Jan is a native of Chicago, growing up in the Northwest suburbs before moving to Denver to obtain a degree in journalism from the University of Denver. Upon returing to Chicago, she attended John Marshall Law School, was graduated, and is licensed to practice law in Illinois. Jan's spent her career in financial services, and before leaving Chicago for Wall Street, she received her M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.
While Jan's name, Soderberg, reflects her father's German-Swedish roots, her interest in wine came through her Italian heritage.
Jan's mother was a Navigato, one of Chicago's oldest and more colorful Italian families. Jan's ancestors are listed in the 1870 U.S. Census, when less than 600 Italians lived in Chicago.
Jan is responsible for marketing and sales activities, and for operation of the U.S. distribution company for Vistaflores Estate, where her background in financial services, product development, and marketing has proven invaluable. No matter where she is working today, she makes sure she can get the Bears, Cubs, and White Sox on her TV.