First They Ignore You. Then They Laugh at You. Then They Attack You. Then You Win.
A former banking and venture capital auditor turned valuation specialist, Ryan Parker has an extension career in finance and accounting. In his role as Chief Financial Officer at Mercato, he is responsible for financial reporting, compliance, and fund management across all three of the firm’s venture, growth capital and buyout practices.
Prior to joining Mercato in 2017, Ryan led legal entity reporting at Synchrony Financial during their 2014 IPO and 2015 $20B equity exchange offer—one of the largest in SEC history. During this time there he also oversaw the valuation of $30B+ in annual asset sales to securitization vehicles.
A Utah native, Ryan received a B.S in accounting and a Master’s of Accountancy from the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business, and holds Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) designations.