Dave Johnson has more than 29 years of C-level experience, including CEO, COO, and CFO positions in public and VC-backed companies ranging from startups to businesses with up to $1.7B in revenue.
Johnson provides CEO and C-suite advising and consulting. He also serves in interim CEO, COO, and CFO positions. Johnson has led in high-growth environments, pushed startups through to their IPOs, and driven successful turnarounds. His subject matter expertise includes financial planning and analysis, M&A and integration, business risk management, and strategic planning. Other core competencies include project management, teambuilding, and process engineering.
Johnson is a managing partner of C2 Solutions LLC, a COO and CFO consulting firm dedicated to improving profitability by developing new processes and operating plans for client companies. He also recently served as the CFO of American Gaming Systems. There he coordinated a $150M high-yield bond offering and a complete audit. Prior to this, he was a founding partner of Catapult CFO Partners, providing consulting to CFOs of troubled companies in the US and Europe. Two of his notable engagements there include negotiating $115M in private-equity funding commitments while serving as an interim CFO, and providing tactical support for the CEO of a national medical billing mitigation firm. He launched his career in consulting and interim executive service at Tatum LLC. During his time there, he led the NYSE IPO of a $1.5B firm, integrated 14 merged companies to create Encoda Systems, and led the successful turnaround and sale of Encorp, Inc. while serving as its CEO and CFO.
Prior to this, Johnson was the SVP and CFO of Evolving Systems, Inc., the SVP and CFO of Sodak Gaming, Inc., the President of Zentec Corporation, the SVP, GM, and International Systems Division CFO of Bank of America, the Finance Director and IT Manager of Sprint (for which he was one of the founding members), and a staff accountant/auditor at KPMG Peat Marwick.
Johnson’s education includes a Ph.D. (ABD) in Public Finance, an MPA in Organization Behavior from the University of Southern California, an MBA in Finance from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BA in Accounting (minor in Electrical Engineering) from the University of Washington. He is a CPA and has served on the boards of directors of several nonprofit organizations.