John McMicken, CEO
John oversees day-to-day operations and is responsible for ongoing business planning and the evaluation of new service offerings for the Evergreen Cooperative Corporation business units. McMicken has 20 years of experience in technology services, having held senior-level positions in business development and operations management.
He has successfully launched a variety of technology startups. In 2009, he founded Virtical Technologies, LLC, a Cleveland consulting firm. Prior to that he was president of Inventus Technologies, which provides document-management services to law firms, where he was instrumental in opening four new markets over a five-year period. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary.
Allen Grasa, President
Allen joined Evergreen Cooperative Laundry in 2013, and was named President in January 2014. In this capacity, he manages ECL’s day-to-day business activities. Prior to joining ECL, he was the Operations Manager at Integrity Textile Service in Cleveland, where he was responsible for the overall function of a commercial laundry facility that serviced and delivered more than three million pounds of laundry. Prior to that he was the Operations Manager with Sodexo, Cleveland, a national management company known for providing services to the healthcare industry–including laundry, food and environmental services.
Jeanette Webster, Chief Investment Officer
Jeanette oversees Evergreen’s Fund for Employee Ownership, which supports good?sustainable?jobs through?acquiring and?converting companies to employee-owned organizations.?She has served in senior finance positions in major manufacturing and service companies, including as CFO.?She has years of mergers and acquisition experience, having overseen acquisitions in 17 countries. A native of the United Kingdom, Jeanette earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Windsor, in Windsor, Ontario, and an MBA from Ashland University in Ohio.?She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Financial Planner.
Brett Jones,?Executive Vice President
Brett joined the Evergreen team in 2013 working for Evergreen Business Services (EBS) as the Director of Strategic Projects. In 2016 he served as the Interim-President of Evergreen Energy Solutions and returned to EBS in 2017. Brett is focused on the growth and development of our Fund for Employee Ownership which provides low-cost flexible capital to help retiring business owners sell their businesses to their employees. When not helping companies convert to an employee-owned structure, he is leading other cities through the adaptation of Evergreen’s anchor institution based model of economic inclusion and community wealth-building.
A Fulbright Fellow, Brett is a graduate of The Ohio State University and holds an MBA from DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management.? In his own words, “It is very rewarding to come to work every day knowing that what we do here at Evergreen changes lives and creates opportunities for those that need them most. This is the most satisfying work I have ever done.”
Wynette Bryant is the Manager of Culture and Wealth Building at Evergreen Business Services. She manages employee benefit programs to Evergreen Cooperatives that focus on wealth building, financial literacy, home ownership, and open book management. She has served in several high-level executive and administrative positions, having demonstrated special capacities in human resources, accounting, and customer service. She has a background in religious studies and prison ministry, which has been instrumental in Evergreen’s community re-entry hiring strategy.