Ron Johnson is a senior technology executive with over 30 years experience building and managing high performance technology organizations in the entertainment, telecommunications and Internet advertising industries. His expertise includes starting up and evolving technology organizations as business and technology landscapes change, building and operating mission critical systems, and turning around poor performing organizations. He has a proven track record of success bringing a collaborative, professional business approach to information technology.
Johnson retired in January 2014 after serving ten years as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer at Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI), the parent of HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, DIY, Cooking Channel and Great American Country cable networks. While at SNI he took the IT organization to the next level to become a trusted business partner implementing strategic technology initiatives facilitating the explosive growth of the company and improving the business’ agility to meet new market opportunities.
Prior to Scripps Networks Johnson held the position of Managing Partner with Xperion Technology Consulting where he served as president of Loginsoft, Inc. a software product and professional services company based in Chantilly, Virginia. Prior to Xperion Technology he held the position of Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer at 24/7 Media, a global provider of end-to-end interactive technology and marketing solutions and services for Web publishers, online advertisers, advertising agencies, e-marketers, and e-commerce merchants.
Johnson was with telecommunications giant Bell Atlantic, a.k.a. Verizon, for 15 years where he led software engineering and integration of systems for start-up businesses in Bell Atlantic’s cellular, video, Internet and electronic publishing subsidiaries. He also served as Vice President – Systems Integration at TELE-TV, an entertainment and communications joint venture between Bell Atlantic, NYNEX and Pacific Bell. At Tele-TV he headed integration and deployment of interactive video systems on telephony DSL networks and also headed the integration and deployment of Wireless Cable for Pacific Bell in the Los Angeles, California market.
Johnson received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Central Methodist College, Fayette, Missouri and did graduate work at University of Missouri in St. Louis, Missouri.