Adam Johnson

Operating Partner

Adam Johnson is an Operating Partner at Ara where he brings expertise leading commercialization, strategy, and sustainability reporting as a senior executive within the critical materials space.

Previously, Adam was SVP, Corporate Development & Strategy at MP Materials, the largest producer of rare earth materials outside of China. There he led business development, corporate development, ESG reporting, as well as the strategic planning for their magnetics business.

Adam has more than 20 years of experience leading teams at the cutting-edge of innovation, including as an entrepreneur with major customers such as Walmart. Additionally, Adam sits on the board of directors at Culinary Care, a non-profit providing free meals to in-need cancer patients and their families.

He earned a BA in Economics from the University of Chicago and an MBA in Finance from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.