Joe Johnston is a Partner in TechCXO’s Finance and Accounting practice. He is called on by entreprenuers, investors, and senior leadership teams to assist them as an interim and fractional Chief Financial Officer, with a particular focus on Real Estate and Construction.
Joe has a track record of driving profitable growth, identifying gaps, and streamlining processes to nurture startups to middle-market companies. His specific areas of expertise include:
- M&A, Due Diligence & Sell-Side Preparation
- Long-term forecasting models
- New investment decisions
- Financial reporting process improvement
- Accounting department restructure
- Capital raise efforts
- Evaluation of potential new ERP systems for implementation
- Gross-to-net revenue deduction analysis
Joe’s career highlights include:
Vice President of Finance, PulteGroup (PHM), Southeast Area – Joe was responsible for the growth and profitability of the 5 markets within the Southeast region, aligning with the objectives of this nationally recognized homebuilder.
CFO, GWTanks (Private) – Joe worked closely with the founder to double revenues to $20M by capitalizing on ancillary transport and logistics revenue streams and skillfully negotiating a Private Equity-backed acquisition.
Vice President of Finance, Lennar (LEN), Coastal Carolinas – Joe steered finance initiatives for the Coastal Carolinas region, emphasizing real estate finance and informed business strategies.
Vice President and CFO, The Jackson Companies (Private) – Joe oversaw a diverse real estate portfolio spanning commercial, residential, and resort sectors with this Family Office. He was pivotal in identifying and capitalizing on new business ventures, including acquisitions and developments.
Director of Finance and Accounting, WestRock Company (WRK) – Joe was instrumental in the strategic transition of WestRock’s forestry division into a dedicated real estate development entity as he led a team responsible for $500M – $1B in assets.
Division Controller, Centex Homes (PHM) – Joe spearheaded teams across multiple departments, managing assets up to $130M and overseeing the annual closure of 500-900 housing units.
Vice President and CFO, Tadian Homes (Private) – Joe led a 13-member team across several departments in a dynamic, expanding environment. He managed assets totaling $150MM, encompassing various ventures such as homebuilding, land development, and joint initiatives.
Joe is a proud alumnus of the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, where he earned his BBA. He also holds an MBA with a concentration in Finance from the Babcock School of Business at Wake Forest University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).