Roy Johnson

entrepreneur and executive

Roy Johnson is an entrepreneur and executive with 30 years of experience in Silicon Valley.  He is currently advising several startups, and investing.

Roy joined 3Com Corporation in 1986 and enjoyed a 13-year run that included opening the first 3Com office in Australia, running 3Com’s operations in Asia based in Hong Kong, starting a network management division and starting a home networking division. 

After 3Com, Roy joined 2Wire, a DSL and home networking startup that pioneered highly secure and easy to use home gateways.  In 2002, Roy became CEO of Redline Networks, a leader in load balancing and server offload.  The company ramped from pre-revenue to a $20 million run rate and was acquired by Juniper Networks in 2005 for $132 million. 

Starting in 2006, Roy has shifted his focus to the sustainability and energy industries.  He was CEO of Calisolar (now Silicor) an innovator in solar materials.  Roy then moved to the energy efficiency software industry at EcoFactor, a leader in big data based cloud computing for residential energy management. 

Roy is an advisor to several sustainability startups and has been involved in entrepreneurship courses at the Stanford GSB, mentoring teams of students.  He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Theatreworks Silicon Valley. He holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and an AB in Economics from Dartmouth College.