Bernard Johnson is a business leader and innovator who has served in many different capacities over his 30-year career. Most recently, Bernard served as the Chief Executive Officer of McCartt & Associates, a commercial real estate firm in Amarillo, Texas.
In his professional management roles, Bernard has been responsible for the staff oversight of over 350 people. He has established and maintained management services for a $130,000,000 project portfolio.
Through years in working to lead, manage, and develop businesses, Bernard has gained unique insights in strategic, business, operations, product and service development, along with sales and management. He also creates systems and tools to manage the activities of businesses and assists in financial management and analysis, business growth planning, professional development, and sales activity tracking and performance analysis.
He has been a business consultant/coach to small business owners, executives, and nonprofit organizations for 20 years. Bernard is an Accredited Small Business Consultant with the Association of Accredited Small Business Consultants
Founder and President
JOHNSON EXECUTIVE CONSULTING, LLC
Johnson Executive Consulting was founded in 2019. Bernard works with small business owners and senior management to maximize profitability through strategic planning and effective execution, innovation, and developing management frameworks to drive growth.
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Executive Officer
MCCARTT & ASSOCIATES, INC.
McCartt & Associates is a specialized commercial real estate firm located in Amarillo, Texas. During his years at McCartt, Bernard was intensely involved in championing the growth of the company. He also focused on the formation and growth of McCartt's internal team and the development of the network of external partners essential to core business functions and goal achievements. He led various initiatives to frame organizational direction, workflow, and collaborative interactions with the individuals and work groups in its network of contributors. He continually enhanced the internal processes and infrastructure to support the company's growth and fulfill its strategic goals.
2004 - 2011
Program Director, COO, Associate Director, Executive Director
CATHOLIC FAMILY SERVICE, INC.
In 2004, Bernard began working at Catholic Family Service, Inc. (CFS) as the Director of Refugee Resettlement. In 2006 he took on the role of Director of Operations while continuing to hold the Director of Refugee Resettlement position. In 2007 he transitioned to the Associate Director position of the agency and then, in 2008, served as the Executive Director until 2011.
With his mandate to eliminate debt and build capacity, Bernard worked with the board to execute strategic objectives. Representing one of the largest social service organizations in the region, he passionately engaged the community by participating in local, regional, and national forums.
From 2004 to 2011 the agency substantially increased its annual revenue, the number of clients served, and involvement in community collaborations.
Harvard Business School’s General Management Program
Graduated from the Harvard Business School General Management Program, held on campus in Boston, Massachusetts.
Closing the Gap Between Strategy and Execution
Completed the executive program, Closing the Gap Between Strategy and Execution, done at MIT Sloan School of Management in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Essentials of Investment Consulting
Completed Essentials of Investment Consulting Certificate Program from the Investment & Wealth Institute (formally IMCA).
Cornell University Program, Business Strategy; Achieving Competitive Advantage
Completed the Cornell University Program, Business Strategy; Achieving Competitive Advantage, developed by the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management.
Harvard Business School
Executive Management Program
Completed the executive management course held at Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts, Strategic Perspectives for Non-Profit Management.
Small Business Consulting
Organizational Leadership and Development
Strategic Planning and Implementation
Real Estate Asset Management
a proven track record of success. Integrity is at the heart of everything he does. He is driven, attentive, and he always works to deliver true value to his clients.
knowledgeable of current trends and relevant changes in economics, business,
industries, politics, and global leadership power bases. He has trained with top-level leaders through many professional development courses and built a unique set of tools that add value to any business or industry.
work hard for his clients and their team. He highly values the employees of an organization and knows the critical role they play in the overall success of a company.
Bernard has been actively involved in the following associations:
Association of Accredited Small Business Consultants: Member & Accredited Small Business Consultant
Harvard Business School: Alumni
Institute of Real Estate Management: Member
Investment & Wealth Institute (formally IMCA): Member
Christian Coaches Network: Member
Amarillo Area Foundation Leadership Circle: Member
Amarillo Apartment Association of the Panhandle: Member
Community Housing Development Organization: Provider Member
Coach U (school for professional business and executive coaches): Alumni
Texas Workforce Board: (Amarillo/Panhandle area) Executive Committee: Member
Oversight Committee for the Guyon Saunders Resources Center, Amarillo, TX: Member
Texas Catholic Charities Directors: Member
Partners for Postsecondary Success (Bill and Melinda Gates’ Amarillo initiative) Member