Coliseum Summit US
Dignity Health Sports Park, Los Angeles
September 28-29, 2022


Brett M. Johnson - Founder & Partner, Tidewater Stadium, US

Brett M. Johnson

In 2005, Mr. Johnson founded and is the CEO of Benevolent Capital (, a family office with investments in professional sports teams, real estate, private equity and venture capital. The current portfolio includes Ipswich Town Football Club, Phoenix Rising FC, FC Helsingor, Tucson FC, USL Rhode Island, TerraCycle, Athletic Brewing, Oura Ring, Damon Motorcycles, Thrasio, NYC Office Suites, Octagon Partners, and ArcherDX (acquired by NASDAQ: NVTA).

Mr. Johnson is a Founder and Partner of Fortuitous Partners (, a diversified opportunity fund platform investing in professional sports anchored multi-asset real estate developments in opportunity zones, including the iconic Tidewater Landing development in Rhode Island (

Mr. Johnson is on the Board of Directors of Ipswich Town FC (, FC Helsingor ( and the Co-Chairman of the Phoenix Rising Football Club (, a professional soccer team, based in Phoenix, Arizona.

Prior to founding Benevolent Capital, Mr. Johnson was the President of Targus (, the leading global provider of mobile computing solutions with sales of $545 million. With offices in 36 geographies and sales in 145 countries, Targus designs and markets a broad range of notebook carrying cases and accessories for mobile computing consumers. Prior to his promotion to president of Targus, Mr. Johnson served as Managing Director of Targus EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and Asia-Pacific from 1997 to 2001 and resided in London, UK. Mr. Johnson was instrumental in the sale of the company to a private equity company in 2005, providing considerable returns to shareholders. Mr. Johnson continued to serve as an Executive Director on Targus’ board of directors until 2009.

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