Mr. Johnson (Mike) is currently the Managing Partner and CFO of 79th Street Group a philanthropic capital investment firm. He works with his partners to identify, invest, and develop teams in emerging and development stage companies. He principally focuses on strategy planning, operational execution, financial governance and capital acquisition. Mike has Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Business Administration and Economics as well as an MBA in Finance. In addition, to completing additional graduate work at INSEAD University in Fontainebleau, France
Prior to joining 79th Street Group, Mike served as Chief Financial Officer, Svelte Medical Systems a privately held company whose primary mission was to address key clinical issues in the interventional cardiovascular stent marketplace. He has also served as Managing Director, Technology & Operations JPMorgan Chase, Executive Vice President Operations and CFO, African Continental Telecommunications Limited, Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration, National Football League Properties, as well as several other senior management positions at AT&T.
Mike currently is a Board Trustee of Boys and Girls Club of Newark, and on the Board of Advisor to the Lally Business School at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.