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SageHome Leadership Team

Brian Hutto

Brian Hutto

Chief Executive Officer

Brian Hutto is President, CEO, and founder of SageHome. Brian brings over 15 years of experience in the home services industry to SageHome. Most recently, Brian was President and CEO of Staymobile, an electronics warranty company for enterprise and education. Brian has also served as Vice President of Services for Best Buy, where he led strategy, sales, marketing, and operations for both Geek Squad and Best Buy for Business. Prior to that he served as Vice President of Home Services for Home Depot where he led sales, marketing, and strategy for the company’s 43 in-home services programs. While at Home Depot, Brian also served as Vice President of Specialty Sales where he led in-store consultative sales across the chain. Prior to that, he led the company’s recovery efforts from the impact of Hurricane Katrina.

Prior to joining Home Depot, Brian held executive roles at Gateway Computers and General Electric. Brian is a graduate of the University of South Carolina.

Joe Gorman

Joe Gorman

Chief Operating Officer

SageHome Chief Operating Officer Joe Gorman has held leadership positions in a variety of Home Service and Retail companies. Prior to joining SageHome, Joe was the Chief Operating Officer for Barnes & Noble while transitioning the company from Public to Private. Prior to that role, Joe served as the Chief Operating Officer for General Nutrition centers where he ran both the US and Canadian Divisions, Franchise Operations and Real Estate.

During his time at Home Depot, Joe held a variety of roles including the Operations of the Home Services group. Joe has also led a private national flooring and closet installation company for 4 years after leaving Home Depot. He has additionally held leadership roles at GameStop and founded his own apparel company. Joe has been with SageHome since the inception.

Brian McCown

Brian McCown

Chief Financial Officer

Brian McCown is Chief Financial Officer for SageHome. Brian has 25 years of financial leadership experience and brings significant expertise in mergers and acquisitions, having successfully acquired and integrated dozens of businesses throughout his career. Prior to joining SageHome, Brian helped to build a nationwide platform business as the CFO for Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists. As the CFO for Data911 he arranged its sale to strategic partner Broadcast Microwave Services. Brian has also held positions as the CFO for AllChem Industries and financial and operational management positions at Clariant and Fresenius Medical Care.

Brian holds a B.S. in Finance, a B.S. in Marketing, and an MBA from the University of Florida.

Jason Bisch

Jason Bisch

Senior Vice President, Administration

Jason is the Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff for SageHome. Jason comes to SageHome from New Bath Today, its first acquisition, where he spent the last six years as its general manager and that of its sister company, Home Value Renovation. Jason brings over 11 years of construction and home improvement experience to SageHome.

Jason’s M&A experience includes serving as a Senior IT Manager at Earthlink leading the development and implementation of a consolidated data warehouse and reporting engine in support of its merger with MindSpring. Prior to joining Earthlink, Jason spent several years at Nestlé USA as a project manager focused on finance and ERP implementations.

Jason earned a business degree with a concentration in Finance from California State University – Long Beach.

Martin Aubuchon

Martin Aubuchon

Vice President, Human Resources

Martin Aubuchon is the Vice President of Human Resources for SageHome. Martin brings over 25 years of experience in the Human Resource field to Sage Home. He has extensive experience in leading initiatives centered around Talent Acquisition, Training and Development, Performance Management, Employee Relations, Employee Engagement, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Most recently, Martin was a Director of Field Human Resources for GameStop, Inc., leading a Human Resources team in support of a market with over $1 Billion in annual sales, 8,000+ employees, and over 1000 retail locations.

Prior to his time with SageHome and GameStop, Martin held various positions in Human Resources and Store Operations with Party City and Staples, the Office Superstore. Martin has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the College of Business and Economics, California State University, Fullerton.

