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Sean Grant, CFO of One Columbus
Chief Financial Officer

Sean Grant


Role and Responsibilities

As chief financial officer of One Columbus, Sean provides executive oversight for accounting and budget, human resources, insurance and real estate, information technology and investor relations operations.

Sean re-crafted the finance and accounting function within One Columbus to provide greater transparency and insight into the financial operations of the organization. The continued enhancements of this function have allowed the organization to share its accounting expertise and services with other non-profit organizations.

Sean’s background in finance and operations management and experience in helping to build a start-up to expansion and eventual sale contribute to his financial and organizational expertise. His experience with organizational transition while maintaining fiscal health makes him aptly suited for meeting challenges faced by business entities of all kind.

Past Experience and Education


  • Senior Manager, PharmaForce, Inc
  • Vice President, Senior Business Banker, Huntington National Bank


  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Management, Simpson College

Board and Community Involvement

  • Board Member, Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio
  • Volunteer, Community Kitchen, Inc.
  • Volunteer, Mid-Ohio Food Bank


Why do you live in the Columbus Region?

Having lived in 5 states, 10 cities and 2 countries in my lifetime, I choose to live in the Columbus Region because no other place I have lived allows me the quality of life and experiences I have here. We have a smorgasbord of great food, events, universities and neighborhoods that allow you to experience things in a variety of ways. And the best part is that it’s still evolving and growing.

Why do you work in economic development? 

I began my work in economic development when jobs were hard to find and the economy was still fighting to come out of the Great Recession. My hope at the time was that by being involved in economic development I could do my part to make a difference within an organization that was founded to combat this problem. I hope our work uplifts people and provides opportunities for folks to change their lives in a positive way.