In the GuLight: April Johnson

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April Johnson

April Johnson

Project Manager

My family is my top priority and I love that BrainGu encourages a great work-life balance.

How long have you been working at BrainGu, and what do you do here?

Started in June of 2020.

Project Management is my primary responsibility here at BrainGu. My background is in real estate due diligence, commercial property management, customer relations, and logistical support. My first assignment here at BrainGu was to locate and purchase a building in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Our first building purchase hit the books in January 2021. I am currently overseeing the construction, demolition, and improvements to the building. Our BrainGu building is my number one priority, but I have the privilege of participating in our company’s FedSec team, internship program, and recruitment process.

What’s your favorite thing about working at BrainGu?

Hands down - the culture. I enjoy coming to work every day, but I also enjoy getting to know everyone I work with here at BrainGu. BrainGu gives a special light on the word “community.” The passion and the drive you can see within the people who work around you encourage you to be the best at what you do. Finding new strengths along my journey here at BrainGu has given me additional motivation. I love that my leadership listens to my thoughts and truly appreciates the hard work and dedication I strive to give. And the icing on the cake is the friendships I have established here at BrainGu that will last a lifetime.

What’s been your favorite project that you’ve worked on so far?

I can’t say that I have had one favorite project. However, I have enjoyed expanding my knowledge in the security industry. This has given me the knowledge to assist me with my current role, but it has allowed me to grow as an individual to expand my career. I look forward to applying my FSO training in the near future.

Tell us about one of your passions, outside of work.

My family is my top priority, and I love that BrainGu encourages a great work-life balance. I am happily married and have three very energetic sons who bring so much joy to my life. Being a mom is a special passion, but I participate in a bowling league, softball league, coaching soccer, camping, spending time with extended family, cooking and baking.

Who Is BrainGu?

BrainGu develops custom DevSecOps software that enables mission success and boasts exceptional user and developer experience by working directly with end-users to solve their real-life problems and continuously improve capabilities. By automating pinch points, BrainGu innovates new ways to solve mission problems.

Our vision is to solve complex national security challenges for the United States and its allies by incubating and scaling technology solutions that emphasize fielded, meaningful military capability in the hands of operators and mission owners.

BrainGu is setting the standard for rapid deployment and scalability of mission applications. As part of our Mission App as a Service solution offering, BrainGu offers subscription and packaged app timeline products that are aligned to BrainGu’s overall mission to provide the best, cutting-edge technology to the warfighter at the tactical edge.

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