Jerry L. Johnson
Founder and CEO
Jerry L. Johnson is the President & CEO of Axum Advisors, LLC, a business advisory/consulting firm for start-ups, middle market businesses, established professional service firms and governmental agencies and authorities. Jerry advises companies who are in need of customized solutions to meet their growth, financing, technology, and business development needs while facing significant changes that threaten their ability to survive. Drawing on his vast knowledge and business acumen gained from serving in several significant management roles across multiple industry sectors, Jerry brings more than 45 years of experience to the advisory business.
Jonathan Johnson, EIT
MANAGER OF RESEARCH, ANALYSIS, AND REGENERATION
Jonathan W. Johnson has worked on several business development and change consulting projects, including market research and business plan development for a steel fabricator, analysis and change consultation for a major law firm, and research and analysis for change consultation for a prominent non-profit organization. He specializes in issues related to cities and economic development, and brings a knowledge of urban regeneration and planning to the team at Axum Advisors.
Who are Axum Advisors?
At Axum Advisors, we view ourselves as not only thought leaders and problem solvers, but perhaps more importantly as “connectors.” We pride ourselves on the networks we have established over our years in the business world, with both people and resources. By leveraging these proprietary networks, we have the unique ability to help our clients expand in ways they never thought possible before partnering with us.
Roman McDonald, founder and CEO of First Genesis Benefits Consulting (dba Benefyx), a division of First Genesis Holdings, Inc., has more than 18 years of experience in the insurance and financial services industry. First Genesis Holdings maintains a suite of complimentary companies – First Genesis Financial Group, First Genesis Benefits Consulting (dba Benefyx), and First Genesis Risk Management – that concentrate on the insurance and financial services industries.
Mr. McDonald’s passion and enthusiasm towards insurance and financial services has remained consistent throughout his career and the changes within these industries. His work with small to mid-sized companies during his tenure with Creative Financial Group, one of the largest distribution companies for MetLife Enterprise, lead him to identify a void in the marketplace. This realization led Mr. McDonald to launch First Genesis Holdings, Inc. and to develop a business model to support the financial services and insurance needs of small to mid-sized companies.
Rosard Law LLC is an entrepreneurial law firm providing strategic legal counsel to privately-held businesses for corporate, commercial, securities and general business transactions. Steven Rosard, the principal and owner, is also an adjunct professor and the Director of the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic at Drexel Law School. He is a former vice president and senior corporate counsel for Safeguard Scientifics, Inc., and has over 20 years of experience as a business lawyer.