D17 PARTNER / CFO
- Expertise: Finance & Accounting / M&A / Operations Strategy / Revenue Optimization / E-commerce
- Andrew Johnson (Andy) is a certified public accountant and serves as President of Outsider and CFO of On3 and Spiny.ai. Previously, he served as CFO and controller for Rivals.com, 247Sports, and Pop Culture Media (the parent company of ComicBook.com and PopCulture.com). As CFO and working directly with the CEO and investment bankers, Andy was critical to three successful acquisitions for both the investors and the acquirers. Rivals.com was acquired by Yahoo! Sports in 2007, 247Sports was acquired by CBS Sports in 2016, and Pop Culture Media was acquired by CBS Interactive in 2018. For each acquisition, Andy lead all corporate due diligence and then joined both Yahoo! and CBS to ensure that critical business knowledge and operating procedures were not lost.
As CFO, Andy was responsible for all of the company’s financial functions, including accounting, tax planning, treasury, corporate finance, budgeting, forecasting, and creating real-time KPIs for all business units. He also was strategically involved with legal counsel and HR.
Andy earned a Master of Accountancy from the University of Tennessee (MAcc Program) and a Bachelor of Science in accounting and management from Lipscomb University. Andy began his career 20 years ago with the highly respected accounting firm of Arthur Andersen in Nashville, Tennessee, where his favorite client was the Nashville Predators.