Lisa Johnson

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As an experienced financial executive with over 25 years of experience including companies with an international presence, Lisa Johnson has provided financial leadership with a strong track record of success in the manufacturing, hospitality, franchise and non-profit sectors. Ms. Johnson started her career in the pharmaceutical industry, worked for several years for an international hospitality company, and also has experience working as a CFO for private equity owned companies.  In addition to her accounting experience, she has managed teams responsible for collections, human resources, and operations support.

As a financial executive Ms. Johnson has a strong commitment to financial integrity, strategic thinking, and teamwork, which has been pivotal in the success of organizations she has served.

Ms. Johnson is a goal-driven leader with extensive experience in the areas of:

  • Financial Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Private Equity
  • Business Analysis
  • Budgeting
  • M&A (sell-side)
  • Financial Modeling and Reporting
  • Due Diligence
  • Implementation of Policies and Controls
  • Banking Relationship Management

Although a native of Trinidad & Tobago, Ms. Johnson has lived in North Carolina for the past 36 years.  Ms. Johnson attended Campbell University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and then went on to obtain her MBA.

She currently serves Branz Technologies, Inc., a traffic control company with over 75 years experience.

Career Timeline:

  • Joined Rankin McKenzie as Partner in 2023
  • 2019-2023: CFO of EnviCor Enterprises LLC, a privately owned rotational molding manufacturing company.
  • 2016-2019: CFO of Paris & Potter Management, a privately held restaurant franchisee with footprints in Fast Food (34 units), Movie Theatres (2) and various real estate investment ventures.
  • 2015-2016: CFO of Sea Trail Resort, a foreign owned resort and golf course.
  • 2005-2015: Director of Finance for an international hotel and timeshare company.
  • 2004-2005: Treasurer of Energy Conversion Systems, a global manufacturer of components for the automotive industry.
  • 2000-2004: Accounting Manager for Environ Products, Inc., an international manufacturer of underground service station equipment.
  • 1997-2000: Accounting Manager for Magellan Laboratories, a contract testing pre-FDA pharmaceutical company.

As an experienced financial executive with over 25 years of experience including companies with an international presence, Lisa Johnson has provided financial leadership with a strong track record of success in the manufacturing, hospitality, franchise and non-profit sectors. Ms. Johnson started her career in the pharmaceutical industry, worked for several years for an international hospitality company, and also has experience working as a CFO for private equity owned companies.  In addition to her accounting experience, she has managed teams responsible for collections, human resources, and operations support.

As a financial executive Ms. Johnson has a strong commitment to financial integrity, strategic thinking, and teamwork, which has been pivotal in the success of organizations she has served.

Ms. Johnson is a goal-driven leader with extensive experience in the areas of:

  • Financial Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Private Equity
  • Business Analysis
  • Budgeting
  • M&A (sell-side)
  • Financial Modeling and Reporting
  • Due Diligence
  • Implementation of Policies and Controls
  • Banking Relationship Management

Currently, Ms. Johnson serves:

  • Branz Technologies, Inc., a traffic control company with over 75 years experience
  • Excelsior Equity, a family of companies focused on manufacturing, distribution, and customer service solutions for the agricultural and non-crop markets
  • SMG Hearth and Home, a leading distributor of pellet stoves, as well as gas and electric

While a native of Trinidad & Tobago, Ms. Johnson has lived in North Carolina for the past 36 years.  Ms. Johnson attended Campbell University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and then went on to obtain her MBA.

Career Timeline

  • Joined Rankin McKenzie as Partner in 2023
  • 2019-2023: CFO of EnviCor Enterprises LLC, a privately owned rotational molding manufacturing company.
  • 2016-2019: CFO of Paris & Potter Management, a privately held restaurant franchisee with footprints in Fast Food (34 units), Movie Theatres (2) and various real estate investment ventures.
  • 2015-2016: CFO of Sea Trail Resort, a foreign owned resort and golf course.
  • 2005-2015: Director of Finance for an international hotel and timeshare company.
  • 2004-2005: Treasurer of Energy Conversion Systems, a global manufacturer of components for the automotive industry.
  • 2000-2004: Accounting Manager for Environ Products, Inc., an international manufacturer of underground service station equipment.
  • 1997-2000: Accounting Manager for Magellan Laboratories, a contract testing pre-FDA pharmaceutical company.

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