Lafayette Square Appoints DAVID KRAUT as Managing Director of legal

Joe Johnson

Managing Director

Joseph Johnson is a Managing Director at Lafayette Square. Prior to joining Lafayette, Joseph served as a Senior Vice President in the Capital Markets Group at Goldman Sachs & Co.  Joseph has over 20 years of experience in capital markets, responsible for financial institutions coverage and ABS securitization. Joseph started his career in investment banking at the Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, and he has also worked for Standard & Poor’s Ratings in the Structured Finance Group.

Joseph serves as the Chairman of the Board for the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone and serves on the Board of Directors for Columbia Children’s Hospital and the Classical Theatre of Harlem in New York.

Originally from Columbus, Georgia, Joseph holds a BA in Economics and a Ph.D. (ABD) in Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.