June, 2015, John Lewis and his business partner Dee Lovelace formed Ironwood Financial, LLC, the parent company of Ironwood Payments, headquartered in Oxford, Mississippi. As one of two owners of Ironwood, John spearheads the company’s growth where he leads revenue generation activities from product development to sales.
While a student at The University of Mississippi, John co-founded Security Check which was the genesis of Security Holdings LLC, the parent company of Security Card Services, Security Credit Services, and Security Check. Security Card grew from a tiny start-up launched by two college kids to the fourth largest check collections company in the country listed in the Inc. 500 List of America's Fastest-Growing Companies. Security Card, a credit card merchant services company was formed and also became an Inc. 500 List of America's Fastest-Growing Companies. Security Card has bank partners in 2,500+ bank branch locations in 32 U.S. states. John and Dee previously worked together for 11 years at Security Holdings, and there the two friends formed a rock-solid business relationship.
John loves the outdoors especially being in his native Mississippi Delta among the Ironwood trees with his dog, a black lab affectionately known as Muddy Waters. The mountains surrounding Ironwood’s Salt Lake City operations center reminds John of his family’s Norwegian heritage and rugged terrain. John resides in Oxford with his wife and three children who happily keep him engaged with all of their activities.