team

David Conrod
Chief Executive Officer

David Conrod is Chief Executive Officer of FocusPoint and LANDC Investment, LLC, FocusPoint’s parent. LANDC is a diversified investment management firm which holds ownership stakes in funds and direct transactions including Rise Line Business Credit (“Rise Line”), an asset based lending platform founded in 2017. Prior to founding FocusPoint in 2010, he was a Senior Managing Director at Guggenheim Partners, LLC at its inception and founding in 2000, and led institutional distribution at Guggenheim. From 1999 to 2010, Mr. Conrod and his team were responsible for identifying, diligencing and seeding six distinct management teams that raised eleven Guggenheim-sponsored funds representing over $6 billion in capital. In addition, approximately $7 billion was raised for third party assignments during that time period. From 2000-2010, he was Director of Sales & Marketing at HSBC Asset Management (Americas), Inc., where he was responsible for raising HSBC’s Asian and European private equity funds. Mr. Conrod graduated with an A.B. from Kenyon College and received an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. He serves on Rise Line’s Board of Directors.

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Robert Mortimer
Managing Principal

Robert Mortimer is responsible for marketing and raising capital from family offices globally. Prior to joining FocusPoint in 2010, he was a Managing Director in the Private Fund Group at Guggenheim Securities, LLC where he initiated and oversaw joint marketing arrangements with leading Wall Street investment firms. Mr. Mortimer attended New York University and the Venture Capital Program of the Haas Business School at the University of California.

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Erica Johnson
Managing Director

Erica Johnson is a Managing Director at FocusPoint. Ms. Johnson's responsibilities include the origination, distribution, and project management of the firm's fund mandates. Prior to joining FocusPoint, Ms. Johnson was Managing Partner of ERJ Group, a boutique New York-based placement firm she founded and managed from 2013-2019. She had previously spent six years as a Managing Director in the Private Fund Group at Guggenheim Partners LLC, raising capital for Guggenheim-sponsored and external general partnerships from limited partners in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Ms. Johnson has also held positions with SG Capital Partners LLC and Lehman Brothers Inc. in the merchant banking and mergers and acquisitions groups, respectively. She received a B.S. from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. from Colombia Business School.

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