Mr. Barry Johnson
Executive Advisor to the Chairman (Dan Gilbert), Rock Ventures
Barry Johnson serves as the Executive Advisor to the Chairman of Rock Ventures, the holding company and family office of Dan Gilbert who is founder of Quicken Loans, America’s #1 Mortgage lender, owner/Chairman of the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Team, and investor in 100+ additional companies.
Barry is a creative and analytical entrepreneur, corporate executive, global expansion expert, and economic developer. His 30+ year body of work traverses public and private sectors, and highlights the increasingly complex intersection of business management, culture, public policy, and geopolitics.
His professional journey includes Wall Street investment banking and executive roles at leading media and technology companies including Disney, Sony, Microsoft/Viacom, and Bertelsmann.
He values his out-of-the class room education – living in or travels to Alabama, NY, 45 states, and 65 countries to date - as much as he does his formal educations at Yale and Harvard Business School as a student of such iconic influencers as Dr. Michael Porter, Vincent Scully, and Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
He currently serves on the board of the Yaddo Corporation and is a Global Fellow in the Institute for Creativity and Capital (IC2) at the University of Texas -Austin.