Christopher Johnson is the Founder and CEO of The Johnson Group, Inc. a corporate recruiting company. The company serves as an internal recruiting partner for its clients eliminating expensive placement fees. His firm has experienced over 327% growth and was recognized as the 7th fastest growing company in the Sacramento Area by the Sacramento Business Journal. He was recognized as one of the “40 under 40” by Sacramento Business Journal. Chris was also recognized nationally as one of the “40 Next” a publication by Black Enterprise Magazine. In 2010, he received the Small Business of the Year Award by Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce. June of 2012, The Johnson Group was recognized as Small Business of the Year by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg. Chris is also the Inventor of the Rapid Ramen Bowl where he successfully pitched his invention to ABC's Shark Tank. Chris and The Johnson Group, Inc. have been very active in the community. The Johnson Group, Inc. has supported the efforts of Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Rotary of Sacramento, Sacramento Area Emergency Housing Centers (SAEHC), Boys & Girls Club of America, and Safe Haven, Inc. While heading The Johnson Group, Inc., he has simultaneously coached thousands of kids in the Elk Grove and Sacramento Area over the last 14 years. In March of 2010, he started Chris Johnson Basketball Academy, (CJBA). When asked why he decided to start CJBA, he explained, "This is my way of giving back to my community. My passion is coaching and inspiring kids through the game of basketball. I love watching kids develop their game, while teaching them life lessons to be used on and off the court. Basketball is a powerful tool to encourage discipline, team work, work ethic, determination, and integrity. All skills to be successful in this game of life." Under Chris' leadership, CJBA impacts over 500 kids per year through its basketball camps, monthly academy, aau program, and clinics.
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