About Us


Clifton Johnson Associates, an award-winning national Executive Recruiting firm based in Pittsburgh, opened in 1969. Fifty years later, Clifton Johnson Associates, Inc. is still innovating and adapting to meet the needs of its clients and to ensure another 50 years of success. In a business that is notoriously tough, we have remained successful thanks to a combination of hard work, ethics, innovation, and client satisfaction as well as a little luck along the way.

About Clifton Johnson,

Clifton Johnson Associates, Inc., founded in 1969 is an Award-Winning Executive Recruiting Firm, based in Pittsburgh, PA.  Celebrating over 50 years in servicing corporate America, we at Clifton Johnson Associates, Inc. continue to innovate and meet market trends.

Our executive leaders include Cliff Johnson, President and Founder; Steve Silianoff, Vice President and Clay Johnson, Executive Vice President.  In addition, our administrative staff leaders include Katie Sikorski and Betty Fife. Our recruiters total over 100 years of cumulative executive recruiting experience.  We are experienced and equipped to meet your needs to be your recruiting partners of choice.

For many years, we have proven to our clients that we are easy to work with, have an ethical approach to recruiting and, above all…  WE PRODUCE!  Our ability to deliver the results, is something we are very proud of.

While Clifton Johnson Associates utilizes all the modern tools and technology pertaining to professional recruiting, we still value building one-on-one personal relationships.

Our firm, headquartered at One Monroeville Center in Pittsburgh, PA, also has a satellite location in southwestern Florida to help serve our customers nationally.  For many years we have been members of the world’s largest network of independent recruiters.  The Top Echelon network gives us the power of over 700 affiliate offices with access to thousands of open positions and over 4 million applicants. 

We are looking forward to another successful 50 plus years.  It is a comfort to know our legacy of honesty, integrity and ability to provide high quality executive searches and employment solutions to meet our customer’s needs, will be preserved.  We are thankful that our firm is currently thriving and will continue to grow.

We have been successful for all these years because of our excellent clients.  Together we have celebrated the good times and endured the tough times. With extensive resources at hand, the staff at Clifton Johnson Associates, Inc. is always ready to address your specific employment requirements.  We provide several services that enable us to customize an employment solution based on your individual needs.


Meet the Clifton Johnson Associates Team Leaders

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Cliff Johnson

President | Recruiter

About Clifton Johnson,

Clay Johnson

Executive Vice President | Recruiter

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Steve Silianoff

Vice President | Recruiter

Katie Sikorski

Director of Talent Acquisition and Social Media

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Betty Fife

Office Manager