Justin Johnson, CFA

Co-CEO and Senior Managing Director


  • Private Equity
  • VRC Leadership

Tel. No. (415) 277-1803

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Mr. Johnson focuses on serving private equity clients using a comprehensive strategy designed to meet fund and portfolio company valuation needs throughout the investment lifecycle. This strategy encompasses providing valuation services and financial opinions for fund portfolio valuation marks, platform acquisitions, add-on acquisitions, earn-outs, rollover equity, incentive equity awards, dividend recapitalizations, impairment testing, cross-fund transactions, tax/legal entity structures as well as other needs that may arise during the fund life cycle or portfolio company investment holding period. VRC works regularly with such well-known private equity investors as Arcline Investment Management, Altamont Capital Partners, CalSTRS, Clearlake Capital, GTCR, Francisco Partners, Gryphon Investors, Leonard Green & Partners, Sycamore Partners, TA Associates, Thoma Bravo, and Vista Equity Partners.

Mr. Johnson is a member of VRC’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee. He is also Co-Chair of the firm’s Opinion Committee.

Prior to joining VRC, Mr. Johnson held positions with Arthur Andersen, Merrill Lynch, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Mr. Johnson holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Mr. Johnson is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society San Francisco. Mr. Johnson holds degrees from Brigham Young University in Accounting and Mandarin Chinese.