– Former Medtronic executive Darrell Johnson joins Cerner as their first SVP and Chief Marketing Officer.
– Johnson will oversee marketing, corporate communications and market intelligence in its next wave of growth to introduce its new solutions to the market.
Cerner announced today it has appointed Darrell Johnson in the newly created role of Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer where he will be responsible for leading global marketing, corporate communications, and market intelligence. Under his leadership, Johnson will work to develop new strategies, expand lines of revenue and help guide the organization through its next wave of growth.
Darrell Johnson Bio/Background
Prior to joining Cerner, Johnson was the vice president of corporate data strategy at Medtronic. He previously led Medtronic’s Cardiac Rhythm and Heart Failure (CRHF) Connected Care as vice president/general manager and served as vice president of global strategy and marketing for its multi-billion-dollar global cardiac device portfolio. Prior to his career at Medtronic, Johnson served as general manager of telemetry and networking at GE Healthcare.
His 20 years of health care experience, paired with a unique background in product development, marketing, and data strategy, will be instrumental as Cerner pursues new growth strategies. Johnson will help position Cerner as it delivers a software-as-a-service platform for health care, becomes a premier strategic health network partner and establishes the company as the industry’s reliant source for curated data.
Critical Leadership Role for Cerner
“I’m pleased to welcome Darrell to our team,” said Brent Shafer, chairman and CEO, Cerner. “His experience in market innovation, business transformation and global brand positioning makes him a perfect fit for this moment in Cerner’s history. Earlier this year, we introduced a new operating model focused on our clients’ success and we are in the early stages of a transformation that is driving faster, more scalable innovation. Darrell will provide critical leadership as the company pursues new growth strategies and introduces new solutions to the market.”