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Paul Johan

Paul focuses on investments in technology-enabled services companies, including companies in the communications, insurance technology and financial technologies industries.


Paul currently serves on the Board of Directors of Numeracle, AVOXI, InsuranceZebra, Prepaid Technologies, and Vazata.  Paul previously represented BPV at Cbeyond Communications, Florida Bank Group, FSV Payment Systems, GHN-Online, HotSchedules, Instawares, Incomm Holdings, PDQ Southern Texas, Tower Cloud, and Wave 7 Optics.  Paul is also Chief Operating Officer of Ballast Point Ventures.

Prior to co-founding Ballast Point Ventures in 2002, Paul spent four years in the Investment Banking Group of Raymond James & Associates. He served as a Vice President in the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions and Telecommunications Groups, where he was the senior banker responsible for the Telecommunications Equipment practice. Paul helped companies raise over $2 billion of debt and equity capital and advised clients in mergers and acquisitions transactions totaling over $1 billion. Paul was previously an investment banker with Wachovia Securities.


Paul graduated from Emory University with a bachelor’s degree and from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia with an MBA.