Mark W. Johnson

by Stephani Simmons

October 23, 2017

Co-founder and Senior Partner,

Mark Johnson is a senior partner of Innosight, an innovation and strategy consulting firm with offices in Massachusetts, Singapore and India, which he co-founded with Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen. He has consulted to Global 1000 and start-up companies in a wide range of industries — including health care, aerospace/defense, enterprise IT, energy, automotive and consumer packaged goods — and has advised Singapore’s government on innovation and entrepreneurship.

Johnson’s new book “Dual Transformation: How to Reposition Today’s Business While Creating the Future” (Harvard Business Review Press, April 2017) is focused on one of the greatest challenges facing leaders today: transforming your business in the face of imminent disruption. His other work revolves around helping companies envision and create new growth, manage transformation and achieve renewal through business model innovation. This work is the subject of the McKinsey award–winning Harvard Business Review (HBR) article “Reinventing Your Business Model,” as well as his book “Seizing the White Space: Business Model Innovation for Growth and Renewal” (Harvard Business Review Press, 2010). He is also the author of the HBR article “New Business Models in Emerging Markets” with Matt Eyring and Hari Nair. Johnson has published articles in the Sloan Management Review, Bloomberg Businessweek, Advertising Age and National Defense.

Prior to co-founding Innosight, Johnson was a consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton where he advised clients on managing innovation and implementing comprehensive change programs. Before that, he served as a nuclear power–trained surface warfare officer in the U. S. Navy.

Johnson received a master’s of business administration from Harvard Business School, a master’s in civil engineering and engineering mechanics from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree with distinction in aerospace engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy. He currently serves on the board of SemiLEDS, a LED manufacturing company, and the U.S. Naval Institute.