Robert Brian Johnson has a unique track record of starting successful businesses in emerging markets and excelling in multiple industries.
From 1991 to 1994, Brian worked with Thomas Nelson Publishing in the Varsity Internship Program selling books door to door. In those 3 years he was awarded Top Twenty Sales (twice), Gold Seal Diamond Award (three times), Business Management Award (three times), Top Five Team (twice), Top Five Recruiter, and Top Campus.
In November of 1994, Brian founded LIT Group with four partners – a litigation technology company in Houston, Texas. Brian was responsible for sales, training and recruiting. Within 5 years, the company grew to 150 employees with offices in Houston, Austin, and Dallas. Brian and his partners sold LIT Group to Ridgways in 1999.
In December of 1999, Brian helped launch LAW.COM – an international online resource for current legal endemic content with offices in New York, Chicago, Phoenix, San Francisco, and London. Brian led the company in revenue for two years before its sale in 2002 to American Lawyer Media.
In May of 2003 Brian started JCAT – a commercial general contracting and maintenance service company with no partners or investors. Today JCAT has more than 100 clients servicing over 300 buildings in greater Atlanta including some of the biggest names in commercial real estate. JCAT was named Contractor of the Year four times by the Institute of Real Estate Managers in 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2012. In 2012, JCAT was named one of INC Magazine’s Fastest Growing Companies.
In March of 2012 Brian was nominated as Business Person of the Year by the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. Between 2008 and 2010, Brian was awarded “Highest Honors” by the Dale Carnegie Corporation three times. He teaches Public Speaking at the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and has authored four industry seminars.
Brian creates business development strategies for small to midsize companies with an emphasis on professional services.
Accountants, Engineers, Lawyers, and Architects with annual revenue between $1mm and $10mm are his specialty.
Brian earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee in 1991. He completed graduate work with honors in Project Management through the Executive Program at Villanova University in 2007. He holds certificates in Project Management Essentials, Project Management Applied Knowledge, and Mastery of Project Management. In 2008, Brian earned his designation as Qualifying Agent from the Georgia Secretary of State.
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