Start of the Journey
William is a graduate of California State University Northridge in 1986, and soon after the graduation, he embarked on his entrepreneurial journey with The Liberty Company, formerly known as the William J. Johnson Insurance Brokers Inc. Back then William’s office was sufficed in a desk and a phone which was used to call the clients. He built the business brick by brick turning it into a huge success with 12 years of consistent growth.
After successfully establishing the company, William wanted to have an opportunity to explore the creative side of his brain and hence handed the reins of Liberty to his long-time fined Jerry Pickett. From here, William went into the film business and after gathering expertise he produced his first major theatrical film in 2004 – Just Friends, starring Ryan Reynolds. Over the next 13 years, his journey in the film industry was astonishing. He worked on over 30 films starring big celebrities like Brad Pitt, Tom Hanks, Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock, Keanu Reeves, Jason Statham, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, and many others.
In 2017, he took a break from the film industry and traveled the world with his wife and children for a year. The trip was a beautiful experience filled with adventures and reflections on our way of living. After returning to Los Angeles, William realized the importance of inner peace and happiness that lies in helping others and deepening relationships and connections with others. He saw a great opportunity at Liberty and soon joined the team as the servant leader with the aim to inspire a special culture at the company.
“Since that time, we have done just that, created a truly special culture that is focused on the wellbeing of our staff and as a result, we have experienced tremendous growth and prosperity over the past few years. The experience has been deeply gratifying,” said William.