Sven Johnston

Business Connector - My Motto is “Begin With The End In Mind” - Founder of "We Are Orange County!" - Globally Balanced

Sven Johnston is a Founding Partner and Senior Vice President at Gigasavvy, a Digital Marketing and Advertising Agency. He has over 20 years experience in international business development, a passion for digital marketing, and a skill for building long-term strategic partnerships. He has worked for Fortune 500 companies all the way down to start-up entrepreneurial businesses. His work spans the globe having worked in Germany, Australia, South Africa and the US.

No stranger to complex challenges, he thrives on linking businesses to success. He has a passion for taking on projects that seem impossible, even a company like LinkedIn® could not deter his vision. After a 6 month online and offline media campaign, he convinced the Board of LinkedIn® to give Orange County its own regional location code in November of 2009. As a result, Sven continues to manage the successful LinkedIn group called “We Are Orange County!™” with nearly 9000 members.

Sven is a LinkedIn® power user and has taught thousands of people how to maximise LinkedIn® in his goals of paying it forward; one on one job search strategies sessions with Corporate Executives and speaking engagements throughout Southern California. 

Sven is looking for like-minded people to have various discussions, share referrals to build business, turn virtual connections into long term relationships and most importantly “Pay It Forward”.

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    We are an exclusive community of former college and professional athletes excelling in the world of business. We are competitors, teammates, friends, and trusted advisors. We expect nothing but success at the highest level as business professionals.

    From the backboards to the boardrooms or the courts to the court of law, we maintain the passion, discipline, and fortitude to thrive in the sport of business. The uniforms may be different, but the athlete is always the same.