Mike Gaburo supports Guidepost Growth Equity as an Operating Advisor and as a portfolio company Board member. Since 2015, Mike has been the CEO of Brightwell, an Atlanta-based financial technology company that provides cross-border remittance and financial services to more than 200K customers around the world, simplifying personal finances for people who work away from home. Since Mike took the reins at Brightwell in 2015, company revenue has grown at a 40% average annual rate. Prior to Brightwell, Mike spent 10 years at Paycor, a provider of cloud-based onboarding, applicant tracking, HR, payroll and timekeeping software. During his 10-year tenure at Paycor, Mike served as COO with responsibility for all client service, operations, sales and marketing functions and revenue grew >4x during his tenure. Prior to Paycor, Mike served on its Board of Directors while at Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS), a Fortune 500 provider of global business services. Mike spent 15 years at Cintas, leading one of its four operating divisions and later directing Cintas’s mergers and acquisitions effort.
Mike is a magna cum laude graduate of Colgate University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Mike also earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where he was a named a Baker Scholar.