Sven Johnston

With more than 15 years of extensive international business development experience including work throughout Germany, South Africa and Australia, Sven Johnston is no stranger to complex business challenges. He has a passion for moving seemingly impossible projects through to successful completion, even taking on giants like LinkedIn. After spearheading a five-month online media campaign in 2009, Johnston was able to convince the board of LinkedIn to grant Orange County its own regional location code, which thousands of users utilize today. He now spends his weekends running a local LinkedIn group for more than 6,500 members of the Orange County business community called “We Are Orange County!” Johnston is vice president of sales and strategic partnerships at GigaSavvy, a marketing firm based in Irvine.