TheBridge profile: Garrett Johnson
Name: Garrett Johnson
Current city: San Francisco, CA
Current Job: Co-founder, Lincoln Network
Past Job: Co-founder, SendHub
Q. Favorite spot for a coffee meeting?
I don’t drink coffee, but the new Blue Bottle location at South Park offers lots of surrounding parking and easy access to 280.
Q. Job advice in three words? Relationships. Reputation. Iterate.
Q. Describe one way how a skill you learned in a previous job helped you in your new job. When I served on the staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, part of my role was convening experts to testify to Congress on a range of important issues and trying to rally influencers around causes. I saw at scale the best way to convince people to help you is to ask for their advice on something complicated.
Q. How many hours of sleep do you get? I have a 1 year old, so largely up to him recently.
Q. Most underrated virtue in an employee? Communication - verbal and written.
Q. Favorite app? Email. Old school, but where I spend significant part of my day.
Q. How often do you work from home? Most of the time, as Lincoln Network is 100% remote team at present, which has frustrating aspects, but works for now.