This story was updated March 2 with information from Johnson’s obituary.
Longtime IT sales leader and Oracle executive Mark Johnson has died, Homeland Security Today reported Feb. 26. He was 58.
Johnson, who most recently served as public sector senior vice president, joined Oracle in 1989. Throughout the years, he held positions of increasing responsibility, including vice president of civilian sales, group vice president of federal sales and senior vice president of Oracle federal sales.
As public sector senior vice president, Johnson oversaw sales to U.S. federal, state, local and K–12 entities as well as to the Canadian government. He also managed public sector health, sales consulting and business development, and led Oracle’s partner strategy, customer satisfaction and customer reference program for government.
Johnson earned his bachelor’s degree in finance with a minor in economics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
“It is with great sadness that we confirm Mark Johnson passed away,” said a company statement sent to WashingtonExec. “Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and his Oracle colleagues. In his 30 years at Oracle, Mark was an inspiring leader who made a significant and lasting contribution to our customers and the industry.”
The cause of death wasn’t immediately known, HST said.
WashingtonExec Founder and CEO JD Kathuria said he first met Johnson in 2008 and worked with him on a regular basis for a few years.
“I found Mark’s dedication to the mission of government to be admirable and he always focused on his family,” Kathuria said. “He was a great leader in the GovCon community and will be missed. Our thoughts go out to his family and loved ones.”
Johnson is survived by his parents, Mary and J.D. Johnson, six siblings and three children: Spencer Johnson, Kelsey Kish and Conner Johnson, according to his obituary.
“In addition to his dedication to family, Mark loved to hunt and loved to observe wild life whether it was a white tail deer grazing on his property in Leesburg or hawks perched on trees in the landscape as he was driving,” it stated. “He shared his love of hunting and wildlife with many friends over the years, and he will be remembered for this passion.”
The family will celebrate Johnson’s life March 7, at Colonial Funeral Home in Leesburg, Virginia. There will be a noon-2 p.m. visitation and ceremony.
I worked with Mark at The Homeland Council. He was always a gentleman and really nice guy. This is really a sad day in our community. Mark will be missed.