Sean Grant

Chief Financial Officer

As CFO for Columbus 2020 and The Columbus Partnership, Sean is responsible for providing executive oversight of the accounting and budget, HR, insurance, real estate, IT and investor relations operations.

Sean has a significant financial and accounting background.  He spent the first half of his career in the world of banking and finance.  Working for some of the largest financial institutions in the country, Sean honed his skills in providing lending and financial services to businesses large and small.  His broad experience includes traditional commercial banking with middle market and multinational corporations, as well as structured financing for mergers and acquisitions and real estate ventures.  Lastly, Sean worked with entrepreneurs and small business owners in providing access to capital and utilizing products and services to help them manage cash and cash flow.

Prior to joining The Columbus Partnership and Columbus 2020 team, Sean’s previous position was as the Senior Manager of Operations for PharmaForce, Inc., a multi-facility specialty pharmaceutical company founded in Columbus, Ohio, in which his duties combined CFO/COO related duties  He assisted the two entrepreneur founders in growing their business, becoming vertically integrated, and participated in the eventual sale of the business to an international based conglomerate.

He has spent his last ten years leading both private and non-profit concerns tasked with maintaining the fiscal health and overall well-being of the organizations, by providing both business insight and management of operational issues.

He has been involved in several community and civic organizations, and serves as a Board Member, Treasurer for the Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio, Board Member, Treasurer for PrimaryOne Health, Advisory Board Member for Per Scholas Columbus, and Board Member for Tech Corps. He has also been selected to serve on the City of Columbus Small Business Assessment Advisory Committee, and the Franklin County Poverty Mitigation Plan Working group.

Sean received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management / Marketing from Simpson College.

He and his wife Maureen have four children and reside in Pickerington.