Brian Johnson

Faculty Fellow

Brian is an Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in the Finance Department and also works as an advisor with the MBA program supporting students concentrating in finance.

Brian joined the David Eccles School of Business after a 27 year career in Corporate Finance. During his career with IBM, Brian worked in a variety of financial roles for manufacturing, services, sales, headquarters and international operations. He has supported the acquisition and integration of many businesses as well. His recent roles at IBM included Assistant Controller, and CFO of IBM Japan.

While overseas, Brian participated in numerous professional organizations frequently speaking on the role of the finance organization and the CFO. He served as a trustee for many years, and as the Board Chair for the American School in Japan from 2015 to 2017.

Brian earned a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Andersen School of Management at UCLA and graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Marketing with a minor in Japanese.

Brian is passionate about finance and the analysis and use of information to improve companies and organizations.