Kevin D. Johnson, President of Johnson Media Inc. and a serial entrepreneur, has several years of experience leading his multimillion-dollar marketing and communications company that now serves many of the most notable Fortune 100 businesses. As an innovative leader, he has appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS, Oprah Radio, and in Forbes, The New York Times, FastCompany, SUCCESS and The Wall Street Journal. Moreover, he has appeared on CNN frequently. Kevin published the bestselling book, The Entrepreneur Mind, which has been #1 on Amazon since its launch in 20
Kevin D. Johnson, President of Johnson Media Inc. and a serial entrepreneur, has several years of experience leading his multimillion-dollar marketing and communications company that now serves many of the most notable Fortune 100 businesses. As an innovative leader, he has appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS, Oprah Radio, and in Forbes, The New York Times, FastCompany, SUCCESS and The Wall Street Journal. Moreover, he has appeared on CNN frequently. Kevin published the bestselling book, The Entrepreneur Mind, which has been #1 on Amazon since its launch in 2013.
Before founding his company in 2000, he engineered web applications and produced computer software for leading companies. He was a software programmer for IBM and a webmaster for CNN. He also worked for Arthur Andersen Worldwide as a business consultant and software developer.
Hailing from Boston, Massachusetts, Kevin attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, where he studied computer science as a NASA scholar and Spanish, graduating with honors. While in college, he started Johnson Media Inc., which in 2000 created one of the first online content management systems, called OmniPublisher. He later sold it to a publishing company, earning the distinction as a social media pioneer. Realizing the tremendous opportunity in applying Internet technologies to media and marketing, he decided to focus his business on this growing market.
Recently, Kevin was the director of economic gardening for the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), one of the nation’s largest nonprofit trade organizations for technology. In this role, he was responsible for leading an innovative approach to economic development that focused on providing resources to high-tech businesses located in Georgia’s coastal region.
In his spare time, Kevin enjoys serving on boards, volunteering for nonprofits, listening to salsa and jazz, playing piano in his Latin band, reading, golfing, traveling, and running marathons. He is a member of the Apex Society, a former board member of the Atlanta Business League (ABL), and an Entrepreneur in Residence at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business. He lives in Alpharetta, Georgia with his wife and two sons.
After hearing Kevin speak and reading his book, my students have improved considerably in how well they understand and implement concepts from class.- Michael Holmes, Professor of Entrepreneurship at Morehouse College
This book is where every ‘wannabe’ entrepreneur should start. It outlines 100 essential beliefs, insights, and habits of serious entrepreneurs.- Martin Zwilling, Contributor, Forbes
Many of these are well understood, like think big and create new markets, but I found several that are not so well known, and may be a surprise to some. Yet, based on my own years of experience ‘in the business’, mentoring many entrepreneurs, and following stalwarts like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, even these potentially controversial mindsets ring true.
I’m a senior. Kevin started his business as a sophomore. I now know that it’s possible and that I need to start now, where I am.Student at Georgia State University
Kevin has done a remarkable job synthesizing the key points about successful entrepreneurship. In valuable detail, he discusses his own enlightening experiences and those of well-known entrepreneurs to help readers get it right the first time. This book is an important resource for current and aspiring entrepreneurs.- Eric Overby, Ph.D., Assistant professor, Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology
The Entrepreneur Mind program is awesome! I really enjoyed it! The content you teach is exactly what we try to instill in our over 300 members.- James Holden, Student and President of the Entrepreneur’s Society at Plymouth University in the United Kingdom
In our current time, it’s essential to share any type of business knowledge that we attain, and Kevin Johnson is definitely playing a pivotal role in contributing to our entrepreneurship age.- Vivian Giang, Reporter, Business Insider
I don’t want to finish college without anything going for me already. After hearing Kevin’s presentation, I think it’s time to start generating ideas and getting the motor going.- Student at Georgia State University
It was interesting to see a computer science nerd transform into a businessman. Today you see the Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, but I’ve never met someone like him in person.
Kevin stitches together actual life scenarios and outcomes that every entrepreneur needs to understand.- Devon Wijesinghe, Serial entrepreneur; chairman, Insightpool; director, Atlanta Technology Angels
Most Popular Programs
• The Entrepreneur Mind
• Landing Your First Job by Thinking with an Entrepreneur Mind
• Social Media Strategy for Entrepreneurs
Kevin D. Johnson uses his bestselling book, The Entrepreneur Mind, to teach people the forward-thinking entrepreneurial concepts that will allow them to build a business or a career and excel in life. He shows them how to start NOW– that’s Kevin’s first secret to getting a jump on success!
Kevin is passionate, entertaining, and highly effective. After hearing Kevin speak or conduct a workshop, people leave motivated and equipped with the right tools to achieve their goals.
CEO Kevin D. Johnson Invited to the White House as Entrepreneurial Thought Leader
Johnson Media Inc. Wins Prestigious AMY Award for Porsche Marketing Campaign
Porsche Selects Johnson Media Inc. for National Marketing Campaign
Johnson Media Inc. Selected as Winner in the 21st Annual Communicator Awards
Johnson Media Inc. Selected as Winner in the 36th Annual Telly Awards
CEO Kevin D. Johnson Named One of Atlanta’s 40 Under 40 Business Leaders
Johnson Media Inc. Wins International Davey Award for Outstanding Creative
Johnson Media Inc. Awarded National Project to Help Rebuild Financial Stability
Johnson Media Inc. Makes a Donation to Drew Charter School
What Kevin’s “The Entrepreneur Mind” Programs Do
• Better equip people with practical tools to thrive in a challenging job market
• Give people confidence, motivation, and resources to pursue opportunities now
• Increase interaction and collaboration between people working on entrepreneurial projects
• Change the habits of people to be proactive instead reactive in their career aspirations
• Help people thrive in a new marketing environment driven by social media and big data
Kevin’s programs make a powerful choice for
Entrepreneurship Programs and Business Schools; Business Conferences and Panels; Career Week/Day, Career Services Programs; Academic Enrichment and Academic Success Programs; Leadership Retreats and Life Skills Programs; Black History Month Programs; and Graduation Activities.