Ron Johnson is the founder and CEO of Enjoy, a Personal Commerce Platform designed to change the way we buy things that matter.
Ron also is the founding partner of Johnson + Partners, a Venture Partner Firm located in Menlo Park, California. Johnson + Partners is aligned with select Venture Capital and Growth Equity firms to help bring new ideas to the marketplace. Investments include Enjoy, Nasty Gal, Philz Coffee. the Melt and other technology start-ups and early stage companies.
He is the former chief executive officer of jcpenney, a former executive team member at Apple where he founded and led the company’s retail strategy and a former merchant leader at Target Corporation.
Ron earned his Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University in 1980 and his Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School in 1984.
He serves on the Stanford University Board of Trustees and as a member of the committees on Development, the Medical Center, Alumni Affairs, and Globalization. Ron also is Vice Chair of Stanford University Hospitals and Clinics. He is currently leading the Campaign for Stanford Medicine, a billion dollar plus campaign to build the new Stanford Hospital and to help Stanford lead the Biomedical Revolution through investments in research, big data, and breakthroughs in clinical care.
Ron is also a member of the University’s Arts and Humanities Advisory Council and leading an initiative to supplant the Humanities in a world increasingly dominated by Science and Engineering pursuits. Ron is married to Karen Johnson. The Johnson’s reside in Atherton, California and have two children. Elizabeth Johnson attends Northwestern University and is a student in the Class of 2017. Will Johnson attends Sacred Heart Prep Atherton and is a student in the Class of 2016.