TONY JOHANSSON - PRESIDENT
Toni (Tony) Johansson has been President of Finnish-American Chamber of Commerce – Midwest (FACC-Midwest) since 2018. Johansson has served on the FACC Board since 2006. Earlier at FACC, Johansson was President from 2009-2014 and Vice President at two different times.
Professionally, Johansson has 20 years of experience in the retained executive search business. Johansson conducts retained searches from the Director to C-Suite for Fortune 500, Middle-Market and Private/Private-Equity owned companies.
Johansson is Partner, and founding member, of Paul Ray & Company Executive Search based in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 2007, Paul Ray & Company is a boutique retained executive search firm specializing in branded Consumer (CPG/FMCPG) and Industrial Products as well as Retail Markets. Earlier, Johansson worked for a top-10 global retained executive search firm, A.T. Kearney Executive Search, in the Consumer and Industrial practice since 2000.
Johansson began his career with Motorola Inc.’s Solutions, Infrastructure and Iridium Satellite Communications businesses. From 1997-2000, Johansson worked in Human Resources/Talent and Supply Chain and EH&S functions for the Fortune 100 company. Johansson is a graduate of the University of Vermont.
Johansson was born in Finland and resides in Barrington, Illinois with his wife Katie (a Silversmith and Jewelry Artist) and their two children. In his free time, Johansson is an Ice Hockey coach.