Richard J. Johns

Richard has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in the employment industry. For 25 years, he operated an executive search and outplacement firm, Richard Johns Career Consultants. There, he was retained to surface managerial and executive candidates for national corporations.

richard-johns-pivot-growth-partnersHis earlier career included roles with the Singer Company as Regional Personnel and Training Manager, and with Jo Ann Stores as Corporate Director of Personnel. He holds the professional designation of CPC (Certified Personnel Consultant) and earned his Bachelor of Science degree from West Virginia University. He is a Senior Professional Member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). 

Richard’s dedication to community and leadership is noteworthy. He has served as President of the Chagrin Highlands Rotary Club, Chairman of “The 250” Big Brothers Annual Fundraising Benefit, President of the Rock-N-Roll Capital Street Machines and Commodore of Forest City Yacht Club. Richard’s fundraising endeavors have resulted in raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeast Ohio, Shoes & Clothes for Kids, Special Olympics, Ronald McDonald House and Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Cleveland.

Richard is married, with two children who are graduates of Miami University of Ohio. He and his wife, Anne, Director of Guidance at Solon High School, are active in service to their church in various capacities. His servant’s heart, in the community and in business, is a reflection of a true calling to help others reach beyond what they think is possible.

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What Clients Say

I first came to know Richard when he was President of his own Human Resources Consulting Firm in 1995. His integrity, diligence and professionalism were evident in all of our dealings. It was clear from the beginning that connecting the right person to the right job was his top priority. Not only was he influential in connecting me with Summit Racing Equipment, but I have come to rely on him for executive recruiting and outplacement assistance. While exceedingly personable, tactful and diplomatic, you always know where you stand with Richard, and can count on him for the truth and results.

Scott Peterson, Corporate General Manager
Summit Racing Equipment