Von Johnson is CEO of MCF Media Solutions and Von Johnson & Associates, Inc. Mr. Johnson has over 30 years experience in international production, post-production, technical and distribution services, asset management and project management. Mr. Johnson has held senior level positions at Universal Television Distribution, The Walt Disney Studios, The Disney Channel, Walt Disney Imagineering, Turner Entertainment Co., ITC Entertainment and DIVA Systems (a Silicon Valley video-on-demand technology pioneer). Mr. Johnson is co-founder of White Ash Broadcasting, Inc., the licensee for central California’s National Public Radio affiliate, KVPR-FM, Valley Public Radio.
Since 2003, Von Johnson & Associates, Inc. (VJA) has assisted companies with post-production and distribution management, marketing strategies for entertainment technology solutions, media asset valuations and language localization for several television programs (e.g., ARCANE, BOJACK HORSEMAN, TUCA & BERTIE). Clientele include Michael Eisner’s Tornante Animation, Netflix, NBC-Universal, Warner Bros., Dreamworks SKG, MGM, Lionsgate, Vuguru, Astro Entertainment, Technicolor, AMPAS, Scheper Kim and Harris LLP, FM Global, T-Mobile, lyuno-SDI Media, AT&T and Media Broadcast GmbH.
Mr. Johnson served on the Board of Governors for the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and is co-inventor of “Method and apparatus for transmission of full frequency digital audio” (U.S. patent 5,544,228). Mr. Johnson holds an Associate of Arts Degree in Radio, Television and Cinema from San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC), a Bachelor Degree in Mass Communications from California State University, Fresno (Magna Cum Laude), and an MBA from Woodbury University in Los Angeles, California.
Mike is the co-founder and CEO of MCF Technology Solutions and a Senior Advisor for MCFMedia. In his role at MCFTech, he leads a global organization which has helped hundreds of forward thinking companies dramatically improve their operational productivity and effectiveness by developing custom cloud-based applications to digitally transform their business processes.
A former Naval Officer, Mike holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Cleveland State University. He has Black Belt level experience in Lean/Sigma Process Engineering and is a practicing Project Management Professional (PMP). That education combined with real-world business experience in Operations, Product Management, Quality Control, Engineering Management, Manufacturing, Distribution, Marketing, Global Supply Chain Management, and Real Estate Pipeline Management has provided Mike with the insight to quickly grasp challenges faced by clients and to provide keen insight into the best ways to solve them.