About Us

For over 45 years, the goal of Asset Management Company has been to partner with visionary entrepreneurs and to help create valuable new companies and important new industries by investing capital in exciting, new, technology-based opportunities. “We have observed the ups and downs of venture capital and the fads and failures in the Valley.  So we always took the long view,” says Pitch Johnson, founding partner. As of 2012, Asset Management Company has become a family office.  Our focus now is managing the Johnson family investments and supporting a variety of not-for-profit organizations through corporate philanthropy and a family foundation.

Franklin “Pitch” Johnson Founding Partner

Mr. Franklin Pitcher (“Pitch”) Johnson was co-founder in 1962 of Draper and Johnson Investment Company, venture capital company, and became an independent venture capitalist in 1965 as the founder of Asset Management Company. Asset Management Company has made over 250 venture investments during its more than 43 years of operation. These have… read more >

Mike Knych Chief Financial Officer

Mike Knych oversees accounting, financial analysis, risk management and cash management for Asset Management Company and its portfolio. He focuses on financial transactions, policies and procedures related to Asset Management Company’s family office operations. Mike is responsible for funding the venture, non-profit and wealth-management functions… read more >

Tarah S. Evans Executive Director, Franklin & Catherine Johnson Foundation

Tarah Evans has more than 15 years of experience with non-profits and in the private sector and her role is to manage the widespread philanthropic efforts of the company and the Johnson family. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master’s Degree in Communication Management from the Annenberg School at… read more >

America Sosa Executive Assistant to Mike Knych & Accounts Payable

Email America:  America@amcfamilyoffice.com