Abraxas Group was founded based on the proposition that changing the status quo of a faltering organization is a task best suited to an individual with deep expertise in change management, not a large team.
Managing Partner David Johnson is a career change agent who has served as an interim manager, advisor, board member, and operator for organizations ranging in size from pre-revenue startups to the Fortune 500.
David Johnson, founder and managing partner of Abraxas Group, has served as an interim executive or financial advisor to dozens of middle market companies and nonprofit organizations in turnaround and restructuring situations.
Throughout his career, David has demonstrated a commitment to thought leadership, with numerous speaking engagements and articles on the topics of change management, performance improvement, restructuring and turnaround to his credit. He received his MBA from the University of Chicago and completed his undergraduate studies at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
“David Johnson worked with our distressed Company, where I served as the Executive Vice President of Sales. David provided much needed assistance in “righting the ship” by negotiating with our landlord and other vendors to lower costs, while at the same time helping us to obtain financing, to make sure we could fund our inventory and secure new business that would have been otherwise impossible. The Company was able to turn around our business and we arranged a successful sale to a Private Equity Group. David’s hard work, high ethics and strong financial acumen were a vital factor in our long-term success. I would highly recommend David to help any other Company in a similar situation.”
— Managing Director Consumer Goods
“I have had the privilege of working with David at a not-for-profit company that he helped turn around. We worked hand in hand for several months, before finances of the company were totally handed off to me. David has always had a very professional demeanor, and clearly had the best interests of his client in mind. He has an uncanny grasp and clear vision of situations at hand, and analytical mind to solve any problem. It was a pleasure working with David and I look forward to many years of friendship.”
— Partner in the Consulting/Financial Advisory Industry
I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with David for the past five years. Although we initially developed a personal relationship, I had no idea of the impact he would provide me professionally. David was kind enough to serve as an executive board member for an Interim Sales Leadership company I had started.
In addition to providing board oversight and guidance he was instrumental in the development of the company's client deliverables. That assistance alone allowed me to move the company forward at a much faster pace. As a result of his work, we are able to present a well thought out solution for each stage an engagement.
His patience and ability to see things within and outside the norm helped forward the success of the organization. Not only would I strongly recommend David to any organization...I would certainly use him again.
— President / Management Consulting Firm
“I have known David for several years watch him grow in the industry. A few years ago I had the opportunity to hire him into a project to help me out. David immediately started to contribute with his strong financial analysis skills as well as his financial modeling skills. His work was instrumental in communicating the long-term value and short-term issues my client faced as we fixed it. The project was a success David's help.”
— Management Consultant / Management Consulting