McLean Wilson is the Chief Executive Officer of inFactor, a Charleston-based financial technology firm that he co-founded in 2017. inFactor is a cloud-based platform that facilitates the efficient financing of small businesses by empowering underwriters, and institutional investors, with transparent reporting of pre and post origination decisioning factors from verified data sources. inFactor was borne as a spin-out of Charleston Capital, a boutique financial services firm of which he also remains as Chief Executive Officer, and of which he serves on the investment committee of Charleston Capital Management. Charleston Capital Management is an investment manager to funds focused on providing structured lending to small business financiers. Mr. Wilson began his career providing solutions too small and medium sized businesses at SouthStar Capital, a regional asset-based lender.
Mr. Wilson holds both a Masters of Science and Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering from Clemson University.
Ethan Schwarzbach is the co-founder Infactor. Ethan is an experienced and energetic entrepreneur with over five years in technology and fintech startups. Prior to co-founding Infactor, Ethan was a Manager in Business Development at Orchard, a New York City-based fintech company dedicated to connecting online lenders and institutional investors through technology. At Orchard, he led the development and expansion of business operations for over two years, gaining traction across the United States for the business.
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 Arts in Public Policy Studies.
Eric Wright is the Chief Technology Officer at Infactor. Hebrings 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.
Prior to Infactor, Eric was 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.
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.
Caleb Goding is Co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer for inFactor. Mr. Goding’s experience across accounting, business operations, asset management and complex financial planning has spanned more than a decade. Prior to inFactor, Mr. Goding was a Financial Advisor at Wells Fargo Advisors where he specialized in portfolio management and wealth 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 strategic financial decision-making and reporting.
Mr. Goding is a graduate of the University of South Carolina – Moore School of Business with a Bachelor of Science degree and double major in Accounting and Management with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship. He holds a Series 65 license and is aCERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional.
In 2013, Mr. Goding was named one of the Forty Under 40 by the Charleston Regional Business Journal. He continues to be actively involved in the Charleston, SC community and enjoys giving back through service.