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Blogs January 26, 2024

Get to Know New CFO Matt Wesolosky

We recently sat down with Matt Wesolosky, Lightning Step's new Chief Financial Officer, to get to know him better. Read on for Matt's insights that attracted him to join our team, his CFO role priorities, and his finance leadership approach.

Q: What made you interested in the CFO opportunity with Lightning Step?

A: I'm drawn to companies making a positive societal difference. I've seen firsthand the immense need to improve mental health and addiction treatment access, and Lightning Step's mission deeply resonates with me. As CFO, I'll help scale operations to empower more providers through technology innovation.

Q: What priorities will you focus on in your first months here?

A: Developing our 2024 and beyond strategic growth plan tops the list. While the business has achieved fantastic success, pursuing new market expansions demands a laser focus on scalability. Building efficient systems to manage increased scale will enable more significant investments into our platform and customer success.

Q: How will your diverse finance background translate to value in this CFO role?

A: My blended expertise in public and private companies equips me to evaluate financial planning through multiple lenses. I can provide insights on running lean operations while structuring pragmatic expansion frameworks suited for rapid growth phases like ours. Recent experience in healthcare technology also gives helpful context.

Q: Can you describe your finance leadership philosophy and culture?

A: Every employee shapes financial outcomes through their decisions. An empowered team grasps that interconnection. By openly sharing business metrics, I aim to spotlight how each person contributes to our sustainability, drives engagement across departments, and unify all contributors as stewards advancing our mission.

Q: What most excites you about the road ahead here?

A: Lightning Step is tackling healthcare's most pressing gap — expanding access to behavioral care. Our platform reduces provider friction so they can deliver better outcomes for more patients. It's energizing to contribute to the next wave of enhancements that widen this impact now.

We're thrilled to have Matt Wesolosky leading our finance strategy. His experience and his shared passion for our mission set the stage for the next level of Lightning Step's meaningful growth.



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