Executive Team

Gary Pryor, Chairman and CEO

Gary Pryor has an extensive background in finance starting as a commercial banker in NYC with JP Morgan and as an investment banker with a CA based FINRA firm, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions and buy-side representations of private equity consolidators. Gary has financed, owned, operated and exited numerous merchant businesses in multiple industries including manufacturing, distribution, retail and e-commerce. Mr. Pryor developed the Lendaily “merchant centric” business model following a lengthy career advising and owning merchant businesses that suffer from interchange fee paralysis and shopping cart abandonment.

Bryan K. Schneider, President

With 20 years’ experience in sales, strategy and business development, Bryan is responsible for all aspects of the company’s sales, marketing and business operations ensuring LENDAILY maximizes ROI, while reducing risk and meeting/exceeding client and shareholder expectations. Bryan’s diverse background spans early stage angel and venture backed startups, Fintech (Yodlee & Fidelity Information Services) companies, and the leading global financial institutions (Citibank and HSBC).

Mark R. Hake, CFA, Chief Financial Officer

With extensive experience in the valuation of public and private securities, Mark leads Lendaily’s industry research, strategy and corporate finance efforts. Prior to LENDAILY, Mark was President of both Hake Investment Research, LLC and Hake Capital Management, Inc. Mr. Hake also worked as a consultant to several hedge funds, including Omega Advisors in NYC. Earlier in his career Mark worked on Wall Street at the College Retirement Equities Fund as a Senior Securities Analyst and as a Securities Analyst for The Principal Financial Group. Prior to this Mr. Hake was an International Trade Analyst in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Pentagon) for 6 years. Mr. Hake is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and has an MBA from George Washington University, MPIA from the Univ. of Pittsburgh and a BA from Ohio University (Phi Beta Kappa graduate). During his career, Mr. Hake has been featured in articles and interviews in Barron’s, the Wall Street Journal and on CNBC.

Douglas R. Stuns, Chief Information Officer

Doug is currently President and CEO of Stuns Consulting Services (SCS), Inc., founded in 1999, specializing in enterprise database and application implementation for wide variety of business applications and industries. Doug Stuns leads the product development and implementation team for Lendaily. He has assembled a team of highly experienced developers to deliver flexible and easily deployed mobile apps and Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions for LENDAILY. Doug has an extensive background in software development, and has authored a number of best-selling books on Oracle technology. Prior to joining LENDAILY, Doug worked for a number of technology leaders including Oracle, Dell, Boeing, and Hewlett-Packard. Mr. Stuns received his B.A. in Finance and Economics from Seattle University in 1989 where he graduated Cum Laude.

D. Townley Paton, Chief Marketing Officer

A marketing industry veteran with over 30 years of experience in corporate communications, his projects required web-based marketing, video production, public relations, trade shows, product branding and corporate marketing. His marketing expertise has ensured the success of brands and clientel in a diverse array of industries including Jack Morton Productions, PS Productions, Silicon Graphics, BOXX Computers, Sun Microsystems, Immunex, Sega of America, HBO, Guthy Renker / Lieberman Productions, Hooked On Phonics, RedBull, GoPro, ReelFresh, LeapFrog, Intuit, Recology, Cord Blood Registry, CBRE, FLIMP, WePay, TrustedPeer, and Bay Area Kids.