Executive Officers

John T. Hewitt
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
John T. Hewitt
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President


Mr. Hewitt has served as our Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President since October 1996. Mr. Hewitt is a pioneer in the tax preparation industry with a career in the industry spanning over 40 years. From August 1982 until June 1996, Mr. Hewitt was the Founder, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Jackson Hewitt Inc., in Virginia Beach, Virginia. From December 1969 until June 1981, Mr. Hewitt held the varying positions of Tax Preparer, Assistant District Manager, District... 

Mark F. Baumgartner
Chief Executive Officer, JTH Financial and Chief Investment Officer, Liberty Tax, Inc.
Mark F. Baumgartner
Chief Executive Officer, JTH Financial and Chief Investment Officer, Liberty Tax, Inc.


Mr. Baumgartner is the Chief Executive Officer of JTH Financial, our financial product processing company and Chief Investment Officer of Liberty Tax, Inc. He served as our Chief Financial Officer from February 2004 until February 2014. From August 2003 until February 2004, Mr. Baumgartner was an independent consultant to us. From May 1999 until August 2003, Mr. Baumgartner served as Chief Financial Officer for InfiNet Company in Norfolk, Virginia. From August 1991 until May 1999, Mr. Baumga... 

Kathleen Donovan
Chief Financial Officer
Kathleen Donovan
Chief Financial Officer


Ms. Donovan was appointed as our Chief Financial Officer in February 2014. From 2008 until February 2014, she served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Catapult Learning, LLC. From 2005 to 2008, she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Mequist, Inc. From 1997 to 2005, she held various financial positions of increasing responsibility including Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dendrite International. From 1983 to 1997, she h... 
James J. Wheaton
General Counsel, Vice President, Legal and Governmental Affairs
James J. Wheaton
General Counsel, Vice President, Legal and Governmental Affairs


Mr. Wheaton has served as our General Counsel and Vice President of Legal and Governmental Affairs since February 2011. Mr. Wheaton was previously a partner at the law firm of Troutman Sanders LLP, where he practiced at the firm's Virginia Beach, Virginia office from 2001 until joining us in February 2011, and served as the practice group leader for the firm's mergers and acquisitions group. From September 1986 until May 2001, Mr. Wheaton was associated with the law firm of Willcox & Savage, ...