After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Johnny began his professional career as an Intelligence officer in the US Army specializing in signals intelligence. During Desert Storm, his unit was recognized by the director of the Army Intelligence Agency for their contributions to intelligence operations.
During his fifteen plus years in the construction industry, Johnny developed an in-depth knowledge of construction industry best practices, systems, and means & methods. He served in the field as a Project Engineer, Project Manager, and Senior Project Manager. His executive experience includes roles as a District Manager & President. During his career he has led teams implementing operational excellence best practices in areas such as Quality Control (QC), Building Information Modeling (BIM), Project Forecasting, Business Planning, and LEAN construction. Johnny’s experience also includes managing real estate development and lease portfolios.
His most recent experience prior to joining SAP includes leading ERP implementations at two Construction Companies where he demonstrated a unique ability to translate industry requirements into software solutions. Johnny is a LEED Accredited Professional, has held contractors licenses in multiple states, and previously served on the Standards of Practice committee for CMAA (Construction Management Association of America) and is currently participating in the World Economic Forum’s Future of Construction Working Group. He is currently the Global Chief Engineer for Real Estate and Construction at SAP, where he works with customers to find innovative solutions to business problems.