Woodward to be Front Porch CEO

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John Woodward
John Woodward

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.


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