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Whitt Johnsen

Whitt Johnsen joined Succession Capital Partners in January of 2017 as a financial analyst. Prior to joining the team at Succession, the Lynchburg, Virginia native worked as an analyst at Alchemy Global Holdings, a firm focused on providing advisory and capital raising services to sports, media and entertainment companies around the world.

Mr. Johnsen graduated from the College of William & Mary in the Spring of 2014 with a B.B.A in Finance. As a student, Mr. Johnsen was a member of the Howard J. Busbee Finance Academy and studied abroad in Paris, France before graduating and beginning his career in investment banking.

Outside of work, Whitt enjoys fishing, skiing, cooking, and traveling. He has ventured into South America on several occasions and also spent time touring Austria, France, and Spain.

Serving The Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States


“I carefully selected an investment partner to not only continue the top line growth of JES, but a partner that had the operational expertise to further improve our efficiency and enhance our delivery for our customers. Succession Capital Partners' hands-on commitment and proven track record of working with families, while successfully growing businesses, made them the best firm to entrust with JES’ continued evolution.”

- Jesse Waltz, president and owner of JES Foundation Repair

When considering an exit strategy from my business, I had two towering concerns, my employees and my former customers. Matt made it clear from the beginning that he would take care of both of them by building on my efforts of 32 years and infusing the much needed capital to unleash the full potential of my unique brand and growing it to a level that I never thought possible. I could not be happier with my decision to work with Matt and his team to help move me to the next chapter in my life.

- Allen Gantt, former president of Mount Valley Foundation Services Inc.

"Shipyard Staffing needed to address several internal succession issues, as well as our marine staffing business needed to expand. SCP's philosophy of buying, holding onto and growing companies is truly unique in today's market and exactly what we were hoping to find in a buyer."

- Russell Landry, former owner of Shipyard Staffing

"Succession Capital Partners' understanding of the emotional challenges of selling a family-owned business combined with their depth of industry knowledge and dedication to the growth and professional development of our employees made them the ideal investors for our company."

- Becky Fenska, former owner of PetroChem

"Matt/JES has a vision I embrace - the freedom to grow and to choose our own destiny. With the resources JES will invest in Tar Heel, we now are free to take our mission and purpose throughout the state of North Carolina and beyond,"

- Pete Burgess, CEO of Tar Heel Basement Systems