Meet Our Founders, Lana and Jim Johnson
Lana and Jim have both spent the majority of their careers in the staffing industry. Lana’s 26-year staffing career has been spent at two companies: the Advanced Group and Sterling Engineering. She is a two-time past president of the Illinois Search and Staffing Association, and she also served on the Board of Directors for the American Staffing Association.
Jim was CFO at Advanced for 18 years, including several years as COO of the rapidly growing organization. Prior to Advanced, the majority of his career was in public accounting with Arthur Andersen.
Lana and Jim live in the Chicagoland area with their three kids, who inspire and motivate them, every day.
A Love For this Business
Our founders have been blessed by amazing careers with exceptional staffing firms. Their decades in business gave them deep insight into what it takes to create an exceptional experience for job seekers and employers.
Inspired By People. Driven By Best Practices.
Our candidate-centric company elevates the employment experience for candidates and delivers high-caliber results to clients. We leverage technology and best practices to achieve a precision fit to create accurate and long-lasting matches for marketing and HR talent. Our goal is to amplify the “X” Factor — the candidate and client experience — to create tangible results for everyone we touch.
Achieving an amazing experience for our talent and clients can only happen if we create an amazing experience for our employees. We want Elevation to be a special place to work. Our ELEV8 Values. Respect. The tools you need. Clear accountability and performance measures. Recognition. Engaged Leadership. And most of all … fun! That’s what we’re striving for. Learn more about growing and winning at Elevation Talent Group.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
One of our ELEV8 Values is “leading edge,” constantly seeking modern, leading-edge ways of doing business to support the elevated experience for all who touch our business.
The #1 way we strive towards this value is by being involved in the key associations that represent the industries we serve. We go beyond membership by raising our hands for committee and board leadership. We’ve always found we get back more than we give, and we appreciate these organizations for the value and advocacy they provide.