Brian Johnson

Chief Technology Officer

I love to build technology that has a material and positive impact on people’s lives.

As Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Lightyear Health, I have the privilege of leading a dynamic and highly-talented group of engineers. Together, we strive to make innovative tools and products that improve the healthcare experience and lives of our clients.

I have a BA (UIUC) and M.S. (Warwick, UK) in Economics.  I started my career in high-frequency trading and spent several years writing trading strategies in Chicago and London. After deciding the industry wasn’t for me, I spent some time at Microsoft (yammer) doing infrastructure before joining Clover Health as one of the early Senior Engineers. 

According to my kids I’m “funny, goofy, silly and nice.” Outside of work, I spend a lot of time with my family. I like traveling, reading, exercising and drinking a quality cup of coffee. During the pandemic, my daughter and I gained a couple new hobbies and we’re now semi-professional bakers and gardeners.