Establishing himself on the foundation of grit and integrity, Johnny Culpepper is a renowned multidisciplinary professional with over 20+ years of experience driving new levels of pipeline efficiency, team unification, and overall organizational success. Heavily focused on SaaS and business scaling relations, Johnny holds a successful history involving the intricacies of innovation, process accentuation, and fostering strong workplace cultures through the art of servant leadership. Even more, he enjoys leveraging that dynamic to not just exceed bottom-line milestones but do so all while driving various company initiatives forward along the way.
Originally from Texas and making New Orleans his permanent home as of 2000, Johnny has built a large inventory of experiences and successes that have resulted in his multi-award-winning status as a servant leader. Prior to his work at ClickClaims, a claims management solution for property/casualty insurance carriers, independent claim adjusters, third-party administrators, and special claim service providers, Johnny began his career attaining degrees in Education and History from Texas A&M University. With this as his base, Johnny began optimizing his natural ability to connect with others to form value-based workplace cultures, large-scale sales teams, and scalability blueprints across the software, technology, and liquor industries. Throughout this time, Johnny simultaneously began utilizing his dexterity in sales and marketing to focus more on the areas of operations, human resources, and developing strong teams.
Concurrently, Johnny became accredited for expressing his passion for community welfare through participating in various civic organizations. To date, Johnny is an executive board member of Payton’s Play It Forward Foundation, serves on the Parents Admissions Board at Trinity Episcopal School, and volunteers his time with organizations like 2nd Harvest Food Bank and Son of A Saint. Within the teams and organizations, he’s led, he is highly respected amongst his team/stakeholders for his innate connective nature, rich investment in people/teams, and injects a drive to excellence and winning attitude throughout the company. Furthermore, these actions have not gone unnoticed, as Johnny has received ample awards and recognition, including (but not limited to) being recognized by City Business as one of the Top 500 most influential business leaders in New Orleans (2021), recognized as 1 of 50 employees at Accruent as Top Talent in Company in both (2019, 2020) and recognized by Silicon Bayou as one of the one hundred most influential people in Louisiana’s startup and technology scene.(2019, 2020, 2021) Finally, he led the Accruent office to recognition as one of the “Top Places to Work in New Orleans”, for three consecutive years, from GNO, Inc., City Business, and NOLABA.
Overall, Johnny has a genuine passion for translating visions into tangible realities, all while ensuring everyone across the organization can do their best work and maximize their talent in a safe and inclusive space. From building winning teams to optimizing full-scale management sectors, Johnny enjoys blending his admiration for people and processes to secure viable, growth-driven results. This, in conjunction with his award-winning track record, keen ability to read a room, and reputation for leading by example, is what shaped Johnny into the endorsed change agent he is today – one who is committed to instilling positive impacts that his team(s), present-day and future can collectively benefit from.
When Johnny is not scaling, fostering high-performing environments, or remediating internal/external efficiency gaps, you can often find him running, enjoying photography, playing a round or two of golf, and above all, spending time with his beautiful wife Lacy and their two children, Coco and Cruz.