Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson

President & CEO

Location
Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area
Industry
Internet

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Chris Johnson's Summary

I am currently the President & CEO at Pegasus Lighting, a nationally recognized e-commerce website that sells unique lighting products to a wide spectrum of customers. We carefully blend technology with the personal touch of outstanding customer service and an information-rich website.

I joined the Raleigh office of Pegasus Lighting in April of 2007 as Director of Marketing & Technology. At the beginning of 2009 I was promoted to Vice President and in January 2014 I became the President & CEO. I graduated with a B.A. and an M.B.A., both from Virginia Tech. While working on my M.B.A., I focused on Information and Decision Support Systems. Since graduation I have worked for Arthur Andersen Business Consulting and BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina.

Specialties: Web technology, Wordpress, phpBB, Yahoo e-commerce, SEO, social media, personnel management, branding, server architecture, marketing, public relations, database technology, data warehouse

Chris Johnson's Experience

President & CEO

Pegasus Lighting

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Retail industry

April 2007Present (7 years 7 months)

Responsible for all daily operations of a multi-million dollar online lighting e-commerce company. My primary areas of focus include our technical infrastructure, web site technology implementations and management, new technology project development, online and offline marketing campaigns, and public relations.

Manager - Data Architects / Data Analysts

BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina

Nonprofit; 1001-5000 employees; Insurance industry

September 2006April 2007 (8 months)

Managed a team of 3 data architects and 5 data analysts in corporate data warehouse department. Project lead creating next generation enterprise data warehouse for the company.

Nonprofit; 1001-5000 employees; Insurance industry

August 2005September 2006 (1 year 2 months)

Managed data analyst and ETL developer. Responsible for prioritizing, scheduling, and closing open issues in data warehouse. This included working with the data warehouse users to create prioritization, receive business requirements, and then communicate status.

Nonprofit; 1001-5000 employees; Insurance industry

March 2003August 2005 (2 years 6 months)

Lead ETL developer on multiple data warehouse projects, mentored other developers, assigned resources, evaluated new ETL infrastructure and technical meta data solutions, technical resource for all development projects.

Nonprofit; 1001-5000 employees; Insurance industry

October 2001March 2003 (1 year 6 months)

Developed and maintained project timeline estimates and assisted in the creation of new and more and efficient ETL process to reduce data warehouse processing and load time by 600%.

Partnership; Myself Only; Accounting industry

January 2001October 2001 (10 months) Raleigh, NC

Assisted clients to develop business intelligence solutions, mentored consultants, supported the planning and administering of alpha and beta testing for a data warehouse and financial data mart, and modifying ETL when necessary.

Manager

VPSI, Inc.

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Transportation/Trucking/Railroad industry

May 1998January 2000 (1 year 9 months)

Managed a profit center/project office with annual revenues exceeding $1 million, office budget, vendor and customer relationships, and developing new sources of revenue. Maintained all project office customer accounts and managed a fleet of 140 vehicles.

Account Executive

VPSI, Inc.

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Transportation/Trucking/Railroad industry

May 1997May 1998 (1 year 1 month)

Developed and maintained database for tracking vehicle and customer information, responsible for vendor and customer relationships, and composed and presented marketing/sales presentations to customers.

Chris Johnson's Certifications

  • Advanced Search Engine Marketing Strategies

    • North Carolina Search Engine Academy

Chris Johnson's Skills & Expertise

  1. SEO
  2. Databases
  3. Social Media
  4. Data Warehousing
  5. Server Architecture
  6. Wordpress
  7. Public Speaking
  8. Leadership
  9. CRM
  10. HTML
  11. User Experience
  12. Social Media Marketing
  13. Business Intelligence
  14. Project Management
  15. E-commerce
  16. Data Analysis
  17. Blogging
  18. WordPress

Chris Johnson's Education

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

MBA, Information and Decision Support Systems

20002000

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

BA, Communications

19921996

Concentration in Public Relations and Broadcasting. Minor in Sports Management.

Activities and Societies: Manager of women's basketball team. Interned with Virginia Tech sports radio fall semester senior year.

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