Jennifer M. Johnson

Jennifer M. Johnson

Chief Operating Officer

Location: San Mateo, California, US
Tenure: 1988

Jenny Johnson is president and chief operating officer of Franklin Resources, Inc. Ms. Johnson oversees the majority of investment management and all related investment management support services. She is also responsible for Franklin Templeton's global retail and institutional distribution efforts, including product development. In addition, Ms. Johnson oversees client service, fund administration, global technology, and the company's high net worth business, Fiduciary Trust Company International. She is also a member of Franklin Resources' executive committee, a small group of the company's top leaders responsible for shaping the firm's overall strategy.

Previously, Ms. Johnson held the role of co-president, and prior to that she was the company's chief operating officer. She is an officer of Franklin Resources, Inc. and serves as a director of Fiduciary Trust Company International and several other subsidiaries of Franklin Resources, Inc. She joined the company in 1988.

In 2014, Ms. Johnson was one of ten executives named to Money Management Executive's inaugural list of Top Women in Asset Management and was chosen by her peers as one of's Most Influential Women in Fund Management. Ms. Johnson received the 2012 Robert L. Gould Award presented by global investment management association NICSA, recognizing outstanding achievement in helping the mutual fund industry better serve investors through customer service, thought leadership and technology. In 2010 and 2011, she was recognized by the San Francisco Business Times as one of the Most Influential Women in Bay Area business.

Ms. Johnson earned her B.A. in economics from the University of California at Davis. She is a board member of Riva Financial Systems. She is also a trustee at Crystal Springs Uplands School, and a board member of the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.