GEAM Hires Johnson for Sales Post

GE Asset Management (GEAM) has hired Steve Johnson as Senior Vice President and Head of Sales – U.S. and Asia.

A news release said he will oversee a team responsible for the sale of GEAM’s equity, fixed-income, and alternative asset strategies to institutional investors. Additionally, Johnson will help set strategic direction for product distribution in these markets, working with the organization’s consultant relations, marketing, and product development groups.

Based in Stamford, Connecticut, Johnson reports to Maureen Mitchell, GEAM’s President of Institutional Sales and Marketing.

Johnson joins GEAM from Third Avenue Management, where he was Senior Managing Director and Head of Global Distribution with responsibility for building the firm’s institutional client base across equity, fixed-income, and alternative asset portfolios. Prior to Third Avenue, he held partner positions at merchant bank Grail Partners and private equity firm DLB Capital.

Johnson attended the University of Virginia, where he received a BA in history and an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration.