Brad Austin, Chief Administrative Officer
Brad oversees ongoing operations and procedures for Johnson Management and provides guidance and counsel across The Johnson Group companies. Prior to joining Johnson Management, Brad was a Partner at McGuireWoods LLP, an AmLaw 100 international law firm, where his practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, finance, and general corporate work. He led the firm’s food and beverage industry team and regularly represented private equity funds, independent sponsors, family offices, and operating businesses. He also represented financial institutions, mezzanine lenders, capital providers, and borrowers in various financing transactions.
Brad is a Certified Public Accountant and began his career at PwC. He earned his law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law and received BS Business Administration and Master of Accounting degrees from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He resides in Spartanburg, South Carolina, with his wife and three children.