Managing Director and Founder
Mr. Johnson is the founder and Managing General Partner of Tano Ventures and Tano Capital, a California based family office and alternative asset management firm, with offices in Singapore, Shanghai, Mumbai, Mauritius and San Francisco Bay Area.
Mr. Johnson was formerly co-president of Franklin Resources, Inc. ("Franklin Templeton Investments"; NYSE: “BEN”), and CEO of Templeton Worldwide Inc. Mr. Johnson's responsibilities included global oversight of all portfolio management, information technology, product development and mergers and acquisitions. While serving as CEO of Templeton, Mr. Johnson greatly expanded the firm’s global footprint, and opened over 20 new offices in locations including Taiwan, mainland China, India, Russia and Brazil.
Mr. Johnson received a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard University Graduate School of Business in 1985, and a Bachelor of Science degree from UCLA in 1979. Mr. Johnson is also certified as a CPA by the California State Board of Accountancy.
Mr. Johnson also serves on the boards of Franklin Resources, Curriki (a non-profit formed to empower educators to deliver and share curricula), as well as the advisory board of a Salvation Army rehabilitation center based in South San Francisco.
Peter Dabrowski is responsible for sourcing and managing early-stage venture investments globally. In addition to his role at Tano Ventures, Peter's responsibilities include deal due diligence and business development on behalf of Tano Capital.
He has over fifteen years of professional experience in technology strategy, private equity, investments and corporate finance at a variety of companies, including Barclays Global Investors (Blackrock), Franklin Templeton Investments, and Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Peter is fluent in English and Polish, he earned an MBA in finance and economics from the University of Chicago in addition to a MS in Biomedical Engineering and Physics from the Wroclaw University of Technology in Poland.
Peter is an avid sailor, hiker and an amateur photographer. He lives with his wife and two children in San Francisco.