Mr. Johnson is a Managing Director and co-founded BIA Capital Strategies in 1992. He is also a General Partner and Co-founder of BIA Digital Partners, which invested over $300 million in mezzanine and equity funding in 38 lower middle market companies over ten years. He provides strategic financial advice in M & A transactions, financial recapitalizations and special situations and raises debt and equity capital. He is particularly involved in traditional and digital media and related sector companies. Prior to joining BIA Capital Strategies, Mr. Johnson was the Division Manager of Communications Lending from 1984 to 1992 at American Security Bank and its Maryland National Bank affiliate (now Bank of America) in Washington, D.C. He led and directed complex debt transactions for small to mid-sized media and telecommunications firms throughout the U.S. Prior to that, he served in several lending capacities at Lincoln First Bank (now JP Morgan Chase) in New York and Texas.
Mr. Johnson received a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the University of Rochester.
He holds the Series 7, 24, and 63 licenses.