Whitney Johnson Keynote Speaker

  • Expert on the power of disruption in business
  • Author of the bestselling book, 'Build an A Team'
  • One of Thinkers50 top 10 management thinkers

Whitney Johnson's Biography

Whitney Johnson is CEO of the tech-enabled talent development company Disruption Advisors, an Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private company in America (2020). She has been named one of the top ten business strategists in the world by Thinkers50.

Prior to starting Disruption Advisors, Whitney Johnson worked at FORTUNE 100 companies and as an award-winning equity analyst on Wall Street.

Whitney teaches the S Curve of Learning to managers and companies as both a keynote speaker and a frequent lecturer for Harvard Business School’s Corporate Learning course. She is a LinkedIn Top Voice (2020) with 1.8 million followers. Her course, Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship, has been viewed over 1 million times.

Whitney Johnson is a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review. She is the author of the bestselling Build an A Team (a Financial Times Book of the Month) and Disrupt Yourself, fittingly described by Publisher’s Weekly as “Savvy . . . often counterintuitive . . . superb.” She hosts the weekly Disrupt Yourself podcast with guests including Brené Brown, Adam Grant, Susan Cain, and General Stanley McChrystal.

Whitney was co-founder of the Disruptive Innovation Fund with the late Clayton Christensen. Her role included fund formation, strategy, and capital raising. They invested and led the $8 million seed round for South Korea’s Coupang ecommerce platform, currently valued at $50 billion.

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