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Walt Johnson (MBA, CPA, CITP, MCP)

Entrepreneur • Advisor Austin, Texas Area, US

"Business MacGyver", "Finja"(Finance Ninja), "Idea Fuser", "Process Innovator", TomorrowMaker, Accounting Engineer, & Financial Technologist

"Business MacGyver", "Finja"(Finance Ninja), "Idea Fuser", "Process Innovator", TomorrowMaker, Accounting Engineer, & Financial Technologist

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4 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Product
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Immediately

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing
  • • Product

Involved In

Advisor

Johnson Pacific
Paybook
Paybook
Johnson Pacific

Positions

Sr. Manager (SVP), Financial Systems Amherst Securities Group / Main Street Renewal LLC November 2014 - present
Global Financial MIS Director Renaissance Re Ltd. November 2005 - May 2010
CFO (+Controller) and Product Manager Ravensburger F. X. Schmid / USA, Inc., Puzzles & Games Manufacturer & Distributor April 1996 - February 1997
Controller, IT/MIS Director, & HR All Night Media, Inc.(Plaid Online) Gift, Toy & Stationary Distribution & Manufacture 1989 - 1995
Sr. Vice President, Financial Systems Amherst Holdings November 2014 - present
Financial Business Advisor and "Business MacGyver" Paybook May 2013 - present
Business Advisor, Board Member, & Consultant Johnson Pacific August 2010 - present
Principal Johnson Pacific Design March 1986 - present
CFO / Fractional CFO / Business MacGyver Early Growth Financial Services September 2014 - November 2014
Global Director, Financial Reporting & Managment Information Systems Pivot3 December 2012 - May 2014
Global Director of Finance & Operations (CFO) Verilab March 2011 - March 2012
Global Financial MIS Director RenaissanceRe November 2005 - May 2010
Consulting Manager - Management & Information Technology Deloitte March 1997 - November 2005
CFO (+Controller) and Product Manager Ravensburger April 1996 - March 1997
Controller, IT/MIS Director, & HR Plaid Enterprises 1989 - 1995
Operations Manager & Controller John W. Brooker & Co., Inc., Financial Services-CPA firm January 1987 - September 1988

Education

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, School of Business Information Technology (+ Finance) 1999 - 2003
San Francisco State University, College of Business Finance
University of California, Santa Barbara Business Economics (+ Accounting)

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Engineering
  • • Electrical Engineering
  • • Mechanical Engineering
  • • Other Engineering
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
  • • Industrial Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Financial Services
  • • Green
  • • Payments
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Consumer Products

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Analysis • BPM • Business Analysis • ERP • corporate finance

Key Accomplishments

"Business MacGyver" = Finance, Corporate Strategy, Corporate Governance, Licensing, Contract Management & Review, IT Management, Human Resources, Accounting, Project Planning, Legal, Tax, Office Management, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Product Management.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

"Free the Founder" and "Focus the Founder".

Free the founder from Finance, Corporate Strategy, Corporate Governance, Licensing, Contract Management & Review, IT Management, Human Resources, Accounting, Project Planning, Legal, Tax, Office Management, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Product Management.

Focus the founder on product development, business development, top clients, and recruiting.

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Tom Olthoff
We worked together  •  Director, OT Solutions Inc.. Previously Project Manager, Lehigh Inland.
Walt has an amazing energy about him, he is also very innovative and intelligent. He has the 'IT factor' when it comes to tendancies I thin ... k about when I hear the word entrepreneur. His is a risk taker, very resourceful, driven, and will do what it takes to get the job done. Definitely one of the best people I have worked for, and one of the few I have actually learned anything from.
Tom Olthoff
We worked together  •  Director, OT Solutions Inc.. Previously Project Manager, Lehigh Inland.
Walt has an amazing energy about him, he is also very innovative and intelligent. He has the 'IT factor' when it comes to tendancies I thin ... k about when I hear the word entrepreneur. His is a risk taker, very resourceful, driven, and will do what it takes to get the job done. Definitely one of the best people I have worked for, and one of the few I have actually learned anything from.
Eliot Jarrett

Walt has ideas well-beyond the current hot-topics in tech entrepreneurship and brings tons of energy to his teams.
Elizabeth Quintanilla, MBA
Senior Managing Partner, Rockabilly Investments, LLC. The University of Texas at Austin grad. The University of Texas at Austin grad.
Walt is a great advisor and gives back to those he advises.

Elizabeth Quintanilla, MBA
They're my friends  •  Senior Managing Partner, Rockabilly Investments, LLC. The University of Texas at Austin grad. The University of Texas at Austin grad.
Elizabeth works so well with people, and knows everyone around town to be resourceful.