Parker’s CFO Brian Prevatt Honored as a “Future Leader of Convenience” by Convenience Store News

Staff Report

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

Parker’s – an award-winning, nationally acclaimed convenience store company and food service leader known for having the cleanest stores in the industry – is delighted to announce that Chief Financial Officer Brian Prevatt, CPA, has been named a “Future Leader of Convenience” by Convenience Store News for his impressive professional achievements. Prevatt is one of 20 industry professionals age 35 and younger who will be honored at the 2020 CSNews Future Leaders in Convenience Summit on Nov. 4 in Savannah, Ga. 

“Brian is a respected chief strategist at Parker’s and a brilliant member of our executive leadership team,” said Parker’s founder and CEO Greg Parker. “His wisdom, data and insight guide our most strategic corporate decisions. By any measure, Brian is a rising star in the convenience store industry with a bright future ahead.” 

Prevatt was named to the third annual class of Convenience Store News’ Future Leaders in Convenience, an honor that celebrates the next generation of convenience industry leaders and provides a forum for talented young professionals to develop their leadership skills.   

At Parker’s, Prevatt is responsible for managing financial and tax strategy, asset utilization, value creation and return on capital. He masterminds long-term strategic and financial plans that are helping Parker’s expand its corporate footprint, open new retail stores and grow the company’s charitable giving programs.

Before joining Parker’s in 2016, Prevatt spent nearly a decade as a tax manager with Hancock Askew & Co., LLP in Savannah, Ga., where he designed long-term strategic and financial plans for companies across diverse industries.

Over the several years, Prevatt has been honored with a Generation Next/Rising Stars Award, which identifies top business leaders in Savannah, Ga. under the age of 40, and has been recognized as a Georgia Southern University 40 Under 40 Alumni award winner.

Prevatt is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of CPAs. He earned a B.B.A. in Accounting and a Master of Accountancy from Georgia Southern University and currently resides in Savannah. 

Founded in 1976 and headquartered in Savannah, Ga., Parker’s was recently named the CStore Decisions 2020 Convenience Store Chain of the Year, earning the convenience store industry’s top award. Food and Wine also named Parker’s one of America’s Best Convenience Stores, and The Shelby Report honored Parker’s as the 2019 Southeast Retailer of the Year. Convenience Store News previously recognized the company as the Convenience Foodservice Leader of the Year.

Parker’s is one of America’s most respected convenience store brands with the cleanest retail stores in the industry. The company currently operates 66 stores in coastal Georgia and South Carolina and recently announced plans to build 60 new retail locations in 60 months.

Parker’s also gives back to every community where it does business through the Fueling the Community charitable giving program, which donates a portion of gas sold at all Parker’s locations on the first Wednesday of the month to area schools, healthcare facilities and other important causes. To date, the company has given more than $7 million in local charitable donations. 

Parker’s has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of the Fastest Growing Companies in America for five years. The company employs 1,200 individuals throughout the region and completes more than 125,000 transactions daily.