Two Important Business Leaders Are Added to Schulte Roth & Zabel

With the appointments of John K. Johnson as Chief Innovation Officer and Jean Lee as Chief People Officer, Schulte Roth & Zabel is pleased to announce the addition of two significant individuals to the firm’s C-suite leadership team.

“Our plan has been to build a team of business executives with unique and varied experience, allowing for different vantage points derived from diverse leadership models that will propel our firm into the future,” said David Efron, co-managing partner of Schulte.

Marc Elovitz, co-managing partner of Schulte, said “Talent and innovation drive our business, so we are very excited to bring on board leaders like Jean and John,”.

To create and implement a talent strategy for the firm’s legal and business professionals, Jean will be in charge of Schulte’s human resources, legal recruiting, and professional development units.

John will be in charge of directing the firm’s innovation priorities and projects, which will include finding and assessing innovative new concepts and approaches to teamwork and customer service. In order to create, direct, and carry out the company’s innovation strategy, he will work with attorneys and business experts from across the firm.

“I’m honored to join Schulte and further build upon our core values of connectedness, curiosity and courage through people programs that support firm culture and employee engagement, growth and development,” said Jean. “Schulte has a reputation for exceptional client service and I’m excited to support employees’ professional goals and advance the firm’s business objectives.”