we are

Learn more about Janes, our history, and how we have been helping support global defence and security since the last century.

Our Teams

Read more about our teams, the leaders, and the amazing expertise at Janes, and how they help support the business in its mission of making the world a better place.

A Global Organisation

Starting from the UK, over the years, Janes has expanded to have offices and team members across the world. A global community of Janes analysts and other vital members ensures that Janes expertise is available everywhere.

Bangalore Office


Our India-based office in Bangalore is also one of the largest. Situated in a great location, it is an extremely lively office, always bustling with activities, social events, and seminars.

  • london
  • bangalore
  • manchester
  • washington
  • tokyo
Croydon Office


Our head office, based in London, is one of the largest, hosting a wide variety of functions. Recently refurbished, it is a hot-desk environment including many breakout spaces and facilities for social events.

  • london
  • bangalore
  • manchester
  • washington
  • tokyo
Manchester Office


Our Manchester office is our technology hub, where a majority of our developers and technology leaders are based. Situated close to Manchester City Centre, it is a modern, developer-focused office space.

  • london
  • bangalore
  • manchester
  • washington
  • tokyo
Washington Office


Our US-based office is in the heart of Washington, where we have multiple teams, including specialised analysts, focused on the US markets. The office is well-connected to transport networks.

  • london
  • bangalore
  • manchester
  • washington
  • tokyo
Tokyo Office


Our US-based office is in the heart of Washington, where we have multiple teams, including specialised analysts, focused on the US markets. The office is well-connected to transport networks.

  • london
  • bangalore
  • manchester
  • washington
  • tokyo

Our Leadership Team

Meet the leaders who guide the different departments, how their functions support the business, and what being part of Janes means to them.

Adam Versteeg

Adam Versteeg | Chief People Officer

Adam joined Janes in 2020 and is responsible for delivering business-aligned people leadership, colleague development, and HR and talent acquisition services in support of the global team creating Janes interconnected intelligence. Prior to Janes, Adam was the global HR director for the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). He has also worked as an HR consultant with PwC. Adam's first position was as an infantry officer in the British Army where he served on operations in a range of environments. Adam's core focus is continuing to ensure that Janes is a truly great place to work.

Ben Conklin

Ben Conklin | Chief Product Officer

Ben joined Janes in 2021 and is responsible for defining and leading the product vision, road map, and strategy at Janes. He is currently working across all teams to deliver the next generation of interconnected intelligence. Prior to Janes, he was the director for defence and intelligence solutions at ESRI, and has worked in the US Marine Corps as a terrain analyst. Ben is excited about unlocking the potential in Janes intelligence for our customers and leading the product team to create an entirely new method of intelligence delivery.

Blake Bartlett

Blake Barlett | Chief Executive Officer

After six years at IHS Markit leading a variety of commercial teams, Blake was appointed Senior Vice President and CEO of Janes in 2014. Since then, his focus has been on transitioning Janes from a history of books and magazine publishing to a business that collects, connects, and conveys assured open-source data and intelligence to governments, national security organisations, and defence manufacturers. "Organisations rely on Janes to be the trusted global agency for open-source defence intelligence and at the heart of the company are our exceptional colleagues who are the world's best experts in their fields and our most critical and sustainable competitive advantage."

Chris Light

Chris Light | Chief Finance Officer

Chris joined Janes in 2020, having been in senior finance roles for over 20 years. He is passionate about working with and developing great teams, while also contributing to a business that has clear goals and a people-focused culture. Chris is continually impressed by the quality of Janes products and services and excited about every opportunity Janes has to increase its success.

Harry Kemsley

Harry Kemsley | Global President, National Security & Government

Originally an RAF pilot who amassed more than 2,500 hours of flying time, being honoured by HM The Queen with an award of MBE and OBE and command of No 5 Squadron, Harry has achieved recognition both in the national security space and the private sector. At Janes, Harry ensures the success of the ongoing evolution of the organisation into a datacentric and intelligence provider to meet the needs of Janes customers and is responsible for the development and execution of the vital Global Alliance and Partnership Strategy for Janes.

Kimberley Flanagan

Kimberley Flanagan | Chief Marketing Officer

As the Chief Marketing Officer for Janes, Kimberley oversees all aspects of Janes marketing strategy and is responsible for accelerating brand recognition, demand generation, and customer orientation programmes to drive continued growth and build customer advocacy. Since joining the company in 2014, Kimberley has led the organisation through a period of tremendous change, including a global rebrand, and has transitioned the marketing organisation to become a digital-centric enterprise, implementing a successful demand-generation strategy, supported by a powerful cutting-edge marketing technology stack to improve lead generation, drive customer engagement, and deliver a more seamless customer experience.

