Craig Johnston

Director, Transaction Advisory

Data-driven analysis is fundamental to a successful investment strategy; and here at GGA, it is the back-bone of everything we do

Bachelor of Commerce, Queens University
Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA)

Craig Johnston is the Director of GGA’s Transaction Advisory services, based in the firm’s Toronto office. Craig specializes in the development of informed and goal oriented business strategies that help GGA clients achieve specific operating and investment objectives.

Craig is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) who brings a deep understanding of complex finance and accounting to every assignment. Craig’s knowledge and experience helps GGA clients to maximize both short and long-term profit. GGA clients benefit from Craig’s knowledge in financing, business valuations, financial analysis, market assessment, corporate governance and business strategy.

Craig was most recently an Associate Director in Scotia Capital’s Equity Research Division, where he was a ranked analyst in his sector. Craig’s research team, which utilized in-depth, bottom-up financial analysis, was ranked #1 by Greenwich Associates from 2015 to 2017 in the small/mid-cap gold and precious minerals sector. Craig was also recognized in 2016 by Thomson Reuters as the #1 earnings estimator in his sector.

Craig began his career in KPMG’s audit practice, where he obtained his Charter Professional Accountant designation. Craig grew up with the game of golf, worked at a golf course in his youth and interned at GGA while in University. Craig remains an avid golfer and hockey player.



How to Embrace Emerging Club Technology

In a market brimming with new technology solutions that could revolutionize the way you run a club, GGA Partner, Derek Johnston, reveals how your club can embrace these opportunities, while mitigating any business risks they could create. Technology continues to change the world; new devices, platforms, and applications continue to enter the market at pace. […]

Celebrating Client Success in Transaction Advisory

Handling complex club transactions can be challenging and, in many ways, celebrating the success of your clients can feel equally challenging and at times unnatural. For all the right reasons, seldom do such celebrations recognize and truly appreciate each of the obstacles and challenges clients encounter along their path to success. Indeed, during last year’s […]

GGA and the CSCM Launch First of Two Research Initiatives

The Canadian Society of Club Managers (CSCM) and GGA have formed a strategic partnership to produce research and insight for the benefit of CSCM members and the club industry at large. The first joint research initiative launched December 6, 2018 with a comprehensive survey of CSCM members that focuses on attitudes, trends and best practices […]

Strategic Intelligence Overview: Part 3 of 3

Top performing clubs around the world are finding newer, faster and more efficient ways to leverage business intelligence and create competitive advantages for their clubs. The first two articles in this three-part series included what business intelligence is and why it is important (see “Strategic Intelligence Part One,” September 2018) and how to use and implement […]

GGA and the CSCM Partner to Enhance Research and Impact

Global Golf Advisors (GGA) and the Canadian Society of Club Managers Partner to Enhance Research and Impact GGA recognized as Platinum Corporate Partner of the CSCM TORONTO, Ontario – October 15, 2018 Global Golf Advisors (GGA) and the Canadian Society of Club Managers (CSCM) are pleased to announce the formation of a strategic partnership to produce […]

Harnessing the Power of Strategic Intelligence

When a club undergoes a strategic planning event, they do so by assessing a number of key data sets: member preferences, club operations, finances and market forces.  All of these come together to help inform strategy and the action plan moving forward. The fundamental challenge I see clubs struggle with all too often is keeping […]