John Wright

The Basics

Son of Jack and Birdie since 1983. Husband of Melissa since 2006, Father of Matt and Ben since 2011. Servant of God since 1997 and Deacon at East Brainerd Church of Christ since 2012.

Education, Work Skills, and Leadership

  • Bachelor’s Degrees in Accounting and Vocational Ministry from Harding University, 2006. Accountant at Beaulieu of America since 2007 (current role: Asset Management department leader).
  • Supporter of analytics and logical thinking in all walks of life
    • Started from an early age with a love of sports and sports analytics, particularly baseball
    • Progressed through high school with high achievement as an Eagle Scout and National Merit Finalist
    • Graduated Summa Cum Laude With Distinction from the honors program at Harding with a 4.0 GPA
    • Strengths in analytics and problem solving applied at work in streamlining the Fixed Assets month end close, capital project management, depreciation expense budget, asset impairment analysis, JD Edwards Fixed Assets and Job Cost SME, as well as other process improvements and ad hoc analysis
  • Ability to learn, teach and train others in a variety of skills
    • Involved in the campus tutoring center at Harding as an accounting tutor, 2004–06
    • At Beaulieu, a company-certified Administrative Leader and Trainer, and session facilitator for several years at the company’s leadership training program
    • At East Brainerd church, a regular adult Bible class teacher and small group leader, Deacon in the Adult Education area as of January 2016
  • Creative and resourceful thinking demonstrated in the ability to accomplish wide-ranging goals beyond accounting/finance (not just a math & Excel whiz)
    • Co-leader/organizer of “We Are The Sermon” ministry at East Brainerd, an annual church-wide community service program
    • Revamped the East Brainerd church website, 2012–2015
    • Technology enthusiast, managing the technical production of worship services at East Brainerd, 2013–2015
    • Founded and ran a company-to-employee asset sale marketplace at Beaulieu
    • Co-founder of the Simulated Football Premiership, a short-lived but fun trial in creating and managing a fantasy soccer website from scratch

Other Personal Interests

  • Aspiring runner and youth sports dad
    • Matt and Ben completed first season of youth soccer Fall 2015
    • 5k personal best in March 2015
  • Maintainer of sports fandom
    • Atlanta Braves baseball
    • Arsenal association football
    • Harding University everything, but mainly basketball
  • Occasional user of social media platforms