Randy Johnston

Chief Information Security Officer

Briefly describe the path that brought you here.

I’ve been involved with technology for 50+ years, writing a complete clinical system in the late 1970’s. Along the way, I’ve been fortunate to work with many technology innovators including hardware manufacturers like HP and Apple, as well as software companies like Microsoft, Sage and Intuit.

What motivated you to get involved with RxGenomix?

Once I understood what RxGenomix was hoping to do with the application of pharmacogenomics, it was clear that I could help automate this solution that could impact tens of millions of people in a positive way.

What is the one thing you most hope to accomplish with RxGenomix in the next five years?

Make the system easier to use for pharmacy professionals while protecting the information of patients. Along the way, I’m anxious to see the lives of many patients improve.

What’s your personal business philosophy?

Help as many people as possible accomplish their business goals with technology.

Is there one book everyone should read?

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry – Neil deGrasse Tyson makes it clear that we occupy a small corner of a very vast universe and why we play an important part.

What is the one thing you can’t live without?

My family. We cherish every moment together, and there are never enough moments.

You have two weeks. Where would you go?

I’ve had the good fortune of visiting most places in the United States and many parts of the world. I’d visit every family member and help them with their top project.

What is your spirit animal?

The koala. While not often seen in this part of the world, they thoughtfully observe what is going on around them, and are provided all they need through eucalyptus leaves.

Who should play you in the movie about your life? (at your current age)

Robert Redford. He could learn about the technology, but has the right smile and twinkle in his eye.