Phil Smith

Phil Smith | Chief Technology Officer

Working in CTO positions across a diverse range of companies and roles, Phil now leads the technology teams in Janes with a mandate to drive our technology capabilities and create world-class, open-source intelligence platforms, and customer-facing services. Phil was attracted to Janes for the unique challenges transforming a data-driven intelligence organisation provides and the important role we play in supporting our clients.

Rob Veal

Rob Veal | Chief Content and Data Officer

Working in several roles in Janes since 2001, Rob now heads the research, data and analysis team, guiding the teams to ensure Janes delivers the most assured intelligence. "It's a privilege to be part of the team that creates data and content to support Janes customers, and I'm lucky to be involved across the full breadth of our data set. It's very satisfying to know that what my team and I achieve really benefits our clients and is at the heart of our company. In a dynamic business like Janes, the decisions we make, make a difference. We can influence outcomes directly. The people at Janes are just fantastic. We have a wonderful collection of committed, engaged professionals who are building a Janes for the next generation."

Sam Gordy

Sam Gordy | President, Janes US

A well-known and accomplished business executive with over 35 years of experience working with defence, intelligence, and civilian government customers, both in the United States and with allies overseas, Sam began his career as an active-duty naval intelligence officer supporting airwing operations. He spent the bulk of his career as a leader within SAIC/Leidos and IBM and is now guiding the teams in the US to increase Janes success there and make Janes an even better place to work and succeed in.

Seth Drewry

Seth Drewry | Chief Operations Officer

One of the longest standing Janes members, originally starting in 2003, Seth has held many roles and titles at Janes, and has worked on several huge projects and strategic programmes throughout Janes history. Seth has been with Janes, thanks to his shared belief in Janes mission, its customers, and its people. His contribution to building Janes into a robust, effective, and world-leading business is always evolving as is his love for running and discovering new opportunities in the business.

Sheetal Shah

Sheetal Shah | General Counsel (Legal, Risk & Compliance)

As the Group General Counsel, Sheetal Shah manages the Legal, Risk & Compliance function at Janes. Prior to Janes, Sheetal worked as the head of legal for 10 years for three different data businesses - Cirium - FlightGlobal (Aviation), Estates Gazette (Commercial Property), and Accuity (Compliance and Financial Services) within RELX Plc - Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions Group - and for Thistle and Guoman Group of Hotels. Sheetal enjoys partnering with the business, ensuring compliance and legal best practices are followed throughout Janes.

Our values and leadership code

Janes is a values-driven business. The company's values and the associated leadership code guides our colleagues' and people leaders' behaviour as individuals and with one another. These values are at the heart of our culture and guide all of our key business activities - from interaction with our customers to our recruitment, selection, and onboarding processes - and all of the leadership and management training we provide to our people-leader community.

Every year, we recognise exceptional embodiment of these values with our Values Vanguard awards.

We Win Together

Work together as one team. Overcome obstacles, find solutions and deliver.

Results Matter

Deliver outstanding results by establishing a culture of exceptional execution and rewarding those who create great outcomes.

Engage Fearlessley

We speak up and listen and bring passion and energy to work. Communicate with unwavering honesty and respect.

Give Joy

Laugh. Be grateful, positive and hospitable. Make people feel good. It's nice to be around happy, motivated, and positive people.

Be Your Own CEO

Everyone at Janes can and is expected to take charge of their own situation, and make sure the company as a whole moves forward.

Life at Janes

Life at Janes

Our ambition is to ensure that Janes is truly a great place to work - an inspiring and inclusive environment for all our colleagues, no matter in which corner of the world they are in or what function they perform. As a small global business, we have a dynamic work environment where all colleagues can grow, develop, and contribute. We focus particularly on ensuring that our people leader community has all the skills and training it needs to help us build this culture. Our values and leadership code are critical. We also understand the importance of building relationships and connections outside of the business function they are part of, and our internal mentoring programme is one of the ways we achieve this.

Our diverse global team has a wide range of skills, expertise, and knowledge across defence, OSINT, data analysis, technology, and product development, allowing us to continuously focus on what our customers need, and also ensure that our colleagues develop and learn. We work in a hybrid model and support a healthy work-life balance so that our teams and colleagues can always be at their best. We actively encourage cross-region and team communication as well as initiatives and innovations.

We are committed to making sure that all our talented colleagues can give their very best at Janes by feeling included and being given opportunities to grow and meaningfully contribute to the business. If you want to make a difference in the world, Janes is the destination to take your career to the next level.

Our Stories

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion

The responsibility of making an incredible workplace is never-ending, and we aim for nothing short of equity for everyone at Janes and are committed to an authentic culture of inclusion.

ESG & Sustainability

ESG & Sustainability

Our goal is to improve global security through trusted intelligence, and protecting the environment for future generations is part of our effort to make the world a safer place.

Janes Engagement Team

Janes Engagement Team

A great workplace means involving everyone from all parts of the business, and our Janes Engagement Team (JET) supports us in making Janes the best workplace possible.

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