Brion Scott Johnson

President & Director at Hartford Investment Management Co.

Brion Scott Johnson

Brion Scott Johnson

President & Director at Hartford Investment Management Co.

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Hartford Life Insurance Co. (Investment Portfolio)
Hartford Investment Management Co.
Hartford Mezzanine & Private Equity Group

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President, Chief Operating Officer & Director at Hartford Life Insurance Company

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Former Chairman of the Board of Directors & Chief Executive Officer at The Hartford

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Executive Vice President & Chief Risk Officer at The Hartford

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Head of General Account Portfolio Management at Hartford Mezzanine & Private Equity Group

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Managing Director & Head of Business Operations at Hartford Investment Management Co.

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Executive Vice President & Head of Investments-Public Sectors at Hartford Mezzanine & Private Equity Group

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Head of Investments-Private Sector at Hartford Investment Management Co.

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President-Hartford Funds at The Hartford

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Head, Mezzanine & Private Equity at Hartford Investment Management Co.

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President at The Hartford

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Brion Scott Johnson
President & Director at Hartford Investment Management Co.
MBA in Finance & Concentrated in Accounting
Class of 1985

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is a graduate business school located in Chicago, Illinois, at the University of Chicago. Formerly known as the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Chicago Booth is the second-oldest business school in the U.S., the first such school to offer an Executive MBA program, and the first to initiate a Ph.D. program in business. The school was renamed in 2008 following a $300 million endowment gift to the school by alumnus David G. Booth. The school has the third-largest endowment of any business school. The school's flagship campus is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago on the main campus of the university. The school also maintains additional campuses in London and Asia (originally Singapore, but in July 2013 a move to Hong Kong was announced), as well as in downtown Chicago on the Magnificent Mile. In addition to conducting graduate business programs, the school conducts research in the fields of finance, economics, quantitative marketing research, and accounting. Chicago Booth is currently ranked first in the United States by Bloomberg Businessweek and first globally by the Economist.

B.A. in Economics
Class of 1983

The University of Michigan (UM, U-M, UMich, or U of M), frequently referred to as simply Michigan, is a public research university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. It is the state's oldest university and the flagship campus of the University of Michigan. It is one of the original eight Public Ivy universities and is one of the founding members of the Association of American Universities. It has been ranked among the top five research universities in the US, and among the top 20 universities in the world. U-M also has satellite campuses in Flint and Dearborn.

Career History
Chief Investment Officer & President, Hartford Investment Management Company
2012 - Current

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. is an insurance and financial services company. The company provides life insurance, group and employee benefits, automobile and homeowners insurance and business insurance, as well as investment products, annuities, mutual funds, and college savings plans. It operates through the following segments: Commercial Lines, Personal Lines, Property & Casualty Other Operations, Group Benefits, Mutual Funds and Talcott Resolution. The Commercial Lines segment provides workers compensation, property, automobile, liability and umbrella coverage under several different products, primarily throughout the U.S., within its standard commercial lines, which consists of The Hartford's small commercial and middle market lines of business. The Personal Lines segment includes automobile, homeowners and home-based business coverage to individuals across the U.S. The Property & Casualty Other Operations segment includes certain property and casualty operations, currently managed by the company, that have discontinued writing new business and substantially all of the company's asbestos and environmental exposures. The Group Benefits segment offers group life, accident and disability coverage, group retiree health and voluntary benefits to individual members of employer groups, associations, affinity groups and financial institutions. The Mutual Funds segment provides investment management, administration, distribution and related services. The Talcott Resolution segment is comprised of runoff business from the Company's U.S. annuity, international annuity, and institutional and private placement life insurance businesses, as well as the retirement plans and individual life businesses. The Hartford Financial Services Group was founded on May 10, 1810 and is headquartered in Hartford, CT.

