Capstone appoints new CFO

Capstone Financial Group said Monday that it has hired Hal Johnson as its CFO. Previously, Johnson worked at Chase Investment Services. Based in Irvine, Calif., Capstone Financial Group is an investment and merchant banking firm.


IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Capstone Financial Group, Inc. (OTCBB: CAPP) (“Capstone”), an investment and merchant banking group, has announced Hal Johnson as the firm’s Chief Financial Officer. Johnson will be responsible for analyzing the company’s sales, expenses and cash flow, creating and maintaining financial reports, working with corporate clients during the financing and structuring phases, and overseeing compliance, administrative staff and payroll for the firm. Johnson joined Capstone in 2012 as one of the company’s founding partners.
“The opportunity to be an executive leader of Capstone from day one was something I couldn’t pass up. I firmly believe we are well-positioned for tremendous growth in the coming years,” said Johnson. “I look forward to helping make that happen.”
With over 28 years of experience in the financial services industry, Johnson has experience with investment, retirement, business and estate planning, and has an in-depth understanding of the sales process. The University of Rochester alumnus has held Series 7, 63, 24 and 53 securities licenses over the course of his career. Prior to Capstone, Johnson worked for his family’s financial planning practice and Chase Investment Services, a subsidiary of JP Morgan Chase.
“Hal’s wealth of knowledge and experience in the financial services industry is a huge asset to the Capstone team. He is more than capable of handling the duties of this role and will be an integral part of the firm’s continued success,” said Capstone Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Darin Pastor.
About Capstone Financial Group, Inc.
Capstone Financial Group, Inc. (CAPP) is an exclusive investment and merchant banking group headquartered in Irvine, Calif. Founded in 2013 by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Darin Pastor, the company includes wholly-owned subsidiaries Capstone Investment Banking, Capstone Merchant Banking, and Capstone Affluent Strategies. The firm’s executive management team consists of leaders who have more than 100 collective years of experience in wealth management and investment banking, with a surgical understanding of clean technology and industrial growth, capital raising services concerning municipal government interests, and private placements and public offerings of corporate debt and corporate equity. For more information, visit