Saji Johnson

Chief Business & Innovation Officer in San Francisco, California, United States

A serial entrepreneur in emerging technology and corporate executive in business innovation and transformation leading to several exits, and engaging with over one billion plus consumers globally.

Most notably I'm known for being a member of the Nokia Wireless R&D group which lead the development and launch of text and media messaging for North America.

Currently, I'm the SVP & Chief Business & Innovation Officer for the 6th largest lender in America - acquiring $6.5BB in monthly originations with a portfolio of $130/BB all resulting from an omni-channel ecosystem.

Also I'm a Board Advisor to ApplySmart,, and George & Company.

From a farm table in Kerala, India to the entrepreneurial and executive table in 3 different continents.

Co-Founder of 4-Play, an offline and online marketing platform while in college sold to BlabberForce. Created Fiabra, a marketing and CRM platform which was acquired by Amstor Global.

Former Venture Partner and Head of Innovation for Inspirit Ventures, a Barcelona and San Francisco venture firm focusing on global tech investments.

Former CEO of AdLocal Americas, location based mobile ad platform - sold to Yahoo Japan!

Former CEO of Weatherista, weather and fashion algorithm platform - sold to Kalpa Ventures, a Cisco Systems subsidiary.

Former CEO of CopaCast, a hyper-targeting omni-channel ad platform - sold to Huang Family, Chinese hedge fund.

Former SVP Business & Marketing / GM of Mobile of gBox, first social gifting platform - sold to eForce, an Omnicom subsidiary.

Former Executive Director Mobile & Global Operations of PlayPhone, mobile content distribution- sold to GungHo.

Former President of SkyWorld, marketing platform - sold to private equity

Investor and advisor to various startups in tech, green, and social impact space

Board Advisor to various startups globally.

Global experience in emerging media and mobile. Launching dozens of concepts in 25 plus countries.

Deep passion for social impact and and creating good for humanity: People, Planet, and then profit.

First job was at age 5 as farm boy on our farm.

First job in America was collecting cans.

First signs of entrepreneurialism was in 4th grade launching Pencils Plus, our school store, and became store manager.

An adventurer and global traveler experiencing 30 plus countries including living in 3 countries: USA, Aus

  • Work
    • Freedom Mortgage's BIGfreedom
  • Education
    • Team Managment Leadership Program
    • Communications Curriculum
    • Landmark Education
    • Boston University