President & Director
2011 - Current

Hartford Investment Management Co.'s (HIM) investment offerings include fixed-income investments, equity investments, alternative investments and structured products. HIMCO manages fixed income assets using a disciplined process which is designed to create value from a macro-economic strategy which considers duration and yield curve and strategic asset allocation; sector rotation; and security selection. manages equity assets by using quantitative analysis.HIMCO 's primary investment strategies include: Core Fixed Income; Core Plus Fixed Income; Short Duration; Intermediate Duration Core Fixed Income; Intermediate Duration Core Plus Fixed Income; High Yield; Long Duration Core Fixed Income; Short Duration; Intermediate Duration Core Fixed Income; Long Duration Corporate Fixed Income; High Yield; High Quality High Yield; Passive U.S. Aggregate Bond Index; Unconstrained Bond; Opportunistic Corporate Fixed Income; Private Placements; Commercial Mortgage Loans; Hedge Funds; Equity; Small/Mid Cap Quantitative Equity; Mid Cap Value Quantitative Equity; Extended Large Cap Core; Global Enhanced Dividend; Minimum Volatility Equity Income; Risk-Managed Equity Income; Large Cap Core Quantitative Equity; Large Cap Growth Quantitative Equity; International Core Quantitative Equity; Global Core Quantitative Equity; Small/Mid Cap Value Fundamental Equity; and Indexed Large Cap Equity.

2011 - Current

The Hartford Mezzanine and Private Equity Group (Hartford MPEG) provides direct mezzanine debt and equity to the middle-market and can provide equity on a stand alone basis in support of leveraged transactions. In addition to their direct investments, they also seek to invest in top performing middle market private equity and mezzanine funds. They selectively invest in top-performing funds that target investments outside of their middle-market focus.The Hartford MPEG typically targets private companies with a history of cash flow stability and growth. They provide mezzanine financing between $5 million and $30 million and equity financing up to $25 million. They look for companies with (1) stable cash flows and greater than $5 million in EBITDA (2) a history of revenue and earnings growth (3) leading and sustainable market positions (4) superior management teams with meaningful equity participation (5) strong equity sponsorship and (6) a clear exit strategy. The Hartford MPEG generally invests in the US and Canada. They do not invest in early-stage companies, companies with significant technology risk, real estate investments or highly cyclical industries.The Hartford MPEG provides capital commitments to middle-market private equity buyout and mezzanine funds with a proven and successful track record. They typically commit between $15 million and $50 million to a fund and look to be a consistent source of capital over multiple funds. The firm takes an active interest in the funds in which they invest and usually seeks an advisory board seat and looks to partner with funds that provide co-investment opportunities.The Hartford MPEG provides capital commitments to top performing funds outside of their middle-market focus. They invest in a select number of distressed, international, infrastructure, large buyout and venture funds that have differentiated investment strategies and proven track records. They firm typically commits between $15 million and $50 million to funds in this category.

Boards & Committees

Hartford Life Insurance Co. engages in providing property and casualty insurance, group benefits and mutual funds to individual and business customers. The company was founded on February 16, 1978 and is headquartered in Windsor, CT.


Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is non-profit organization, which operates as an art museum. The company was founded in 1842 and is headquartered in Hartford, CT.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior - 2015

CI typically invests between $500,000 and $1,000,000 per round into our companies. Our focus in on building technology and technology-enabled enterprises in Connecticut, in industries where Connecticut has a strong position and competitive advantage. To date, primarily invested in software and IT, bioscience, clean tech, digital media and technologies important to advanced manufacturing such as photonics and advanced materials. We actively seek pre-seed, seed and early stage (Series A) investments.We look for components of the following three characteristics in evaluating investment opportunities, each of which we believe are necessary to build extraordinary companies:ManagementMarketTechnologyCI accomplishes their mission primarily by making equity investments in emerging Connecticut technology companies, providing essential, non-financial support to entrepreneurs and conducting initiatives that address specific needs of Connecticut's technology sector

Political Donations

Majority Leader at Office of the Senate Majority Leader, Mitchell McConnell, Jr.

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CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst)
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