Mr. Johnson is the Co-Chairman of the Phoenix Rising Football Club, a minor league professional soccer team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. PHX Rising is currently in consideration for a Major League Soccer franchise.
In 2005, Mr. Johnson founded Benevolent Capital, a private equity fund with investments in real estate, manufacturing and consumer brands, including Phoenix Rising FC, Octagon Partners, ArcherDX, TerraCycle, and NYC Office Suites.
From 2015 to September 2016, Mr. Johnson was a Managing Director of Zealot Networks. Founded by Danny Zappin, who founded and sold Maker Studios to Disney for $950 million, Zealot Networks is a digital media company that comprises 18 portfolio companies and $150 million in revenue. Mr. Johnson managed the technology and content business units within Zealot.
From 2013 to 2015, Mr.Johnson was the President and Director of Greenwood Hall. Founded in 1997, Greenwood Hall is a full service education management firm. The Company provides the infrastructure and student lifecycle solutions that enable post-secondary institutions to compete successfully in the global e-learning marketplace. Mr. Johnson led a comprehensive restructuring of the business, including recapitalizing the balance sheet through a public offering(OTC: ELRN), closing an unprofitable business unit, restructuring the executive team, and establishing a major strategic alliance with Cengage, one of the leading education publishers in the industry.