About Prokanga



What's a Prokanga?

A freelance professional who's hopping from one gig to the next...or a parent who's getting it all done with a baby along for the ride!


What makes Prokanga different?

There are many options in the market for hiring professionals. A focus on helping clients identify the highest caliber of professionals differentiates Prokanga. We also maintain a network of professionals looking to move to positions that offer the right challenge of flexibility and challenge - this means that, unlike traditional recruiters, we aren't starting your search from scratch.

When you hire a Prokanga professional, you can be certain that you are getting someone with the skills and experience to immediately add value to your business or personal needs.

Working with a professional's flexible schedule benefits you as well -- flexible professionals allow you to avoid expensive overhead and retainer costs, and therefore access talented professionals that you might not be able to afford on a traditional full-time basis.


Who are Prokanga professionals?

Flexible experts.

Prokanga professionals are experts in their fields, as verified through our proprietary vetting process.


How does Prokanga’s proprietary vetting system work?

The quality of Prokanga talent is maintained through a proprietary vetting system. Quantitative criteria are applied to candidates in each field to ensure that these professionals will immediately be able to add value to a client’s business needs.


What professional fields does Prokanga currently cover?

  • Strategic Consulting
    • Business & Corporate Strategy
    • Digital Strategy
    • Product Strategy
    • Retail Strategy
    • Social Media Strategy
  • Finance
    • Strategic Finance
    • Marketing/Investor Relations
    • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Marketing
    • Branding
    • Digital Strategy
    • E-commerce Strategy
    • Social Media Strategy
    • Event Planning & Production
    • Strategic Marketing
    • Public Relations
    • Project Management
  • Non-profits
    • Leadership
    • Confernece and Event Planning & Production
    • Fundraising and Development

Who's the team behind Prokanga?

Jamie Cheney, Founding Partner:
A marketer and strategist, Jamie has driven digital thinking for Nike, Verizon, and American Express, among other global brands. Prior to launching Prokanga, she led strategy teams in the US, Europe and the Middle East for AKQA, TBWA and Digitas. Her strategy work has been recognized with numerous awards including Cannes Lions and Clios. She most recently served as the Director of Business Strategy for AKQA in New York. Jamie received her BA in Economics & Political Science from Yale and her MBA from Harvard Business School. She serves on the Yale Alumni Fund Board of Directors, and lives in New York City with her husband and three boys.

Lesley Finer, Partner:
Lesley is a partner at Prokanga. Prior to joining the firm, Lesley was a Principal at SearchOne, a recruiting firm which specializes in placing high caliber individuals in the alternative asset management space, for almost a decade. Lesley had a focus on placing senior level professionals at some of the most well-known and prominent Hedge Funds and Private Equity firms. Lesley also focused on pre and post MBA candidates placing them across the alternative asset management field. Earlier in her career, she spent many years in client management in the marketing and advertising industry, working with clients such as Estee Lauder, Unilever and Procter and Gamble. Lesley earned her B.A. from the University of Michigan. She is a proud mother to three daughters.


More questions?

Is there something else on your mind that isn't covered here? Please shoot us an email at jamie@prokanga.com or lesley@prokanga.com.