Author-it Software Corporation, Director, former Executive Chairman
Amal M. Johnson has been a member of our Board of Directors since April 2010. Ms. Johnson has served on the Board of Directors of Essex Property Trust, Inc. since February 2018. From March 2012 to December 2017, Ms. Johnson was a member of the Board of Directors of Author-it, Inc. (“Author-it”), a Software as a Service (“SaaS”) private company that provides a platform for creating, maintaining, and distributing single-sourced technical content, and Executive Chairman from March 2012 to October 2016. Prior to joining Author-it, Johnson led MarketTools, Inc. (“MarketTools”), a SaaS company, as Chief Executive Officer from 2005 to 2008, and then as Chairman of the Board until the company was acquired in January 2012.
Prior to MarketTools, she was a general partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, focusing on enterprise software and infrastructure, from March 1999 to March 2004. Previously, Johnson also held various positions at Baan Company N.V., including as President of Baan Supply Chain Solutions, President of Baan Affiliates, and President of Baan Americas, from October 1994 to January 1999. Prior to that, Johnson served as President of ASK Manufacturing Systems from August 1993 to July 1994 and held executive positions at IBM from 1977 to June 1993.
Johnson has served on the Board of Directors of CalAmp since December 2013, and Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. since October 2006.
Ms. Johnson received a B.A. in Mathematics from Montclair State University and studied Computer Science at the Stevens Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Engineering.