Tony Johnston CPA, CGA, CMC, MBA (Finance), BA (Econ)

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- General Management (Public & Private Co.s) / Turnarounds
- Finance / Financing / Operational Planning & Control

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 President & CEO, revived family-owned business by rebuilding
     customer base & cutting manufacturing costs 11%

GeneScape Inc.
as CEO, delivered 3x investment / $12.6 million gain for venture capital

IDS Intelligent Detection Systems Inc
as CFO, assisted public company to survive by going private

Cangene Corporation
as CFO, helped grow this public company's value by $66 million

Household Financial Corporation
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

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