Hooks Johnston

Hooks Johnston

Hooks Johnston

Managing Director, Inova Strategic Investments

Hooks is a Managing Director of Inova Strategic Investments and the Inova Personalized Health Accelerator. He is responsible for leading Inova’s innovation investing and development for companies that are transforming Inova and global health services.

Hooks has been the CEO of a venture-backed company, the President of a public software company, managed four venture capital funds totaling $650 million and served on 20 corporate boards of directors. Prior to joining Inova, he was a General Partner and co-founder of Valhalla Partners, an information technology venture capital firm. He raised, invested and helped manage two funds totaling $440 million. Valhalla invested in 43 companies. He was also a Managing Director of FBR Technology Venture Partners, where he raised, invested and managed two funds totaling $210 million. FBR Technology Venture Partners invested in 30 companies. Prior to that, he was the CEO of Roadshow International, a leading provider of supply chain software. Roadshow had over 1,400 customers in 40 countries. He merged Roadshow with Descartes Systems Group (NASDAQ: DSGX) and was President of the combined company.

Mr. Johnston is a graduate of Brown University and Harvard Business School.