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Stephen Johnston Joins RHR International as Executive Bench® Consultant

February 27, 2020 — Stephen Johnston has joined RHR International as an Executive Bench® consultant based in Atlanta, GA. RHR International is the premier firm in the development of top management leadership of Global 1000 companies.

RHR International’s Executive Bench services provide companies with a comprehensive solution for building a strong pipeline of enterprise leaders with its two core components: a Readiness for Scale℠ assessment, which pinpoints strengths to leverage and gaps to close in preparation for executive leadership; and a Scaling for Growth℠ program, a best-in-class executive development program that closes gaps in scalability and accelerates readiness for enterprise leadership.

Stephen brings over eight years of experience in assessing and developing leaders and organizations by serving as a key analyst for talent management program evaluation and reporting that aligns the company’s objectives and continuously improves the hiring, development, management, and retention of talent. Stephen’s conversational and practical style of communication provides leaders with actionable, data-informed solutions to drive efficiency, engagement, and revenue through talent. His expertise includes predictive analytics and machine learning, performance management, competency modeling, training, and change management. Stephen has worked across industries including higher education, healthcare, military, nonprofits, and social services.  

"We are delighted to welcome Stephen to the Executive Bench team supporting our rapid growth" said Dan Russell, Partner, Operations Lead for RHR's Executive Bench Practice Area. "He brings a unique and valuable perspective from his experience as a veteran of the US Army."

Before joining RHR, Stephen worked as an independent organizational and talent development contractor, consulting with a variety of regional and Atlanta-based organizations to develop their talent strategies in hiring, development, management, and retention. Stephen is also a U.S. Army veteran who served in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel by providing behavioral health counseling and services to service members and their families.

Stephen received his MA in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from University of Georgia and a BA in Clinical and Applied Psychology from Valdosta State University. He is certified in Hogan Assessments and is a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologists.


RHR International LLP is an independent global leadership consulting firm whose mission is to unlock potential in leaders. Through its behavioral lens, RHR has worked side by side with CEOs, board directors, and senior executives for more than 70 years, helping them acquire the knowledge, wisdom, and skills necessary to achieve business results.

RHR’s practical solutions, guided by in-depth analytics, lead to business outcomes that further clients’ success. RHR offers Executive Bench®: Talent Pipeline suite of services, Board & CEO Services, Senior Team Effectiveness, Leading Transformational Change, Executive Development, and Executive Assessment across industry sectors. For more information, visit rhrinternational.com.

Monika Desai