Co-founder and Chief Values Officer
BLK & Bold
Jarrhod ‘Rod’ Johnson is the Co-Founder and Chief Values Officer of BLK & Bold, the specialty coffee and tea company that prioritizes domestic social impact. Through their 5% For Our Youth Program the brand donates to youth in need nationally. Under Rod’s leadership, BLK & Bold has generated over $250,000 to communities impacted by socio economic disparities. Johnson is currently building a supplemental organization to funnel direct resources to the community through a solidified foundation.Founded in 2018, Blk & Bold has quickly become the first Black owned nationally distributed coffee company, a top seller on Amazon since launching on the platform in 2020. Rod brings his unique perspective to the brand with a 15+ year career as an academic and healthcare non-profit fundraiser. You can find the Gary, Indiana native brewing a cup of green tea or medium roast coffee in where he lives with his wife, 2 year old daughter and two dogs.