Ayana Johnson

Senior Director, Open/Innovation Business Development


Ayana Johnson is an Innovation Executive who’s driven several Fortune 500 companies to grow beyond their mature businesses into new Categories. After working almost 2 decades on New Product, Service, and Category Developments, Ayana has learned how critical driving relationships with the right external partners, suppliers, inventors, and start-ups is to growing adjacent businesses.

She’s been published and spoken in several trade journal/shows such as SPE, FEI, and CoDev.

Ayana holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from M.I.T.