With a proven track record in the C-Suite for both public and private companies, Mr. Neary leverages his extensive experience to provide advice on business improvements while working toward client-specific solutions that are both flexible and practical. Mr. Neary brings specialized experience from several industry verticals including finance, information technology and automotive retail.
Mr. Neary is passionate about the power of a healthy workplace culture to drive better results while making a material difference in the quality of life for professionals everywhere. To further his passion in this area, he founded Right Workplace, offers a software platform and supporting methodology to help organizations of all sizes to measure and improve culture. Initially, Right Workplace focused efforts at several investment firms as a means to monitor and improve culture in their portfolio companies. In 2019, the platform expanded to offer services to individual private companies, and in 2021 partnered exclusively with PeopleMost to power our culture assessments and drive our client’s organizational change initiatives.
With each undertaking, Mr. Neary strives to build personal relationships that outlast the opportunity itself. Mr. Neary's proven hands-on industry experience, along with his track record of successful advisory services, positions him to deliver value efficiently and effectively.
Mr. Neary spent over four years as Chief Executive Officer of CARite (national network of car dealerships) from 2014 to 2018, growing the company to $80M+ in annual revenue with over 25 locations. At CARite Mr. Neary oversaw the completion of the Company's first audited financials as well as a successful $45M capital raise. In addition, he oversaw the development of a custom lease origination system as well as several strategic initiatives to expand the Company footprint and revenue base.
Prior to overseeing CARite Mr. Neary held the Chief Information Officer and Chief Administrative Officer position at Credit Acceptance, a publicly traded finance company with approximately $1.5B in revenue. During his tenure there Mr. Neary led an effort to help the Company secure their first ever placement on the Fortune 100 List of Best Companies to Work For. He was responsible for HR, Training & Development, IT, Internal Audit and Project Management with an annual budget of approx. $30M. Mr. Neary oversaw the modernization of all major Company IT systems, as well as the creation of the Company's first Project Management Office (PMO). As part of an effective management team, Mr. Neary played an important role as a company officer during a period where the Company added well over $1B in equity value.
Mr. Neary has the honor of serving on the Board of Advisors for the College of Business and IT at LTU, where he has also worked as a volunteer adjunct professor.
Mr. Neary grew up in Ireland where he earned a BSc and MA in Computer Science from Trinity College Dublin. He moved to Belgium to start a career in IT with an American firm operating in Antwerp. He ultimately found his way to the United States in 2001 and has called Michigan home since.