David Johnson
CEOFirst Associates

David Johnson is the Chief Executive Officer at First Associates Loan Servicing, a company with over $9 billion under management across a variety of asset classes including: marketplace, purchase finance, fintech, automotive and small business loans and leases. First Associates has grown from a small niche player into the fastest growing third party servicer of loan and lease portfolios in the United States, and they are expanding their reach and services across the globe. Under Mr. Johnson’s leadership, First Associates earned a Morningstar MOR RV1 ranking of “stable,” which is the highest certification available to assess operational risk and overall excellence in loan servicing. They were also the recipient of the LendIt 2017 Top Service Provider award.

Johnson is a charismatic leader with a well-earned reputation for innovative ideas and leading-edge approaches to technology and processes. His 25 years of experience across industries including finance, technology and energy gives him a unique insight into today͛s lending landscape, as well as a keen eye to future trends and opportunities.