Executive Consultant and Business Advisor
Lee Pryor has many years of experience as a founder and Chief Executive for start up and late stage entrepreneurial companies. He began his career with Time Warner. He then moved to IBM in mainframe sales and management. He left to found a computer supply company that grew to 55 sales people, 5 manufacturing plants with over 300 employees and $48 million in sales.
After selling the computer business, he ran five both private and public companies for Private Equity and Venture Capital firms. These emerging and late stage companies were in a variety of industries including e-commerce, Internet database publishing and marketing, online on demand printing, computer supplies distribution, and technology contract manufacturing.
Lee attended Johns Hopkins University, the US Naval Academy and graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois after which he spent two years with the Counter Intelligence Corp in Japan and China.
Lee is the author of “The Savvy Entrepreneur”, an Insider’s Secrets to Managing for Success.
He has been an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business, a business executive coach for emerging and developing enterprises, and a speaker on the topic of entrepreneurship at venture capital conferences, association meetings and Lee is a member former member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO/WPO) and present member of WPO. He has been on the Board of a number of public and private organizations as well as on the Board of The National Defense University in Washington DC and Kent School in Ct as well as the Board of the Louisiana Technology Council where he was Director of the Katrina LTC Recovery/Incubator Center.
His extracurricular interests include being on the Board of the Charter School “Lagniappe” in New Orleans, The Board of The English Speaking Union New Orleans Chapter and active membership in the New York Yacht Club and the New York Explorers Club as well as being a multi-engine rated private pilot.