Lisa Johnson

Former Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer

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Lisa N. Johnson is an executive vice president and region head for the Wells Fargo Regional Commercial Banking Offices (RCBOs) in Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Based in Chicago, she oversees a collection of RCBOs and a team of commercial banking professionals who provide loan, treasury management, international, and deposit products to middle-market companies with annual sales greater than $10 million.

Lisa began her career with United Banks of Colorado, a Wells Fargo predecessor, in 1983. Prior to her current position, Lisa was a regional manager for Wells Fargo Business Credit overseeing the Central region for two years. Based in Chicago, she was responsible for achieving planned performance and developing and retaining a high-performing team that managed relationships with middle-market companies with asset-based credit needs of up to $30 million throughout the Midwest. From 2000 until 2007, she managed the Strategic Resource group within Wells Fargo Business Credit, with responsibility for training, marketing, product development, and treasury management. Before that, she held positions in business development and relationship management in asset-based lending and commercial banking.

During a brief hiatus from Wells Fargo from 1996-1998, Lisa was a principal with UniRock Management Corporation, a Denver-based investment banking firm, providing financial advisory services to privately held middle-market companies.

Lisa graduated cum laude with a B.B.A. in finance and economics from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Active in the community, Lisa was president of the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association and is an active volunteer with the Girl Scouts of America. She lives in Oak Park, Ill., with her husband and three children.

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