Garrett Johnston

Budget: fee on request
Languages: English, Russian
Geography: Russia & CIS countries

Garrett Johnston is a marketing and commercial strategy director with very strong operational track record, well known for outside-the-box thinking and market changing value propositions, including a proven ability to deliver above expectation results in recession periods.

Current strategies cover a turnover of $US 11 billion annually. His career goal is to become ever more effective in doing what he loves - helping companies and brands succeed with strategies built literally around the customer, starting by understanding who the customer is.

Diverses international background, 11 languages, professional experience in 13 countries across all 5 continents. Holds both Irish (EU) and Russian citizenship. Strong commercial background with successful strategy design and execution work in sales, marketing, channels, products and alliances all over the world, most recently in Scandinavia, Russia and the CIS.

Wide exposure to the ICT segment from all angles from operator to vendor to consultant and covering all technologies from mobile to broadband to satellite at all levels of the value chain from underlying infrastructure to platforms and applications to final customer benefits. Wide exposure to non technology segments through board directorship of and investment in Brainstore with a strong role in the strategic development of the company

Garrett is an expert in the design of very differentiated (because obsessively customer centric) customer experience differentiation = market success concepts, strategies and value propositions, along with the processes necessary to keep them relevant. The other 2 key points of differentiation he brings to the table are a cosmopolitan outlook with strong multicultural and multilingual skills and familiarity with industry sectors beyond telecom and ICT.