BrightView CFO Feenan to retire in September

John Feenan will be replaced by Brett Urban effective Oct. 1.


BrightView Holdings has announced that John A. Feenan, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will retire from his position effective September 30. Brett Urban has been selected by the company’s board of directors to succeed Feenan as CFO, effective October 1.

Feenan is expected to remain at the company as a non-executive employee for a period of time after September 30 to ensure a smooth transition. Feenan and BrightView expect to enter into a Separation and Transition Services Agreement. The company also expects to enter into a letter agreement with Urban on terms consistent with the company’s other executive officers.

Urban joined BrightView in 2016 as vice president of finance and was promoted to senior vice president of finance in 2017. He currently serves in the lead finance role in the company’s maintenance services segment, representing approximately 75 percent of the company’s consolidated results. His current responsibilities also include leading the company’s procurement department and spearheading the execution of the company’s M&A strategy. Prior to joining BrightView, Urban held senior finance positions at Aramark, a global provider of food and facilities services, in roles of increasing responsibility in finance, accounting and FP&A. Urban received an undergraduate degree from Nichols College and an MBA from Arcadia University.

“More than six years ago we were excited to bring John to BrightView to lead our finance team," said President and CEO Andrew Masterman. "He played a key role in transforming the Company from two great family businesses to the creation of an industry-leading public company. He’s led our finance, accounting, investor relations, tax, treasury, and M&A teams, and has been an invaluable source of counsel for our Board, our management team, and to me.

“Brett Urban’s deep experience at BrightView and background with leading organizations makes him well positioned to continue to drive results and value for our shareholders,” Masterman said. “As CFO of our Maintenance business, Brett has helped to accelerate growth and lead the execution of more than 30 strategic acquisitions since 2017. We’re confident that the momentum and leadership he has instilled across the organization to date and now, with his promotion to chief financial officer, will help BrightView continue to achieve and exceed its goals.”