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Charles E. Johnson (businessman)

Charles E. Johnson
Born Charles E. Johnson
Nationality United States
Alma mater B.S.UCLA
M.B.A.Harvard University[1]
Occupation Businessman
Parents Charles Bartlett Johnson
Ann Demarest Lutes

Charles E. Johnson (Chuck) is an American businessman. Johnson is the founder and Managing Director of Tano Capital, an Asia focused alternative asset management firm based in San Mateo, California, that invests in early to mid-stage companies. Tano Capital has offices in Singapore, Shanghai, Mumbai, Mauritius and San Francisco Bay Area.[2][3]


  • Education 1
  • Career 2
  • Conviction for Domestic Violence 3
  • Election to Franklin Resources Board of Directors 4
  • Non-Profit Work 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


Johnson received an M.B.A. from Harvard University in 1985, and a Bachelor of Science degree from UCLA in 1979. He is also certified as a CPA.[1]


Before founding Tano in 2004, Johnson served as co-president of Franklin Resources, Inc. and CEO of Templeton Worldwide Inc. During his time at Franklin, Johnson was responsible for overseeing global portfolio management, information technology, product development and mergers and acquisitions. He was involved in Franklin Resources’ $913 million acquisition of the Templeton Group, which at the time was one of the largest mergers in mutual fund history.[4] Johnson currently serves as a director on the Franklin Resources board.[5]

Conviction for Domestic Violence

In 2003 Johnson pleaded no contest to one count of felony domestic violence with the special allegation that he caused his wife great bodily harm.[6] Johnson was sentenced to 11 months in county jail and three years probation, he received credit for time served.[7]

Election to Franklin Resources Board of Directors

In 2013, Johnson was formally re-elected to serve on the New York Stock Exchange listed Franklin Resources Inc (NYSE: BEN) board of directors. [8]

Non-Profit Work

Johnson serves on the board of

  • Tano Capital LLC

External links

  1. ^ a b "Charles Endler Johnson CPA".  
  2. ^ "Tano India Advisors Names Amit Dand Investment Director for India Funds, Adds Savi Jain to Investment Team". EON:Enhanced Online News. January 31, 2012. 
  3. ^ Zennie Abraham (July 27, 2010). "Charles E. Johnson, San Mateo’s Tano Capital, invests in India, China".  
  4. ^ Russ Wiles (August 10, 1992). "The Ramifications of a Proposed Mega-Merger".  
  5. ^ "President & CEO Gregory E. Johnson Named Chairman of Franklin Resources, Inc., Replacing Charles B. Johnson".  
  6. ^ "Franklin exec admits beating wife".  
  7. ^ "Three months jail for wifer beater".  
  8. ^ 
  9. ^ "Charles E. Johnson".  


. South San Francisco rehabilitation center based in Salvation Army He also serves on the advisory board of a [9]

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