Stephen L. Johnson
WL Ross & Co. LLC
Stephen L. Johnson is a Principal at WL Ross & Co. LLC, and a member of the investment team for WL Ross and Invesco WLR Credit Partners. In this role, he is responsible for sourcing, executing and managing special situation and distressed investments, as well as private equity investments across a wide range of industries. Mr. Johnson joined Invesco in 2007. Since then he has predominantly focused on the firm’s investments in financial institutions in Europe and the United States, including helping banks with whom WL Ross has invested on various non-performing loan workout strategies.
Mr. Johnson is actively involved with the Boards of WL Ross & Co. portfolio companies, serving as a Director of Eurobank Ergasias, a current Board Observer for the Bank of Cyprus, Amalgamated Bank and Cascade Bancorp. Mr. Johnson has more than 18 years of principal investing experience. Prior to joining WL Ross & Co., Mr. Johnson was responsible for sourcing and evaluating distressed investment opportunities at Ewing Management Group and prior to that worked at Wellspring Capital Management and at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc.
Mr. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance / Economics Minor from the School of Business Administration at the University of Southern California.