Paul Johan

Paul co-founded Ballast Point Ventures in 2001 and currently serves on the board of directors of VAZATA, Instawares Holding Company and Florida Bank Group, and oversees BPV’s investment in Tower Cloud. He previously represented BPV at, Cbeyond Communications, FSV Payments Systems, GHN, Incomm Holdings and Wave7 Optics.

Prior to co-founding BPV, Mr. Johan spent four years in the Investment Banking Group of Raymond James & Associates. He served as a Vice President in the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions and Telecommunications Groups, where he was the senior banker responsible for the Telecommunications equipment practice. Mr. Johan helped companies raise over $2 billion of debt and equity capital and advised clients in mergers and acquisitions transactions totaling over $1 billion. He also spent three years in investment banking with Wachovia Securities & Hunter Capital and three years as an Operations Manager with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Paul graduated from Emory University with a B.A., and from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia with an MBA.