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Heather Johnson is a Partner in Chartwell’s Dallas office, and has been in executive search since 2003. Her national practice focuses on serving PE backed investments with expertise in the industrial and consumer sectors. Functionally, Heather has extensive recruiting experience with chief financial officers. Heather recognizes that the right top leadership is vital to the success of an investment. Heather has deep industry relationships across GP’s, LP’s and key service providers in the private equity space. She is particularly interested in working with founder-influenced and private equity-backed investments that are experiencing transformational change.

Prior to joining Chartwell Partners in 2019, Heather was a Vice President with a boutique retained search firm Pearson Partners, where she led the firm’s private equity and CFO practice. Before her career in executive search, Heather was with Fiserv, American Express, US Bank and Robert Half Management Resources. Heather earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance from the University of Texas.

Heather is certified in assessment tools that she incorporates in the executive search process to provide objective data during the selection and on-boarding process.

Heather serves on the International Dyslexia board that advances dyslexia awareness in her community. Also, she is a committee member of Women in ACG DFW.