FourBridges Capital Advisors Thursday announced that Doug Johns, the current chairman and former CEO of HDJ Wireless Enterprise LLC, an Internet of Things company that operates the Atlanta-based global technology firm NIVIS, has joined the FourBridges team as senior advisor. Mr. Johns will expand the investment banking firm’s industry focus to include technology and telecommunication in the Southeast.
"Atlanta continues to set the pace for innovation in the region as the 6th fastest growing market for technical talent in the U.S.,” said FourBridges managing partner Frank Williamson. “With Doug as an anchor in the city, we’ll be able to better serve the growing needs of entrepreneurs and investors in this high-growth sector across the entire region. Doug’s leadership in the tech scene and his experience founding and operating successful companies makes him sensitive to the unique and evolving needs of our technology clients.”
Previously, Mr. Johns served as the senior vice president of Operations for Atlanta-based Internet Security Systems Inc., the world's leading enterprise internet security provider. He also has served as the senior vice president-general manger of Compaq Computer Corporation’s Personal Computer Division, and prior to that role, worked with IBM Corporation for more than a decade. Johns is Financial Industry Regulatory Agency certified.
In his role as senior advisor to FourBridges, Mr. Johns will advise technology companies in the Southeast regarding transaction needs, including selling or acquiring a company, restructuring and obtaining financing.
“I embrace FourBridges’ mission to champion Southeastern business owners who are considering or preparing for important transactions, and I look forward to carrying this out for clients in Atlanta’s world-class technology community and beyond,” Mr. Johns said.