Global Chief Executive Officer with expertise in building entrepreneurial professional services ventures including start-ups and turn-arounds across multiple industry sectors and cultures. Track record of consistently delivering results that increase business value. Recognized for success in integrating business strategy and execution. Skilled in leveraging organizational resources and strengths – people, capital, technology, product / service offering, competitive position – to drive revenues, profits and performance. Passionate commitment to building high-performance teams that produce superior results and to promoting collaborative culture resulting in open communications, idea exchange, mutual respect, trust and integrity.
Senior Vice President and General Manager of Iron Mountain Government Services (NYSE: IRM)
Senior executive of Iron Mountain (NYSE: IRM). Company is $3+ billion provider of professional business services including information management, records management and data protection services to clients in North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Asia/Pacific. Successfully established an industry business unit to grow profitable revenue in the public sector, an attempt that two predecessors had failed to achieve. Responsibility includes all core executive leadership and general management of the government services subsidiary (IMGS) with $35+ million in annual revenue.
- Identified the opportunity for additional revenue growth in the public sector for Iron Mountain's products and services. Led the development and successful presentation of a public sector business plan that secured $10M in initial investment over three (3) years.
- Created an overlay global account program to leverage existing marketing, sales, and service delivery capabilities resulting in increased productivity, revenues, and margin performance.
- Led development of strategic plan and executive briefings to communicate business plan execution to the Board, Chairman, CEO, COO, and CFO of the company.
- Provided strategic vision, developed business model, built a high-performance team that drove execution of the approved business plan, and cultivated new client relationships.
- Generated $15+ million in new recurring annual revenue; new business opportunities to drive $25+ million in new recurring annual revenues in 2009 . Led the successful Capital Committee approval for additional investment in storage facility capacity across North America.
Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE:IRM) helps organizations around the world reduce the costs and risks associated with information protection and storage. The Company offers comprehensive records management, data protection, and information destruction solutions along with the expertise and experience to address complex information challenges such as rising storage costs, litigation, regulatory compliance and disaster recovery. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain is a trusted partner to more than 100,000 corporate clients throughout North America, Europe, Latin America and the Pacific Rim.
In addition to my responsibilities leading Iron Mountain Government Services Incorporated, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends engaged in a variety of activities that include: golf, tennis, bicycling, boating of any kind, wine tasting, gourmet cooking and learning more about making better BBQ using ovens, grills, and smokers (see www.iprobbq.com for more information).
I also enjoy working as a volunteer in my community supporting the Boy Scouts organization, raising money for the benefit of children through the Caring for Children Charity (see www.floridawinefest.org for more information), and raising money for the benefit of people suffering from Chronic Kideny Disease through the iCompassion Charity (see www.icompassion.org for more information)
I also enjoy a wide variety of music and watching movies when I have time. My goal is to enjoy the pasage of time with family and friends and to build lasting relationships that become the measure of my success in life.
“I've known Jeff for a number of years, including the time we spent together working at Network Solutions and VeriSign. In all of this time, Jeff has proven himself to be a great manager and extremely strong business leader with solid vision and team building skills. Working with Jeff whether directly or indirectly is always a pleasure as he does a great job of laying out expectations and doing his part of the work to assure the goals are met. I've enjoyed working with Jeff over the years and look forward to doing so again in the future.” January 19, 2007
Anthony Renzette, Principal, MITA Group
"Jeff is an effective senior executive that consistently demonstrates his leadership abilities in a variety of environments. He has great vision and has the experience and knowledge of all key functional areas needed to run an organization. Jeff consistently drives to increase revenues, profits and performance. He is a results oriented individual and has the respect and trust from his superiors, peers and direct reports. Most importantly, he demonstrates his sincere interest in the career development and advancement of the members on his team. I have learned an enormous amount from Jeff during my time with Iron Mountain.” January 22, 2007
Ro Dhanda, Vice President Business Development, Iron Mountain
"I have known and worked with Jeff for over eleven years. Throughout these eleven years, I have witnessed Jeff consistently demonstrating his ability to create strategic vision for a business and then driving the vision across the functional areas (marketing, sales, operations, finance and accounting, legal and HR.) achieving the desired business results. I believe that it is the combination of his broad and deep knowledge in each of the functional areas enables Jeff to consistently achieve business results. I look forward to having fun working with Jeff to build and grow businesses.” January 24, 2007
Rob Smith, Vice President, Sales, Iron Mountain
"Jeff is a talented general manager and has a deep understanding of what it takes to drive a professional services organization. Jeff is a good judge of character, hires exceptional talent and delivers the business. I would not hesitate to work with Jeff again.” February 18, 2007
Steve Lorenc, Vice President & Business Unit Mgr., Network Solutions/VeriSign
“I have had the pleasure of working with Jeff on a variety of market research and policy initiatives over the years. I've always been struck by his unique combination of business acumen, technical competence and strong inter-personal skills. He leads by example, and creates work environments that fuel the "can do" and entrepreneurial spirit that have been a hallmark of his many professional successes. Any organization could benefit from Jeff's leadership; I only wish more executives would emulate his style.” September 14, 2007
Paul Diaz, Policy & Ethics Manager, Network Solutions
These are examples of my Board service: VisualCV Aphelion iCompassion iExecuvision
Awards that I have helped Iron Mountain acquire through a clear vision of company goals and the ability to put together a team that overcomes challenges proactively.
I am a member of Vistage, the worlds largest CEO membership organization, since 2005. David Belden serves as the Best Practice Chair for the Washington D.C. area who is quoted below. "I have worked with Jeff Johnson as a Mentor for four years. I have always found him to be highly energetic and, more importantly, incredibly insightful. Jeff has an amazing ability to focus on the real issue, and eliminate the chatter. I told him that if I were still the CEO of a company, I would definitely want him as my COO. Jeff has an uncanny ability to envision results, set goals, and implement practical strategies to assure their attainment." David Belden, Best Practice Chair, Vistage International, Inc.
Awards that I received upon founding Arcemus and it being aquired by Iron Mountain in May of 2004.
This is a plaque I received upon joining Vistage Internaitonal, the worlds largest CEO Membership Organization.
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Aug 1984 - May 1987
Bachelor Business Administration
I attended James Madison University and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. I was active in the Pi Kappa Phi campus fraternity and served as President. I was also active in student affairs events and intramural sports activities.