Paul Johnson


Paul is the founding partner and investment manager of Nicusa Investment Advisors, an advisory firm focused on helping CEOs and Boards of Directors deal with operational and financial strategy, capital allocation, shareholder value creation, and corporate communications. Paul applies his 35 years of experience as an investment professional and his 25 years as a business school professor to help senior managers address these critical strategic issues. Prior to founding Nicusa, Paul was a Managing Director in the Equity Research Department of Robertson Stephens. Paul analyzed all sectors of the technology industry in his 20 years as a sell-side research analyst and has participated in more than 100 venture capital investments and investment banking transactions in his career. As an investor, Paul has invested in virtually all sectors of the economy. As an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School and Fordham University, Paul has taught 39 semester-long courses on securities analysis and value investing to more than 1,900 students. Paul received the Commitment to Excellence award in 2016 and 2017, the Dean’s Prize for Teaching Excellence in April 2017 and Dean’s Award for Faculty Excellence in May 2017. Paul is co-author with Paul Sonkin of Pitch the Perfect Investment, The Essential Guide to Winning on Wall Street, scheduled to be published in September 2017. Paul has an MBA in Finance from the Executive Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.