Our Mission
Improve the financial health of working families
Our Story
Brightside was the idea of the late Shawn Leavitt, an innovator in employer benefits who passed away suddenly in March 2020. Studying the tremendous cost of financial stress, he knew that the data he was seeing on the increased healthcare costs, lost workdays, and lost productivity driven by financial stress was just part of the story. He knew from his own experiences the personal stories that were behind that data.

Today, we are carrying on Shawn’s vision by partnering with innovative employers to give families the financial care they need.
Leadership
Tom Spann
CEO & Co-founder
Callum King
President & Co-founder
Jacky Chiu
CTO & Co-founder
Petrina Thompson
Head of Client Service
Sophie Raseman
Head of Financial Solutions
Daniel Chen
Head of Business Development
Kumar Marimuthu
Head of Engineering
Chris Howard
Director of Product
John Geiger
Head of Customer Success
Lucy English, PhD
Head of Measurement