John Lewis

John Lewis is the co-founder of Ironwood. With over 20 years of experience in the payments industry, he and business partner Dee Lovelace launched Ironwood in 2015 with a clear vision of offering payment services with integrity and transparency, values they felt were lacking in the industry.

Recognized for his customer service and retention efforts, John grew his previous company into a national payments processing company exclusively serving banks across the U.S. He leads Ironwood with that same customer-focused approach dedicated to building long-lasting partnerships with community banks.

A Mississippi Delta native and avid outdoorsman, John has a strong appreciation for Mississippi’s natural landscape and named Ironwood after the resilient trees that grow along the banks of the Mississippi River. He, along with his wife and three children, call Oxford, Mississippi home.