Holland & Hart is pleased to announce the promotion of James Johnson to Chief Information Officer (CIO). James has served as the firm’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) since 2018 and as interim CIO since November 2019.
As CIO, James is responsible for overseeing the firm’s core technology infrastructure and operations to create business value and maximize productivity. James also works with the firm’s senior management and leaders to develop and implement the firm’s technology strategy, prioritizing innovative solutions that improve efficiency.
“James has demonstrated he is an outstanding leader, highly effective at proactively identifying issues and directing his teams to efficiently solve problems, allowing leadership to focus on strategy and other vital enterprise issues,” said Chris Balch, firm chair. “We are confident in James’ ability to drive change as we implement technology, security, and privacy functions that provide business-critical support to the firm’s operations, our people, and our clients.”
James has over 15 years of experience in several technology executive roles. As a previous IT Director, he oversaw all IT verticals for Fortune 500 companies and managed IT operational budgets over $42 million, including directing a $46 million portfolio of international merger and acquisition projects.
“I am honored to continue my career with Holland & Hart as CIO. My goal is to ensure that every technology initiative serves the firm’s business needs and strategic priorities, including improving client experience, optimizing efficiency, effectiveness, and profitability,” James said. “I am proud to lead a team of technology professionals committed to excellence and continuous learning so we can help the firm adapt to rapid changes and remain competitive.”
About Holland & Hart
Founded in 1947, Holland & Hart is a full-service Am Law 200 firm with offices in eight states and in Washington, D.C. We deliver integrated legal solutions to regional, national, and international clients of all sizes in a diverse range of industries. For more information, visit www.hollandhart.com.