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03/24/2021

Sweetwater Names Its First CIO

Online musical instrument and pro audio retailer Sweetwater has promoted Jason Johnson to chief information officer, adding the position to its c-suite.

Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Online musical instrument and pro audio retailer Sweetwater has promoted Jason Johnson to chief information officer, adding the position to its c-suite. Johnson has been with the company since 2013, most recently as SVP of IT, leading the in-house software development, cloud, and network infrastructure teams. His broad range of experience in enterprise network operations and software development has been key in helping to design and build the custom software that supports the foundation of Sweetwater’s business.

Prior to Sweetwater, Johnson spent eight years working for the Department of Defense, focused primarily on network security, and five years serving in the US Navy rated in Information Technology.

RIS recently had the pleasure of speaking with Johnson about the retailer’s long history and recent work building its tech in-house. Click here for the article “Deep Dive: How Sweetwater Builds Software and Personalized Experiences.