Mr. Paul Johan is a Co-Founder and serves as Partner and Sponsor, Investor of Ballast Point Ventures. Prior to co-founding Ballast Point Ventures in 2001, 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 and a founder of Hunter Capital's Atlanta office where he was responsible for the firm's Mergers and Acquisitions business. He 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. Paul focuses on technology-enabled services companies, including companies in the communications and financial services industries. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Prepaid Technologies, Instawares Holding Company, Vazata, InsuranceZebra, and PDQ Southern Texas, and he represents BPV at HotSchedules. Paul previously represented BPV at Tower Cloud, Florida Bank Group, Cbeyond Communications, Incomm Holdings, FSV Payment Systems, GHN-Online and Wave 7 Optics.