Jan A. Zachariasse

Jan Zachariasse is a native of Holland who came to the United States in 1970 on a student exchange program sponsored by the Netherland American Foundation. For more than 10 years Jan helped Marriott grow its corporate sales- and regional and national association’s convention business in hotels on both coasts. He then joined the team that guided Nike to market dominance in Europe in the 1980s.

In 1990 Jan founded and served as President and CEO of Waterford Development, a real estate development firm that built more than a billion dollars of residential and commercial real estate in the mid-Atlantic marketplace. During more than 25 years of leading Waterford, Jan was awarded multiple industry honors, including the 2007 Project of the Year for The Palladium, a mixed-use residential retail project in McLean, VA.

Currently, Jan serves as President of Inzet, a coaching and consulting firm that helps individuals and organizations grow through change. Jan is married to Maryann and enjoys native Virginia gardening, his grandchildren and a vacation home on Bald Head Island, North Carolina.

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