Hi, I'm Crom Littlejohn, Chief Commercial Officer at Northrop & Johnson. In my position, no single day, or moment for that matter, is like the one before. It constantly evolves based on the needs and desires of team members across each department. I work with all commercial divisions to increase the level of service they provide to clients while simultaneously shaking up the industry to bring new, fresh ideas to the forefront. Northrop & Johnson is one of the few companies with the foresight to appoint someone with valuable experience in the industry to help team members without competing against them. The result is a collaborative relationship that benefits the individual and their clients and the company as a whole.
A fourth-generation Floridian, I grew up in Indialantic with the Indian River in the front yard and the Atlantic Ocean in the back yard. Spending every spare moment in, on and by the water, by age 13, it was clear helping others enjoy this passion was my future. In 1981 I moved to Fort Lauderdaleand began my career working in the larger yacht market.
I've been fortunate to touch almost every area of the industry, from building boats at Sea Ray to working as a crewmember and Captain on private and charter yachts. Having gained valuable, hands-on experience on the water, it was time to move ashore and begin focusing on the yacht sales, charter and charter marketing sectors.
My favorite and most rewarding role so far is this one- I'm able to remain involved with every aspect of the industry while sharing my experiences to help our team members succeed. Having served on the FYBA (now IYBA) Board of Directors for 11 years, including a two-year term as President, I was honored to receive the Yacht Broker of the Year award in 2015. Additionally, I am currently a member of the AYCA and a past Board Member.
Northrop & Johnson has been a pillar in the industry since 1949. I'd like to continue supporting the team to ensure that it remains a market leader for the next 72 years.
"That's what a ship is, you know - it's not just a keel and a hull and a deck and sails, that's what a ship needs. But what a ship is,... really is, is freedom."
-Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow
My Outside-office Life
One of the greatest joys of this industry is it’s not a job, it’s a passion, a lifestyle – when I get outside of the office, the time is typically spent with family and friends doing something water related.....call me a water junkie!
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