Consumer >> CEO Interviews >> April 26, 1999

Gary Johnson – Memeberworks Inc (mbrs)

GARY JOHNSON is President and CEO of Z-force, Inc. Mr. Johnson's 20-year career brings Z-force significant expertise scaling rapidly growing organizations, creating innovative business strategies and successfully raising more than $100 million in capital. His experience includes executive, general management, marketing and engineering management positions in the networking and PC markets. Before founding Z-force, Mr. Johnson was President and CEO of S3 Incorporated, a NASDAQ-listed global leader in multimedia accelerators for the PC market. Prior to his CEO position, Mr. Johnson was General Manager with responsibility for the bulk of the company's revenue-generating products. During his tenure, S3's revenue grew over 400% to over $400 million, and the company was named by Inc. magazine the seventh fastest growing company in America. Prior to S3, Mr. Johnson founded two startup business units in the networking and telecommunications space ' the last as General Manager of the wireless networking (IEEE 802.11) group at National Semiconductor Corporation. Previously, he held engineering management positions at British Telecom Research Labs in the United Kingdom, where he began his career. Mr. Johnson has served on a number of Advisory Boards and Boards of Directors, including Avian Communications, Nanuk Networks,, and Silicon Valley Networking Lab. He holds a Bachelor's degree with honors (equivalent) in Electronic Engineering, DeMonfort University, England, with First Class Honors, and is a Chartered Engineer. Profile
TWST: Can you give us a quick overview and a little bit of the history

of MemberWorks, just to set the stage?

Mr. Johnson: Yes. MemberWorks was founded in 1989, so it's a little

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