CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (March 30, 2010) – FourBridges Capital Advisors announced today that Doug Johns has joined the firm as a Senior Adviser. Mr. Johns brings to FourBridges an exceptional background in the technology sector, as well as in founding, financing and operating high-growth companies. He is currently the Chairman and CEO of Atlanta based Nivis Corporation http://www.nivis.com and will remain in that role while also serving as an advisor to FourBridges.
Mr. Johns began his career with IBM Corporation in the company’s Personal Computer business. At the end of 1983, he joined Compaq Computer Corporation in Houston, Texas. During his tenure, Compaq’s business grew from $100 million to $3 billion. He left Compaq in 1993 as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Personal Computer Division.
In 1995, he founded a supply chain management company that produced the Monorail™ and “build-to-order” IBM NetVista personal computer. In 2002, he joined Internet Security Systems (ISS), in Atlanta, Georgia, as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations, with responsibilities including Marketing, Product Development, Engineering, Information Systems, Customer Support, ISS Managed Services, Supply Chain Management and Manufacturing. While at ISS, Mr. Johns’ team accomplished a significant turnaround by introducing the Proventia™ line of products.
While working in the technology practice of an investment banking firm, he became a board member of Nivis Corp, a leading developer and integrator of wireless network technologies. In December 2009 he was named CEO.
“We are pleased that Doug has joined our team”, said FourBridges Director Charlie Brock. “Providing M&A services to technology firms will be an important part of our firm’s growth and Doug’s experience will be very helpful to our clients in that arena. Equally important, his successful career in general management and experience in larger companies as well as entrepreneurial ventures will bring value to our clients across all industries.”
“I look forward to my affiliation with FourBridges and being a resource for the firm and its clients”, said Mr. Johns. “The operating experience of their principals gives great credibility to the advice they provide to their clients as investment bankers.”
For more information, contact Andy Stockett at 423-266-6979.
FourBridges Capital Advisors is a middle market investment bank providing sell-side, buy-side, capital raising,restructuring, and strategic advisory services primarily to closely-held and family-owned businesses. FourBridges is based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and serves clients in cities across the Southeast, including Atlanta, Nashville, Birmingham, Memphis, Knoxville and Huntsville.