NetGain Announces CFO Retirement And Succession Plan


Ward Retires, Sawin Hired as VP of Finance at Top Managed IT Services Company

Lexington, Ky. (July 29, 2021) – NetGain Technologies announced today that Rick Ward, Chief Financial Officer, has retired after a long tenure of service and leadership. Dwight Sawin was hired to succeed Ward as the Vice President of Finance.

Ward, who joined NetGain Technologies in 1997, led the organization and finance department through significant growth, including eight acquisitions that expanded the company into six different states. In addition, he helped the company gain a significant investment from Evergreen Services Group in 2018. Through challenging times like Y2K, the 2008 recession, and, most recently, the global COVID-19 pandemic, Ward’s leadership ensured NetGain’s ability to conquer any financial hardships caused by economic crises.

“Rick Ward is exactly the type of leader and financial guru you want at your organization. NetGain Technologies would not be where we are today without him, and the many years of hard work. I can’t thank him enough for all of his years of service” said Tim Burke, CEO of NetGain Technologies. “With every bittersweet change is an opportunity and I’m thrilled to have Dwight Sawin join the NetGain executive leadership team. His accounting and finance experience, along with his leadership style and M&A background, make him a great addition to the team.”

Prior to joining NetGain, Sawin was the Chief Financial Officer at Beneco, a specialty provider of retirement plans, compliance services, and employee benefits.  He has a Master of Business Administration from Grand Canyon University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting from Rider University.

“I want to thank Rick Ward for his distinguished leadership at NetGain Technologies and also for the trust of the entire NetGain leadership team as I step into this role,” said Sawin. “I am grateful for this opportunity and excited about working with such a talented team of individuals to advance NetGain Technologies future growth.”

NetGain Technologies, the leader in IT services for small and medium businesses in the Midwestern and Southeastern U.S., is growing significantly. The organization continues to search for top talent in the region to add to its team. Visit to learn more about current opportunities.

About NetGain
Since 1984, NetGain Technologies has delivered IT services to small and medium businesses across the Midwestern and Southeastern U.S. NetGain Technologies managed services allow organizations to focus on their business growth and success, secure in the knowledge that their IT infrastructure is always operational and serves their needs. With a multi-state regional footprint and an almost four-decade pedigree, the company has helped thousands of clients grow their businesses by leveraging best-in-class IT services and solutions. For more information about NetGain Technologies, visit or contact the company at 844-777-6278.

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