Kaye Johnson serves as Chief Operating Officer of The Tolan Group after working in all facets of the firm since January of 2015. She leads the day to day operations, major projects, managing the project team, and is responsible for all search execution for the firm. Kaye has successfully completed numerous C-Level executive placements as well as placements for EVP’s, SVP’s and VP’s in marketing sales, operations and finance.
She has also placed dozens of individual contributors in sales, marketing, product management and technical talent since joining the firm. Kaye was formerly working in the Gift Industry as a Tradeshow/ Special Project Manager, where she was directly responsible for business growth programs and opportunities as well as 12+ trade shows annually representing 11,000 square feet and $12M+ in annual sales.
She led cross-functional teams to develop multiple customer growth programs, and, ultimately, improve the overall customer experience and increasing sales by over 30%. During this time Kaye was also responsible for creating and training internal incentive program to manage the sales force and keep them motivated and accountable.
She also created customer incentive programs which increased sales and helped with customer satisfaction and retention. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Polytechnic and State University.