Jake Johnston

Jake is passionate about developing leaders, building winning teams, and helping organizations reach their full potential.

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Jake Johnston works with clients across industries to recruit and develop the leadership expertise of financial officers. Based in Boston, he applies a decade of experience in strategic operations, from both the Army and in academia, to build client-focused relationships and facilitate transformation. Over the course of his career, Jake has empowered leaders across organizations to improve results in both leadership development and productivity. Most recently, he was a professor of military science at the University of New Hampshire, where he also led the Army ROTC program. Previously, he was an executive chief of staff in the US Army Pacific, responsible for communications, and worked as an assistant professor of economics at his alma mater, West Point. He began his career as a helicopter pilot and tactical aviation leader, serving in Iraq.

“If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own.”  - Henry Ford

Jake holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in mechanical engineering, with honors, from the United States Military Academy (West Point).
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Board and CEO Advisory Education Executive Search Finance Financial Services Team Effectiveness

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