The Difference


Johnson is a next generation consulting firm delivering Board Search, Executive Search and Leadership Succession. We connect the world’s top organisations with the premier leadership they need to transform their organisations, outperform the competition and achieve their business goals.

The firm was founded by Jason Johnson, one of the region’s most successful and influential executive search consultants, with a focus on a new client-inspired model that is transforming the 70-year-old executive search industry. The key differentiators of the firm include:

Partnership: Johnson focuses on developing deep, impactful and trusted relationships with organisations seeking a similar non-transactional relationship. 

Performance: Johnson was created with one paramount objective – to deliver a faster, higher impact executive search experience designed to meet our clients’ unique needs. Our consultants have a 97% placement rate, 100% stick rate and conclude searches within 69 days – which is twice as fast as the industry norm.

Technology and innovation: We have developed market leading processes, such as our proprietary search process SearchSIGMA and deploy cutting edge online research techniques, including the Johnson ALGORITHM and tools to support deep discovery. These provide tremendous efficiencies and enable us to deliver outstanding outcomes for you.

Experience: We have run over 1,000 assignments since the firm's inception in 2005 and have assembled a team comprising some of the industry's leading consultants from the world's leading international and boutique firms. As a result, we have extremely broad networks and bring deep insights and unrivalled track record across most industries in Australia.

Access to Candidates: As a boutique firm, we have carefully managed our client footprint to ensure that we have few off-limits and can access the best talent locally and globally for our clients. Through our Global Leaders Portal we identify and track the careers of many of Australia and New Zealand's diaspora around the world and have unique pools for our clients when required.