Executive Bio: Terry Johnson, EVP of Finance and Operations
Terry Johnson’s history with Sirius dates back to 1989. He was the controller and chief financial officer of the company (then called Star Data Systems) until the distribution business was sold to Western Micro in 1997. Mr. Johnson was chief financial officer for the Western Micro IBM distribution business, which changed names to Business Partner Solutions and then to Savoir Technology. In June 2000, the business was sold to Avnet, where Mr. Johnson was senior vice president of Finance and Operations in Avnet’s IBM Business Unit.
Mr. Johnson returned to Sirius in September 2003 as the company’s chief operating officer, leading various sales support teams including the Leasing, IBM Services, IBM Programs, Operations and Contracts teams. His extensive experience in IBM technology channels allowed him to apply industry best practices across the teams to increase productivity and efficiency while also keeping a high level of client satisfaction, and providing industry-leading sales support. Mr. Johnson’s extensive finance background has given him a deep financial understanding of the key economic drivers for the company. He also has a strong grasp of IBM programs, which has helped drive the company’s profitability.
In 2007, Mr. Johnson also took on the responsibilities of chief financial officer and was promoted to Executive Vice President of Finance and Operations, a position that benefited greatly from his leadership, attention to detail, firm grasp of the business, and financial experience. As an IBM Premier Business Partner, Sirius executives are asked to provide input to IBM channel, brand and territory executives. To that end, Mr. Johnson serves on various IBM Business Partner Councils to provide both tactical and strategic feedback to IBM.
Prior to executive positions in the technology industry, Mr. Johnson was a senior tax accountant with the public accounting firm Grant Thornton. He graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1985.