Tony Johnston CPA, CGA, CMC, MBA (Finance), BA (Econ)
Tony Johnston is a pragmatic and resourceful results-oriented business leader and management advisor. Having worked for and with a range of mainly B2B oriented companies, his industry experience spans oil & gas, energy, mining, technology, biotechnology, manufacturing, commercial services, financial services and investment banking. This has provided him opportunities to analyze the strategic, operational and financial dimensions of hundreds of companies and help many address pressing issues and achieve better results in their businesses.
Over the course of his career Tony has successfully held top-level executive and management advisory positions, launched new ventures, led sales & marketing teams, directed manufacturing operations and met the financing needs of a wide range of public and private small, medium and large-sized companies. Consequently, he has both proven strengths in general & turnaround management, strategy evaluation & reformulation, finance & financing, and operational execution and an extensive and functionally diverse network of senior level contacts that can be drawn on as needed.
His record of success in public and private company CEO, CRO, CFO, and other senior management positions includes: i) negotiating and closing more than $2.5 billion in major public and private debt, equity, derivative and M&A transactions; ii) growing a public company's value by over $66 million; iii) delivering a $12.6 million / 3x investment gain for venture capital partners within 2 years; iv) leading five corporate turnarounds; and v) launching successful new businesses in Biotechnology, Securitized Mortgage Servicing, and Consulting.Tony's corporate leadership positions held include:
Wiresmith Displays Limited
- as VP Treasurer, took company IPO & financed 100% by raising
$1.5 billion debt
Bank of Montreal
- as Senior Account Manager, Corporate Banking, responsible for portfolio
of 20 major relationships with $350mil. in credit lines authorized for
companies like Loblaws, George Weston & Raleigh Bikes