Chief Executive Officer
Frans Johansson is an author, entrepreneur, and innovation thought leader who has spoken to audiences worldwide. He leads The Medici Group with the same passion, force, and energy he exhibits in his highly rated keynotes. He founded The Medici Group to move beyond simply inspiring through his talks, and instead work hands on with clients to help drive innovative growth and business transformation.
Frans has been featured on CNN’s AC360, ABC’s Early Morning Show, and CNBC’s The Business of Innovation series.
Chief of Strategy
Pamela Carlton brings over 30 years of experience as a lawyer, investment banker, consultant and executive coach to her role as Chief of Strategy. She works with The Medici Group’s largest clients to set engagement goals and oversees their strategy and execution.
Pamela joined The Medici Group through the acquisition of her firm Springboard - Partners in Cross Cultural Leadership, which develops and delivers leadership curriculum, executive coaching and organizational consulting to build effective leadership across multiple cultures. Under her leadership, Springboard Partners became one of the foremost Diversity & Inclusion firms, serving Fortune 500 clients to enhance the leadership potential of their professionals and business teams. Prior to co-founding Springboard, she was a managing director in Equity Research at JP Morgan Chase, managing the Diversified, Consumer, Retail, and Transportation industry groups. Leading to this, Pamela was an investment banker with Morgan Stanley for 14 years, where she originated and executed corporate finance and capital markets transactions across industries. Early in her career, Pamela practiced law at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton.
At both JP Morgan Chase and Morgan Stanley, Pamela played significant roles in defining their respective corporate diversity policies. She served on the JP Morgan Chase Corporate Diversity Council, chaired by CEO William Harrison, as well as the Investment Banking and Institutional Equities Diversity Councils. She currently serves on the Columbia Funds Mutual Fund Board of Ameriprise and is a member of New York Presbyterian Hospital Board of Trustees.
Chief Learning Strategist
Lily Tang leads The Medici Group’s efforts to deliver programs focused on creating self-sustaining ecosystems that institutionalize culture change. As part of her role, she oversees development of the Medici Innovation Institute™ and the Medici Innovation Coaching practice.
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Chief Operating Officer
Sweet Joy Hachuela oversees operations for The Medici Group and leads the firm’s business development efforts.
Chief Product Strategist
In his dual and complementary roles as Chief Product Strategist and Master Facilitator, Kristian Ribberström perfectly combines his 10 years of experience in education, curriculum development, and facilitation. His hands-on work with clients such as Boehringer Ingelheim, Pfizer, ITT, MetLife, NIKE, and Sanofi-Aventis as well as public sector, NGO and nonprofit organizations such as the State of Michigan, the City of San Jose, Concern Worldwide, and Points of Light deeply informs his role as Chief Product Strategist. In this role, he oversees the development, customization and fine-tuning of The Medici Group's products and services to meet the innovation, growth, and transformation needs of a global client base.
Chief Marketing Officer
Chantal Yang leads marketing strategy for The Medici Group. She has over 15 years of marketing and communications experience and has worked with companies at all stages of growth. She has launched startups, fueled successful IPOs and spinoffs, and helped rebrand established companies.