Advanced Group Names Jim Johnson as Chief Operating Officer

Jim-Johnson-Advanced-GroupCHICAGO, IL (SEPTEMBER 22, 2015) —The Advanced Group, a Chicagoland diversified professional staffing, consulting, and outsourcing organization, has recently named Jim Johnson Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective immediately.  As COO, Johnson will have responsibility for the Company’s staffing business units across the U.S. as well as the organization’s Shared Services functions. He will also continue to serve as CFO for the organization.

Johnson is a 13-year veteran of the Advanced Group and since 2002 he has served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). While CFO, Johnson helped lead the Advanced Group to a 400% increase in revenue over the last six years, making them one of the Fastest Growing Staffing Firms in the U.S. and landing the company a spot on the Inc. 5000 list.

“Jim has built an impressive track record of strategic and operational accomplishments at Advanced,” said Leo Sheridan, CEO. “He is a successful and trusted leader who brings to this position a strong reputation for developing people and inspiring teams. His wealth of knowledge about our industry will be a valuable asset as we continue to accelerate growth and nurture our culture. Jim embodies the deep bench strength that we have developed at Advanced, and I could not be more pleased about his appointment to this critical role at this important time.”

“I am excited and honored to take on this role and I look forward to partnering with Leo and our talented senior leadership team to execute on our growth strategies and our focus on industry leadership,” said Johnson.

Jim Johnson began his career with Arthur Andersen in 1989. Jim ended his time at Andersen as a Senior Manager in their Enterprise Group before he went to, which was subsequently acquired by HALO Branded Solutions. Johnson joined Advanced in 2002 as CFO.

He holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame. Johnson and his family reside in the suburbs of Chicago, IL.

About the Advanced Group

The Advanced Group provides expertise in talent acquisition and management, consulting, outsourcing and professional services. Founded in 1988, our businesses include Advanced Clinical, Advanced Resources, TriWorth, and the WunderLand Group. Awards that we have won include “Best Places to Work in Illinois,” “Top Workplaces” “Best of Staffing,” “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For,” and inclusion on the Inc. 5000 list. To learn more, visit


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