John McEwan is Brightwell’s Chief Financial Officer.
John focuses on future investment into the company, building and managing all things financial. This can include raising money, securing loans, creating the company’s financial strategy, treasury and money movement, supervising deals and contracts, evaluating returns, or anything else that concerns Brightwell’s financial standing and future. He also works closely with the company’s board, keeping them apprised of Brightwell’s current standing.
More generally, his job is to assess and manage the finances of the company, preparing it for future growth and managing expectations. Through that role, he’s able to help Brightwell achieve its mission by ensuring that the company has a financial roadmap to take on new initiatives and execute existing ones successfully.
Prior to Brightwell, John served as Chief Financial Officer at Peoplenet, a private equity owned workforce management company that provided time and attendance services. During his tenure, he helped grow the company experiencing a five-year CACR over 20% which resulted in two successful exits returning over 3.5x for its investors within 18 months.
Before joining Peoplenet in 2010, John ran a consulting firm that provided CFO and operational related services to various types of companies. He began his career in public accounting, concluding his tenure with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he worked in audit and transactional services.
John attended Dartmouth for undergrad, where he earned a BA in History, then earned his MBA from the University of Alabama. He’s active with the CFO Leadership Council and Technology Executive Roundtable, and also enjoys speaking events, and has spoken through the Georgia Society of CPAs on the topics of finance and accounting.
When he’s not at Brightwell, John stays busy serving on the board of directors for Murphy Candler Baseball, the league that his three sons play on, and stays active playing golf and tennis.