Dan R. Johnson, Board Member

Daniel R Johnson


Daniel is the Chairman and CEO of American Financial Systems and AFS Securities. He founded both companies, as well as Deferral.com, LLC (a FINRA-registered broker-dealer) and several other companies in Argentina and Mexico, all of which specialize in software or consulting with respect to the optimal funding or on-line administration of non-qualified benefit plans (409A Plans in the US).

With a background in chemistry, immunology, music, and theology/philosophy, Dan studied Japanese and East Asian economics and then business economics at Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (HGSAS). Fluent in Japanese, he has lived in East Asia and Latin America and has published research in fields from cellular immunology to finance. Dan has served many years on the Graduate School Alumni Association Council at Harvard, and frequently travels to GSAS global outreach events. He has also been an appointed director for the academic graduate school and served for many years on the Continuing Education Committee of the Harvard Alumni Association. Besides his degrees from Harvard, Dan also holds a Master’s of divinity degree and has had a life-long interest in the complex interactions of science, religious beliefs, politics, economics and the personal search for truth.