Paul Johnson

Director, Birmingham

Paul Johnson attracts superior leadership through his unique consultative approach and finely tuned process. Paul brings with him more than 18 years of experience in the executive search industry and over 20 years in professional services roles. Paul has successfully completed hundreds of leadership searches and executive coaching assignments. He serves a wide variety of industries including the industrial and technology sectors and human resources industry.

Before joining Stanton Chase International, Paul founded and successfully built his own executive search firm focused primarily on the Manufacturing, Distribution, and Technology industry. Prior to founding his firm, Paul served as an SVP & Managing Director with global consulting firm Drake Beam Morin.  Paul also held roles in Talent Acquisition Management with two technology manufacturers, Codex Corporation (Motorola) and Data point Corporation. A native of Birmingham, Paul has a B.S. Degree in International Affairs from the Air Force Academy and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas in San Antonio. He is a former board member of Grace House Ministries and the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham. He is also a member of the Birmingham Society for Human Resource Management.

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Executive Search Firm in Nashville, TN


Building 2, Suite 150

750 Old Hickory Blvd
Brentwood, TN 37027
United States

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Phone: +1 615-371-6113

Executive Search Firm in Birmingham, AL


300 Vestavia Parkway
Suite 2300
Birmingham, AL 35216
United States

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Phone: +1 205-598-1434

The Stanton Chase Team

The Stanton Chase team includes partners, directors, consultants, researchers, and administrators in countries around the globe. Our service model in retained executive search, assessment, and recruitment remain unparalleled in the industry, as we provide sophisticated, in-depth, global coverage with the personal services like that of a boutique firm. We are proud of our widespread executive search groups: our Global Industry Practice Groups feature members with expertise in every major industry while our Functional Practice Groups provide extraordinary competencies in our leadership consultation services.