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Gary Pryor

  • Gary Pryor is a Sr. Business Consultant with Waters Business Consulting. Gary was an investment banker, merchant and entrepreneur with a multifaceted background in finance. Previously Gary served as the Executive Chairman of ZipRemit Inc., a Merchant Branded Consumer Finance company ( Gary Pryor pioneered ZipRemit’s merchant branded business model. He currently leads the company in business development managing all facets of the company’s finance products.
  • Gary Pryor’s specialization in transactions is rooted in his extensive Wall Street experience, which began with Merrill Lynch International and the Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York (JP Morgan). During his tenure at Morgan, he proved his skills in Morgan’s fixed income securities department.
Gary Pryor
Gary Pryor
  • Pryor left Morgan to form his own corporate finance firm in New York assisting middle market food-related companies with mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance. He was a partner with management in many of the 20 plus projects he directed in Boston, New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Arizona, Prague, and Nairobi, Kenya. Pryor specialized in retail and institutional food and beverage capitalization and sales/exit facilitation. He is well known throughout the food industry as one of the founders of the “Home Meal Replacement” industry.
  • Pryor was recruited by Arizona based Circle K Stores Inc. / Tosco to manage a 217 store fresh food program and develop a hybrid grocery/restaurant, prepared foods store.
  • Following his tenure with Circle K, Pryor joined Hunter Wise Financial Group, a California based NASD/FINRA investment banking firm, as the partner in charge of mergers and acquisitions, where he specialized in buy-side representations for private equity funds.
  • Following his tenure at Hunter Wise, Mr. Pryor acquired several food related businesses including three USDA certified frozen food manufacturing companies as well as multiple restaurants throughout the United States.
  • Pryor specializes in consolidation strategy and facilitation, and works closely with hedge funds, private equity and mezzanine sources of institutional capital throughout cross multiple industries.
  • Pryor received a BA in Government from the St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY.