Debra Johnson

Executive Senior Partner

Practice: Accounting & Finance
Location: Chicago, IL

Combining a successful consulting career with demonstrated executive search results, Debra Johnson displays an impressive ability to match the skill sets of leading Accounting and Finance professionals with the strategic business needs of her clients. As an Executive Senior Partner in Lucas Group’s Accounting and Finance Division, Debra consistently finds and places the industry leaders who drive positive financial impact.

Joining Lucas Group in 1999, Debra has served a wide variety of businesses, from small privately held firms to mid-market companies and Fortune 500 corporations. She consistently provides her clients with flexible, consultative executive search services that drive genuine long-term value and business success. With particular experience placing mid to upper level executives across multiple industry verticals, Debra demonstrates an impressive “big picture” understanding of the financial challenges and market opportunities facing her clients in today’s world economy.

Her proven results reveal a discerning aptitude in finding the best talent match, even during complicated, delicate executive searches. She successfully executes on retained and engagement searches that demand such precision as off-path geographic requirements or niche market skill sets. Committed to honesty, ethics and building lasting trust, Debra harnesses her deep Accounting and Finance network and notable business experience to produce outcomes that enhance the futures of both her clients and candidates.

Prior to becoming a search consultant, Debra was a Project Director for an executive consulting firm. Her broad range of corporate experiences helped develop her acute ability to quickly and clearly understand key business issues and skillfully navigate organizational structures. She engages those skills in every executive search, helping her clients and candidates find the perfect match to their goals and requirements.

An avid and accomplished equestrian, Debra’s commitment to care, precision, and speed is representative of her approach to executive recruiting. Her marksman-like dedication and consistent search results deliver the right people, to the right companies, at the right time.