Board Members

TODD JOHNSON

Mr. Johnson has over 20 years experience as a high-technology executive within hardware and software companies.  His primary expertise is the rapid assessment of an organization’s strengths and weaknesses and building an implementation plan positioning the organization for growth.  Mr. Johnson’s strong leadership abilities, combined with his deep marketing and sales skills make him an ideal fit for organizations that are going through all phases of growth.  Mr. Johnson’s most recent positions include:
  • President and CEO of Kontiki, Inc. a video software company sold to VeriSign in 2006 at 5X return to investors
  • Chief Marketing Officer, VeriSign, Inc. (VRSN)
  • Interim-CEO, then EVP of Sales, Marketing, Services and Strategy at Accelrys (ACCL). During Todd’s 3 years with the company he helped deliver a 3X increase in the company’s market capitalization.
Todd holds Board positions in venture backed companies: Kontiki, Inc., and Decipher, Inc..  Todd is also the Chairman of Generations Together, a 501C3 charity focused on improving the plight of children that spend time in the Foster System.  Todd has also done significant strategy consulting for AT&T CDN Group, MDI EMR Solutions, Inc., Acrolinx Gmbh, to name a few.  Todd and his wife Luann live with their three daughters in Granite Bay, California.  Todd enjoys: fishing, cooking, wine collecting and watching his beautiful girls grow up!

RICK VALERO

Rick has an extensive background as a large equipment machinist, in major corporations. Employed by the Shell Oil Company and a father of two daughters, Rick has always tried to find ways to serve in his local community and church. His passion for Compassion Planet’s mission has given him opportunities to be a voice for underserved youth.

KARL SENSE, CPA

Karl Sense is a partner at Gallina, and offers 38 years experience in public accounting as well as working closely with boards in business and nonprofit sectors. For decades, both he and his wife have been champions for organizations that promote the development of young people who come from adverse circumstances. According to Karl, “Seeing young people turn towards a positive path is a significant win for the individual and our community.”

STEVE HOLT

Steve has a background in start-up ventures in both retail and service industries, which has added great value and insights, especially in Compassion Planet’s social enterprise endeavors. From a young age, Steve has believed in the importance to use his gifts and talents to help and serve others. 

SHARON JOHNSON

Sharon Johnson is the owner and president of Community Association Management Services. With over 20 years experience serving large properties, Sharon has business savvy and the ability to connect with people which has greatly benefited our organization. In her own words she has often told her family, “when I retire you’ll find me in an orphanage rocking babies.”
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