Leveraging his extensive experience and contacts across our primary industry verticals, Stuart Johnson founded Direct Selling Capital Advisors in 2019. Johnson has been involved in the direct selling industry for more than 30 years based on his ownership of Direct Selling Partners, an industry-leading marketing services firm.
Stuart Johnson and Direct Selling Partners are recognized, world-wide, as prominent experts and visionaries within the space. Each April, Direct Selling Partners hosts Direct Selling University (formerly Success Partners University), a premier educational and networking event regularly attended by more than 500 direct selling executives. Johnson is also the owner and publisher of Direct Selling News, a leading industry publication.
Johnson is also a key player in both the personal development and publishing industries.
Throughout his career, Mr. Johnson has served as a key adviser to business owners and executives across Direct Selling Capital Advisors’s targeted industry verticals, including the sourcing of, and participation in, numerous M&A transactions totaling hundreds of millions of dollars.
Ryan Bright possesses nearly 20 years of experience as a financial and investment executive and co-founded Direct Selling Capital Advisors with Stuart Johnson.
Prior to Direct Selling Capital Advisors, Bright served as the President and Managing Partner of Lucidus Capital, LLC, a boutique transaction advisory firm. Earlier in his career, as a Managing Director, Bright was responsible for the Dallas office of an international investor relations firm focused on representing companies listed on both the Nasdaq and New York stock exchanges.
Client companies ranged from $100 million to multi-billion dollar market capitalizations. From 2003 to 2007 Bright operated Fiducia Capital Management, LP, a registered investment advisory firm that he co-founded. Fiducia focused on managing portfolios of publicly traded equities for a number of private investment partnerships.
Bright began his career in finance sourcing private equity transactions for a large Dallas, Texas-based family office and also served as a key investment advisor to one of the largest private family foundations in the State of Texas.