Geordy Johnson, CEO
Geordy Johnson provides overall strategic direction for Johnson Management and Johnson Development Associates, combining his well-honed analytical talents with a passion for helping people to offer guidance and ensure alignment across the organizations’ various lines of business.
His role specifically focuses on the effective allocation of financial and human capital, reinforcing a culture aimed at maximizing value for all stakeholders – customers, team members, investors and communities.
Mr. Johnson began his career as an investment banking analyst at Wachovia Securities, now Wells Fargo Advisors. Other prior experience includes working with Black Creek Group in Mexico City and Denver, BlackRock’s securitized investments team, and serving as manager of investment services at AvalonBay Communities Inc.
Among his many civic and philanthropic interests, Mr. Johnson is a member of the Real Estate Roundtable, the Palmetto Business Forum and was recently appointed to represent South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District on the board of the South Carolina Conservation Bank. Prior board service includes Trout Unlimited’s Headwaters Youth Program, United Way of the Piedmont, Palmetto Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and Children’s Shelter of the Upstate.
Mr. Johnson earned his undergraduate degree in English from Washington & Lee University, where he now serves on the Board of Trustees. He is also a member of the Advisory Board for the Wood Center for Real Estate Development at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business, from which he earned his MBA. He resides in his hometown of Spartanburg, South Carolina, with his wife, Carter, and their son, Dean.