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Paul Johnson

Director, Birmingham

Paul Johnson attracts superior leadership through his unique consultative approach and finely tuned assessment and counseling skills. Paul brings with him 20 years of experience in the executive search industry and an additional 10 years in human resources consulting.  He has successfully completed hundreds of leadership searches and coaching assignments and serves a wide variety of industries including the Industrial, Technology, and Non-profit sectors.

Before joining Stanton Chase International, Paul founded and successfully built his own executive search firm, conducting assignments for Manufacturing, Consumer Products, Software, and Non-profit organizations.  Prior to founding his firm, Paul served as Senior Vice President & Managing Director with global consulting firm Drake Beam Morin and with the Industrial Psychology firm of Blankenship & Seay.  Prior to moving into the consulting world, Paul served in Human Resources for 11 years, primarily in Talent Acquisition Management roles with technology manufacturers Codex Corporation (a Motorola company) and Datapoint Corporation.

A native of Birmingham, Paul earned 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 member of the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham, is on Associate Staff with The Navigators, and is a former board member of Grace House Ministries.

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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.