LLR’s Value Creation Team Expands with Ben Johnson as Managing Director, Product Management

February 2, 2021

LLR Partners is pleased to announce the addition of Ben Johnson as Managing Director, Product Management. As part of the LLR Value Creation Team, he works collaboratively with LLR portfolio companies to drive best practices for product and technology, support rapid innovation and help accelerate growth.

“Ben leverages more than 20 years of experience to help our portfolio companies develop and optimize their product roadmaps, make data-driven decisions and drive innovation,” said Jim Murphy, Senior Managing Director, Value Creation, at LLR Partners. “We are excited to have Ben join our growing Value Creation Team, adding expertise and resources to help our companies advance their strategic product initiatives.”

Ben comes to LLR after more than two decades in product management and product development, strategic planning, building high performance teams and M&A integration. Prior to joining LLR, Ben served as Chief Product Officer and General Manager for the analytics business unit of Relias, an LLR portfolio company and a provider of online education and training to healthcare organizations. Relias was acquired by Bertelsmann in October 2014.

Previously, Ben was the Chief Technology Officer for cloud-based learning management systems provider, Essential Learning. Earlier in his career, Ben held various roles in product management, engineering and development at early-stage technology companies. Ben earned a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, an M.S. from Columbia University and his M.B.A. from the University of Utah.