About Us

Our Mission

Spelman Johnson is committed to providing outstanding, individualized search and consulting services to our clients in an exceptional and ethical manner, effectively identifying and recruiting talented individuals to fill key leadership roles.

Our Vision

Spelman Johnson believes that every client and every candidate should expect and receive nothing less than principled and honest service throughout the search process. We meet these expectations by providing clear and direct communication, making efficient use of all available resources, and vigorously adhering to ethical practices in facilitating the delivery of recruiting services, operations, and processes.

Our Commitment to Diversity

At Spelman Johnson, our dedication to excellence in executive search is inseparable from our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our team of consultants is diverse and culturally skilled, and viewed by clients as trusted advisers, thought leaders, and proven experts in helping organizations build diverse leadership teams. We work with clients to anticipate, identify, and combat explicit and unconscious bias in the search process and work toward ensuring that no individual or group is discriminated against on the basis of a protected status, including race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, or qualified veteran status. We devote considerable time and resources in partnering with professional groups, associations, and leadership development institutes to expand the pipeline of people of color and women leaders in education, advocacy associations, and social impact organizations. We have an extensive and diverse network of contacts that we call upon in every search to assist us in recruiting diverse pools of candidates.

Our placements are evidence of our success. Since our founding in 1991, 63 percent of our searches have resulted in the hiring of women and 27 percent in the hiring of people of color. Across the 54 searches we conducted in 2020, 69 percent concluded in the hire of a professional of color and 41 percent concluded in the hire of a woman.