FOUNDER AND CEO
Frans Johansson is the bestselling author of The Medici Effect and The Click Moment.
He advises Fortune 100 senior executives on strategy and speaks to audiences worldwide about intersectional innovation and success.
Born and raised in Sweden, Frans has lived all his life at the intersection. He has founded a software company, an international healthcare firm, and a hedge fund, and has published articles on healthcare, information technology, and the science of sport fishing. Frans holds a B.S. from Brown University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER
Chantal Yang leads strategy and operations for The Medici Group, working closely with the CEO on strategic planning, growth initiatives, and execution.
She brings 20 years of experience accelerating the growth of startups from early stage to initial public offerings. She has advised entrepreneurs and executives and set communications strategy for emerging growth companies in the high technology sector. Most recently, Chantal was a director at LEWIS and, prior to that, ran strategic communications for Red Hat’s Middleware division. Chantal holds a B.A. in Sociology from Harvard University.
CHIEF CLIENT OFFICER
Sweet Joy Hachuela oversees consultant services for the firm and the delivery of exception experience for the firm's blue-chip clients.
Previously, she was managing director of Springboard—Partners for Cross-Cultural Leadership and managed Global Employee Networking Groups for JP Morgan Chase. In addition, she has consulted and trained program directors throughout the U.S. for the Wheelock Institute and developed strategic marketing programs for Womenfuture, a women-focused startup in global leadership programs. Sweet Joy holds an M.S. in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health.
CHIEF EXPERIENCE OFFICER
Kristian Ribberström leads the design of The Medici Group’s experiential services, which combines his background in education and curriculum development with his consulting work with corporate clients in sectors such as biopharma, media, consumer goods, and government. Kristian leads strategy sessions and coaches project teams through the proof-of-concept stage critical to success. In addition, he speaks on diversity and intersectional innovation at public events and corporate meetings.
Previously, Kristian taught in Sweden and developed case study methodology in entrepreneurial settings. He holds a B.A. and M.A. in Education and Language Arts from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.