Matthew Johnson founded TruConnect with his brother Nathan in 2010. His previous background was in technology mergers and acquisitions in New York. Additionally, Mr. Johnson is the Co-Founder and Board Member of Drake Star Partners, a New York based boutique technology investment bank with offices in nine countries. Mr. Johnson and his brother are the sole equity owners of TruConnect and have self-financed the business since inception. As the Co-CEO of TruConnect, Mr. Johnson is responsible for the strategic, financial and operational focus of the business with a particular emphasis on investing in technologies to provide a more robust Lifeline service to this underserved community. Mr. Johnson holds an MBA for the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and is Chairman of Wheels for Humanity, a non-profit that focuses on delivering wheelchairs to impoverished disabled individuals around the world. He is also a member of YPO, Young Presidents Organization, a highly regarded organization of business leaders throughout the world.
Mr. Johnson is a twice nominated finalist for E&Y’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award and was a finalist in the City of Los Angeles in 2015 and 2016.
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