SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Convenience-store retailer Parker’s has hired Brian Prevatt as its new chief financial officer. Prevatt is responsible for managing financial and tax strategy, asset utilization, value creation and return on capital.
- Parker’s is No. 129 in CSP’s 2018 Top 202 ranking of c-store chains by number of company-owned retail outlets.
Before joining Parker’s, Prevatt was a senior tax manager with Hancock Askew & Co. LLP for nearly 10 years.
“Brian is an exceptional financial strategist who will help Parker’s reach new levels of success,” said Greg Parker, CEO of the Savannah, Ga.-based chain. “We’re thrilled to have his guidance and expertise as we expand our corporate footprint, open new retail stores and continue our charitable giving programs in 2019.”
Also on the finance roster, Parker’s also recently promoted controller Keith Saltzman to director of finance. In his new position, Saltzman is responsible for leading the company’s accounting team, developing budgets, innovating processes for efficiency and sharing financial data with the executive team to assist in decision-making.
“Keith has done an excellent job managing our financial strategy and operations at Parker’s, which has helped us grow in smart, sustainable ways,” Parker said. “I have every confidence that he will excel in his new position as we prepare to expand into new markets in 2019 and beyond.”
Before joining Parker’s in 2017, Saltzman was the CFO and controller for JD Byrider and CNAC. Before that, he was a general manager, branch finance manager, national consumer affairs case manager and funding department representative for JD Byrider and CNAC.
In other hiring activity, Parker’s also recently hired Jeremy Kanagy as the company’s new region manager, leading the operations of the chain’s 54 stores in southeast Georgia and coastal South Carolina. Kanagy’s responsibilities include overseeing retail operations and supporting the company’s district managers through professional mentoring in areas ranging from leadership development to customer service.
Before joining Parker’s, Kanagy was a region manager for the South Atlantic Division of Circle K in Waycross, Ga., where he worked for more than a decade. Kanagy began his career in the c-store industry as a store manager with The Pantry, where he earned several promotions. He was named the region director of operations at The Pantry before Circle K acquired the Cary, N.C.-based retailer in 2014.
Earlier in his career, Kanagy worked as a real estate investor and builder. He also spent several years managing a Ruby Tuesday restaurant.
Parker’s also recently hired Corey McClimans as the company’s new chief human resources officer, a newly created position.
“Recruiting and retaining a skilled workforce is critical to our success at Parker’s,” Parker said. “Corey has a solid track record of helping top companies develop the strategies and systems to attract, develop and support a strong workforce in today’s competitive environment.”
McClimans has more than 17 years of experience in human resources. Previously, he was senior manager of human resources for Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Inc. Before that, he was human resources and safety manager for Roger Wood Foods Inc.; human resources workforce planning manager for The Shaw Group Inc.’s power division; and senior human resources advisor for Gemini Air Cargo.