Chief Executive Officer
McLean Wilson serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the inFactor Group of companies, which he co-founded through the acquisition of Charleston Capital. Mr. Wilson is the Chairman of inFactor's investment committee and a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Wilson remains a general partner at Charleston Capital, an alternative asset manager focused on structured credit solutions to FinTech enabled lenders.
Prior to launching the Charleston Capital, Mr. Wilson was a principal at SouthStar Capital, an asset based lender primarily focused on factoring, where he assisted in the origination, structuring, closing, and funding of over $500 million worth of factored assets. While at SouthStar, he gained experience with structuring collateralized and uncollateralized transactions, purchase and sale agreements, and recourse and non-recourse financing. At SouthStar, Mr. Wilson also structured and funded numerous equipment lease and purchase order financing transactions. Prior to this, Mr. Wilson was an investment advisor with ING Financial Partners and Money Concepts Capital Corporation with a focus on financial planning, portfolio management and investment planning. Prior to be being an investment advisor, Mr. Wilson was a Civil Engineer with Thomas & Hutton Engineering.
Mr. Wilson is a graduate of Clemson University where he earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering. Additionally, Mr. Wilson is a registered investment advisor representative.
Caleb Goding, CFP®
Mr. Caleb Goding is a Co-Founder and General Partner of Charleston Capital and the sole owner of Knot Holdings, LLC. Mr. Goding's experience across accounting, business operations, asset management and complex financial planning has spanned more than a decade. Prior to Charleston Capital, Mr. Goding was a Managing Director at Roadstead Capital Partners where he was a member of the investment strategy team and specialized in portfolio management and wealth planning. Before his time at Roadstead, Mr. Goding was a Financial Advisor at Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, specializing in retail and high net worth financial planning. Mr. Goding has served as the chief financial officer and advisor to several privately held companies, high net worth families, and partnerships where he was responsible for various aspects of strategic financial decision making and reporting.
Mr. Goding holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in Accounting and
Management, with an emphasis in entrepreneurship from the University of South Carolina. He
holds Series 7 and 66 securities licenses. In 2013, Mr. Goding was named one of the Forty
Under 40 by the Charleston Regional Business Journal.
Co-Founder / Head of infactor iq
Mr. Ethan Schwarzbach serves as the Head of inFactorIQ, the servicing, payments processing, and analytics arm of inFactor Corp.
Prior to co-founding inFactor, Ethan was a Manager on the business development team at Orchard, a NYC-based Fintech company dedicated to connecting online lenders and institutional investors through technology. Before his time at Orchard, Ethan served as a senior associate on the US interest rate trading desk at the Royal Bank of Scotland where he specialized in exotic interest rate options, mortgage backed securities, and interest rate derivative trading.
Ethan is a graduate of Duke University where he earned a Bachelor of the Arts in Public Policy Studies.
Chief technology officer
Eric Wright brings nearly 20 years of technology leadership, strategy, and vision to any venture or endeavor. With a keen understanding and direct approach, Wright methodically guides his teams through technical challenges and organizational objectives. Whether evaluating organizational enterprise readiness or honing information security posture to pinnacle standards, Wright is adept at tactically steering tech companies through the perils of the startup endeavor into strong established entities.
Most recently, as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Questis (an international financial wellness technology platform), Wright consulted the organization through exhaustive Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 security and IT audits, ultimately proving the company’s technical competence to serve enterprise-level clientele. In his senior role spearheading security management, Wright focused the organization toward achieving enterprise readiness and executing the technical strategic vision. While building a core engineering team, Wright maintained active oversight over all software engineering efforts, refining the development lifecycle, and led the design of a robust information security management system. In combining these objectives, Wright delivered a scalable, secure and performant infrastructure for the organization.
Prior to joining Questis, Wright served as the Senior Solutions Architect for PokitDok, a national API platform powering healthcare interoperability to improve the business of health. In this capacity, Wright cultivated the solutions and sales engineering team tasked with mastering the intricacies of enterprise-wide integration and implementation.
Wright also had the opportunity to support Strategic Operations Solutions (STOPSO) as its Principal of Cloud and Infrastructure Services. As a premier technology consulting and management company, STOPSO served various arms of the U.S. national security and Defense. In this capacity, Wright created and refined the company’s first cloud and infrastructure automation portfolio and software engineering team, foundational for both Commercial and Government sectors.
Before supporting STOPSO, Wright was among the founding members of SPARC (Charleston), providing custom software for both government and commercial sectors, with a targeted focus on enterprise IT systems, mobile applications, and cloud management solutions. In this role, Wright served as the Senior Production Operations Manager charged with the infrastructure, engineering, and application operations for the Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs and SPAWAR.
Prior to entering the tech startup space, Wright supported IBM’s Global Services Division for nearly 10 years. Comprised of business, technology and industry experts, this professional services Division applied advanced technology and techniques to help clients design, build and standardize their businesses. Among these efforts, Wright actively oversaw Linux engineering efforts for large enterprise customers such as Delta Airline, Wellpoint, Halmark, Blockbuster, and Circuit City to migrate applications from their proprietary Unix-based systems on to open-source Linux alternatives, optimizing their operations and realizing substantial savings.
As an established technical leader, Wright is an accomplished visionary with a zeal for challenging the improbable and bringing an unbridled enthusiasm to any project within his influence. His commitment to both product and operational excellence consistently earns him the respect and loyalty of both clients and colleagues along with a history of successful scaling for any entity to which he has and continues to contribute.
Dr. Matthew L Dawson, DBA, CPA
Dr. Dawson serves as the Controller for the inFactor group and responsible for the delivery of finance services such as accounting, treasury, reporting, budgeting, and insurance management, in accordance with legislative requirements and organizational policies and strategies.
He is a Certified Public Accountant with over 25 years of accounting and finance experience, a member of the Charleston CFO Council, and a member of the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. Prior to joining inFactor, Matt held positions as Controller for the Hamilton Management Services Company, Plant Controller for the Giant Cement Company, Financial Analyst for Lincoln Electric Co, and Assistant Controller for The L.S. Starrett Co. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor teaching graduate accounting and finance courses for Charleston Southern University and Grand Canyon University.
Dr. Dawson’s educational background includes an earned Associate’s Degree in Logistics Management from the Community College of the Air Force, a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from the College of Charleston, a MBA emphasizing in Accounting, Finance, and Information Technology from Charleston Southern University, and a Doctoral Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Financial Management from Northcentral University.
Matt Dawson is a long-time resident of Charleston. He grew up in Ohio, but after enlisting in the U.S. Air Force and stationed in Charleston, SC where he served two tours he has resided in Charleston ever since. He is also a member of Old St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC.