Robert Half promotes two to executive vice president

28 July 2022 2 min. read
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Robert Half, a global recruitment and consulting firm, has promoted James Johnson to EVP and chief technology officer (CTO) and Katherine Spencer Lee to EVP and chief administrative officer (CAO).

Based in San Francisco, Johnson has been at Robert Half since 2000 and has served as SVP and CTO since 2019. He has spent the last two decades guiding the firm’s internal technology, from building out the firm’s initial technology infrastructure to implementing CRM applications and developing proprietary recruitment technology.

Johnson previously served as VP of IT and senior director of IT applications. Before joining Robert Half, he was a consultant at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).

Johnson has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Montana State University.

"James understands the need to be agile and adaptable and implement strategies that will allow us to better serve our customers," said M. Keith Waddell, president and CEO of Robert Half. "Under his leadership, I am confident our Applications, Technology, and Innovation team will continue to meet the dynamic and highly complex demands of our business."

James Johnson and Katherine Spencer Lee, Robert Half

Based in Atlanta, Spencer Lee has been at Robert Half since 1995 and most recently served as operational president for US technology and legal solutions. Before that she was operational president for professional talent solutions in the Eastern United States and executive director for the technology practice group.

Spencer Lee began her career as an account executive in Robert Half’s Phoenix office. She has a bachelor’s degree from Northern Arizona University.

“Our company is built on exceptional people, industry-leading technology, innovation, and inclusion," Waddell said. "Katherine's excellence in these areas and her extensive leadership experience and industry expertise position her for great success in this role."

Robert Half delivers recruitment and human resources consulting, as well as management consulting through its subsidiary Protiviti. The Silicon Valley-based firm has approximately 14,600 people, including 5,700 employees at Protiviti.