Sean Gantley

Chief Financial Officer


Sean Gantley is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at DECA Dental Group, bringing extensive experience and leadership to the role. Since joining the company in June 2018, Sean has held pivotal positions within the finance department, including FP&A Manager, Director of FP&A, and VP of Finance, before assuming his current role as SVP of Finance.

Sean’s professional journey includes valuable experience at PwC, where he honed his financial acumen and spearheaded significant events such as the recapitalization with Blackstone in 2021. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from Florida State University, complemented by an MBA with a finance focus from George Washington University. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charter holder.

Sean’s leadership approach is not just about managing but about inspiring. He advocates for a ‘Train, Develop, Empower’ philosophy, fostering a culture of ownership and continuous improvement within his team. He leverages data-driven insights to drive organizational success and identify strategic opportunities.

Among his remarkable achievements, Sean has led successful recapitalization efforts, facilitated multiple M&A deals, and streamlined finance operations to enhance efficiency and agility. His track record is a testament to his strategic acumen and leadership prowess.

As an active member of the CFA Society in DFW, Sean remains engaged in industry networks and associations, further enriching his professional perspective. Looking ahead, Sean’s unwavering commitment to DECA Dental Group’s growth trajectory is a testament to his dedication. He is focused on enhancing operational scalability while upholding core values of curiosity and integrity.

Outside of work, Sean enjoys staying active with fitness pursuits, following college football, and cherishing precious moments with his growing family, including a two-year-old daughter and recently welcomed son.


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