Professor Johnson, CFA, founded Nicusa Capital in January 2003. He uses his more than 20-years experience as a Securities Analyst and professor to manage his money and that of his investors for absolute capital appreciation.
Prior to founding Nicusa, Johnson was a Managing Director in the Equity Research Department of Robertson Stephens. Johnson has analyzed all sectors of the technology industry, ranging from semiconductors and mainframe computers to applications software. In addition, he has participated in more than 40 venture capital investments in his career.
As an Adjunct Professor of Finance at the Graduate School of Business, Columbia University, for the past 20 years, Johnson has taught courses on securities analysis and value investing to more than 500 students. He publishes www.CAPatColumbia.com, a website dedicated to publishing course material.
Johnson is co-author of the best-selling book The Gorilla Game, Picking Winners in High Technology, which reached Business Week's best seller list and which became the number one best-selling investment book on Amazon.com for several weeks in 1998.
Institutional Investor magazine, The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News and World Report, Smart Money, Red Herring, and Bloomberg have all ranked Johnson as one of the top investment analysts in the country.
Johnson has an MBA in Finance from the Executive Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.