John O. Johnson
John Johnson co-founded TSG and has over 25 years of investment banking experience. John covers the Industrial Growth & Business Services sectors with a focus on areas such as automotive parts and equipment, metals, transportation and logistics, equipment rental, staffing and professional service companies.
Prior to TSG, John was a Managing Director and co-founder of the West Coast Corporate Finance Group of Banc of America Securities in Los Angeles. John joined Banc of America Securities (also known at various times as Banc of America Robertson Stephens and NationsBanc Montgomery Securities) in 1984. Between 1984 and 1989, he specialized in technology sector company coverage. He joined the Asset Based Financing Group in 1989 and focused on leveraged buyouts and leveraged finance, and ultimately became a Group Head. In 1994, he joined the Corporate Finance team in San Francisco and led the Industrial Technology and Business Services sector practices.
John co-founded a public rental services company, General Finance Corporation (GFN), as Chief Operating Officer in 2005. GFN completed and integrated 14 acquisitions totaling nearly $400 million under his direction.
John holds a B.A. from the University of California, Davis.