Rick Johnson

Principal & Owner

Email: rick@azgrowthadvisors.com
Phone: (602) 321-2626
LinkedIn: /rickjohnsonazga


CEOs & Top Executives
Sales Leaders


Specialties include corporate strategy, business development, operations management, leadership development, and marketing and sales.

Rick Johnson brings over 40 years’ experience to his role at AZ Growth Advisors. His expertise spans business and sales management, strategic planning, and marketing development, and has served companies and organizations of all sizes. He has held integral leadership positions throughout his career, including President of a $5 million technical professional services company, National Vice President of Sales and Marketing for two $2 million professional services firms, and Vice President of U.S. Sales at Avaya, where he was responsible for over $1 billion in annual sales. His experience as a trusted strategic advisor and confidant to over 100 companies for nearly 15 years has solidified a breadth and depth of knowledge that is difficult to match. He is a Gravitas Impact Certified Coach.
Rick is actively involved in the professional and local communities. He has served on over twenty boards of directors (both local and national in scope), helped to establish six community organizations, and was recognized as one of New Mexico’s top 100 most influential businesspeople by one of the state’s premier business publications.

I have had the good fortune of knowing Rick Johnson and John Cosgrove for the past eight years. They both possess remarkable talents of insight, understanding, prescient guidance, outstanding support and commitment. Together with their team, they have been invaluable.”
— Jim Ross, President, Horizon Distributors, Inc.
For me, the core value proposition of AZ Growth Advisors is that they provide expert advice. Seemingly no matter what the issue, Rick, John and their team have been there before—probably several times, then coached a few other entrepreneurs through it. So when it’s your turn, they really can point you in the right direction.”
— Jim Kane, CEO, Retailer Web Services, LLC

Rick and John facilitate roundtables that help CEOs & Top Executives, as well as Sales Leaders become more effective leaders and achieve their growth goals.