Enjoy The Journey
Ep. 2

On this episode of Behind the Balance Sheet, host Chad Dean talks with Dan Johnson, Phoenix-based CFO of ONE (Open Network Exchange). Dan goes into detail about his educational background in Accounting and how it has been the foundation for a highly successful career in Finance. He discusses important personality traits and skillsets that are important for a leadership role in Finance.

Dan details his journey through his career filled with enviable positions that prepared him for the title of CFO. His advice he would give to young people beginning a career in Public Accounting is well said and truly something we should all strive for. But it’s easier said than done. Listen in for the details!

Anyone who has an interest in growing their knowledge of a career in finance – Students, anyone junior to senior in accounting and finance.

ONE is a high-growth organization that provides next generation, technology-based sales, marketing and fulfillment services to businesses across the travel, hospitality, vacation ownership, retail and financial markets globally. ONE has approximately 600 employees across operations in the US (AZ & FL), UK, and Asia Pacific.



Dan Johnson
is Chief Financial Officer of ONE with proven track record at building and leading strong finance organizations. I have extensive experience in corporate finance, strategic planning, governance, restructuring, M&A, divestitures, and valuation. My expertise includes driving change and value enhancement through bold actions aimed at unlocking operational and financial efficiencies and new sources of growth.
He previously held multiple roles with privately held lower middle market investment banking firms and acted as a member and director of Private Capital Alliance’s screening and diligence committees.

Throughout my career, I have worked for, or advised private equity-backed and public companies in a multitude of industries including technology, consumer, ecommerce, energy, business services and manufacturing. Furthermore, I have served as a CFO and CEO for private-equity and VC backed companies throughout a transformation and/or restructuring process.

Prior to ONE, I was a Managing Director in turnaround and restructuring services for two international consulting firms. Earlier, I was a Senior Vice President at Houlihan Lokey where I advised boards of directors, sponsors and management teams on complex transactions and valuation matters. I started my career at Deloitte in its audit and assurance practice and received a B.S. in Business Administration and M.S. in Accounting from the University of Colorado Boulder. I am a CFA Charterholder and CPA licensed in Colorado.

Connect with Dan on LinkedIn.