Woodward to be Front Porch CEO
John M. Woodward will be the new chief executive officer at Front Porch in California.
He succeeds Front Porch founders and co-CEOs Mort Swales and Gary Wheeler, who are retiring.
Woodward was involved with the creation of Front Porch, when it was created through the merger of three organizations - Pacific Homes, California Lutheran Homes and FACT.
He was most recently a director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and was a managing director at USB Investment Bank in San Francisco for 17 years. Woodward also has worked at Kidder, Peabody & Company, and Lazard Freres & Company.
He completed his bachelor's degree in economics and mathematics from University of California at Santa Cruz and an MBA from the University of Chicago.