Chris Bowling

Chris Bowling

President, Midwest Bath

Chris is the President of Midwest Bath Company. Chris founded Midwest Bath in 2019, growing the business to over $10m of revenue, servicing customers in Illinois and Iowa before partnering with SageHome. Before founding Midwest Bath, he was the owner and operator of a full-service home improvement company serving Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin. In total, Chris brings over 30 years of experience in the home improvement industry, with 20 of those year as a business owner. Chris is an industry expert in home remodeling customer service and fulfillment.

Chris served in the Army National Guard between 1993 and 2000 where he honed his leadership skills. Chris attended the University of Illinois, majoring in Psychology.

Mike Cleary

Mike Cleary

General Manager, CareFree Home Pros

Mike Cleary is the General Manager for CareFree Home Pros. Mike began working for CareFree in 2016 and quickly moved up within the organization from Sales Representative, to Sales Manager, to his current position as General Manager. Mike brings a combination of sales and operational methodology experience paired with a passion for training and development with a focus on employee engagement. He has over two decades of management experience in both retail and production environments.

Prior to joining CareFree Home Pros, Mike was an Operations Manager and Regional Operations Director with CarMax from 1999 to 2016 and was highly involved in both the geographic expansion of the company and the redesign of the reconditioning process to focus on lean manufacturing and waste reduction principles. Mike has a BA in Political Science and an MBA from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Jason Tuttle

President, Colorado Living & One Day Bath

With a career spanning over three decades in the remodeling industry, Jason Tuttle is a seasoned professional renowned for his exceptional expertise in sales, leadership, and business growth strategy. In 2014, Jason Tuttle elevated his passion for remodeling to new heights when he established Colorado Living. Under his leadership, Colorado Living swiftly became renowned for its commitment to quality craftsmanship and innovative bath design solutions. In 2020, Jason expanded his vision, introducing One Day Bath in Utah.

Jason grew up in the Colorado Springs area. He received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Western Illinois University before returning to Colorado to start his career in remodeling.


SageHome Board of Directors


Lee Hess

Lee Hess

Board Chair

Lee is Board Chair of portfolio company, SageHome. He has also been Chairman of Cairngorm Capital since 2014. He, also, chairs the Investment Committee. Lee was the co-founder and Chairman (1993-2016) of INSTALLS Inc, the preeminent North American provider of installed home services, serving some of the largest retailers in the USA. INSTALLS’ clients included Costco, Best Buy, Walmart and Dell. Previously, Lee was Senior Vice President of Wendy’s International directing the growth of their North American stores and responsible for real estate, franchising, corporate finance and the operation of 800 restaurants. Earlier he was a partner in one of the largest McDonald’s franchises in the United States. Lee is on the Executive Committee of the Ohio Tech Angel Funds.

Amit Thaper

Amit Thaper

Managing Director

Amit serves on the Investment Committee and the Board of E-zec Medical and leads our investment in Millbrook Healthcare. Previously, Amit was an investment executive at H.I.G. Capital in Boston where he focused on investing in North American middle-market companies. Prior to H.I.G. Capital, Amit spent 5 years with Bain & Company in the UK and the USA advising clients across a range of industries including manufacturing and distribution, as well as conducting due diligence studies for leading private equity firms. Before moving into business, Amit was a medical doctor and worked in the National Health Service for 3 years.

Stuart Whiteford

Stuart Whiteford

Investment Director

Stuart is a Board member of SageHome and Sentry Doors and previously served on the Boards of National Timber Group and Grant and Stone. Prior to Cairngorm Capital, Stuart spent three years in Goldman Sachs’ Special Assets and Private Distressed Investments Group where he made private investments across Europe, Asia, and Africa. Stuart started his career at Citigroup in the UK Investment Banking team, advising corporates and private equity investors on mergers and acquisitions.

John Declerck

John Declerck

Operating Partner

John is an Operating Partner expert in merchandising and in evolving e-commerce building materials distribution models. John served until 2014 as Group Strategy Director at Kingfisher in London. Other roles during his career at Kingfisher included CEO of Castorama in Russia and Commercial Director of Brico Depot in France. Previously, John held senior positions in merchandising and strategy at Home Depot in both the USA and Canada.