Gary grew up in Nashville and left southern living to get a BS in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.  After graduation, he moved to Washington, DC and started his career at Coopers & Lybrand (prior to the merger into PricewaterhouseCoopers).  Gary was the controller at Landmark Systems for their initial public offering, CFO and minority owner at The MYTA Corporation, and was the founder of Capital CFO Services (an accounting and financial consulting firm).