Bill Johns



Bill Johns
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Before his career in executive search and becoming a permanent resident in Japan, William worked for a joint venture owned by Microsoft and the Tribune Company called in Chicago, Illinois. During that period, he was responsible for marketing multimedia recruitment solutions to international joint ventures, start-up operations and technology-based partnerships.

William holds a dual BA in Political Science/ Philosophy (Interdepartmental) and German from Indiana University in Bloomington. William also studied at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau and lived in Germany for a combined total of 2 years.

He is fluent in English and German and has a conversational level of Japanese.

Recently cited in the Wall Street Journal’s FINS section in an article about Finance Jobs in Japan, William is a recognized executive search consultant with recruiting experience in a variety of industries and functions.

William is currently responsible for our Asia-wide retained executive search business.

Click here to view an article in the Wall Street Journal’s FINS which cited William’s comments about Finance Jobs in Japan.

Pictured below during a live TV interview on CNBC Asia in 2014, during which he discussed his views on Abenomics, the Japanese executive search industry and foreigners & women in the Japanese labor force.

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Our Team's Skills

P&L Management of International Business / 47%
Bilingual / 100%
More Than 15 Years Industry-Side Experience / 83%
Management Assessment Experience / 83%
Restructuring Experience / 71%

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Bill Johns

Bill Johns