Mr. Johnson has more than 20 years of experience in capital markets, investment banking, portfolio acquisitions, trading and commercial lending. Mr. Johnson has advised banks, private equity firms, commercial equipment finance companies, and consumer finance companies completing over 150 assignments with an aggregate deal value of $15 billion.
Prior to co-founding BRG Capital Advisors, LLC (Investment Bank/Broker Dealer) and BRG Capital Markets Services, LLC (diligence, underwriting and valuation business), Mr. Johnson was instrumental in identifying and implementing the regulatory strategy at Situs, which led to over 25 engagements representing over $90 billion of assets reviewed. Prior to joining Situs in 2013, Mr. Johnson was a Managing Director for Garrison Investment Group heading its bank loan acquisition team. He originated and structured 11 transactions valued at over $1 billion. Prior to Garrison, Mr. Johnson ran the Chicago office of Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Loan Portfolio Sales Group as a Senior Vice President. At KBW, he originated and traded over 22 loan portfolios valued at over $10 billion and performed over 50 bank valuations in support of investment banking M&A or recapitalizations. Mr. Johnson was credit trained during a 10-year career in commercial banking and equipment lease financing with US Bancorp and Cargill Leasing