Lawrence Johnson is head of Retirement Plan Intelligence solutions for Morningstar, a business intelligence and data preparation platform focused on the institutional retirement space. Johnson joined Morningstar following the acquisition of RightPond in March 2016. Johnson also leads Morningstar’s global financial technology outreach initiatives, working to strengthen the firm’s leadership role with world-class emerging growth companies and organizations fostering innovation in software, data management, business intelligence, and user experience in the financial services sector. Before joining Morningstar, Johnson was the CEO of RightPond. He has also successfully led a number of emerging companies in the data mining, analytics, and digital marketing spaces. Before his entrepreneurial endeavors, Johnson practiced law in the area of securities and technology law. He began his career at IBM. Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree from McGill University and a law degree from the Université de Montréal. He is a member in good standing of the California Bar.