As Managing Director of Operations at The Gores Group, Mr. Johnston is responsible for portfolio company oversight as well as leading operational due diligence efforts for the firm's Technology, Media and Telecommunications investments. Prior to joining Gores, Mr. Johnston held senior executive positions with global, multi-national firms as well as start-up companies. Most recently, he was EVP and Chief Operating Officer with Dimension Data Americas, where he led sales, marketing, solutions development and service delivery in North and South America for the $6 billion technology integrator. Mr. Johnston additionally held leadership roles with Sitel, PwC Management Consulting and US Internetworking, a VC backed cloud services provider. Mr. Johnston has more than 25 years of experience leading, consulting with, and transforming technology-based businesses.
Mr. Johnston is currently a board member with Bat Blue, a cyber-security business, and GlobalServe, a global procurement and logistics business. Mr. Johnston earned a B.A. from Princeton University, an Executive M.B.A. from George Mason University and completed a two-week European study program at Oxford University.