Lisa V. Johnson

A seasoned global sales executive with 30 years of subject matter expertise and significant board expertise, Lisa is someone who strives to excel at executing multi-year large-scale transformation efforts across diverse industries and markets. A strategic visionary at heart, her focus is on simplicity, standardization, and automation, while driving out meritocracy and bureaucracy.

Lisa is currently Chief Technology Officer for IBM’s Financial Services market and has responsibility for driving the organization’s IT strategy and building a high-performing team to ensure increased efficiency and operational success across the global market through industry solutions and digital transformation.

A trusted advisor to IBM’s C-Suite clients for over three decades, she’s seen as an innovator, a considered consultant, and laser-focused on business results. She is passionate about diversity and inclusion and strives to support other women executives in technology, mentoring young professionals and guiding colleagues at various points in their career journeys.

She is a graduate of the Northeast Florida Leadership Program, Leadership Jacksonville, and served on the Mayor’s Advisory Board, the Board of Trustee for the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Junior Achievement Board of Directors, and the Board of Directors for Jacksonville Community Council Inc., and was honored as a Women of Influence by the Jacksonville Business Journal. 

She has previously served the Cultural Council as Treasurer, and is former Board Chair of the Nonprofit Center of NE Florida.

She has a B.S. from Grambling State University in Computer Information Systems and mathematics, with a minor in accounting. And, she has a Master in International Business from the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.