Amal Johnson

Executive Chairman

About Amal

Amal Johnson brings extensive experience in the high-tech industry, from Application Software to Cloud Computing and Hosted Services. Previously, Amal served as President of Baan Supply Chain Solutions, and as President of Baan Affiliates and Baan Americas successfully guiding Baan through its initial public offering and from $60 million to $800 million in annual revenue. She also held the role of President of ASK Manufacturing Systems, and held various executive positions with IBM.

Prior to joining Author-it, Amal was a Venture Partner with ComVentures, a communications venture capital firm. In her role at ComVentures, Amal worked closely with the firm's portfolio companies, providing strategic guidance. Prior to ComVentures, she was a founding partner of Lightspeed Venture Partners. During her five-year tenure with the firm, she focused on e-commerce, enterprise software and infrastructure investments.

She is also on the boards of two public companies Mellanox Technologies (MLNX), and Intuitive Surgical Inc (ISRG), and she is a venture advisor to Illuminate Ventures. In 2008, Mrs. Johnson was recognized by The Corporate Board Member Magazine as one of the top 50 women in Technology, and in 2011 she was voted one of The Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business by the San Francisco Business Times

Amal holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Montclair State University, and completed graduate work in computer science at Stevens Institute of Technology.