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Gary Joyal
Gary F. Joyal
CEO & Managing Partner

Gary is the founder of Joyal Capital Management, LLC and managing member of its subsidiary holdings. JCM has specialized for more than 25 years in sophisticated asset protection and estate planning for high net worth individuals, family-owned businesses and closely held corporations. Gary has provided the thought leadership necessary to create JCM Franchise Development, JCM Finance, JCM Opportunity Fund and JCM Trust Services all of which represent ancillary offerings for the JCM Private Client Group. Gary specializes in mergers and acquisitions in the QSR space, leveraged buyouts, buy- and sell-side consulting, divestitures, loan workouts, credit lending and real estate investment opportunities in the purpose-built student housing space. His efforts through these specialties have yielded many successes for the fund investments, sell-side deal closings and the placement of significant credit for buy-side transactions. Gary also founded Joyal Capital Management Foundation, Inc., the philanthropic arm of JCM, which has helped thousands of children nationally through its “$100 For 100” interactive giving program.

Gary continues to grow the Joyal Capital Management brand with a clear focus on top-tier deliverables through diversification and an exceptional family office experience.

Jeffrey Richard
Jack E. Welch
DIRECTOR, SOUTHEAST

Jack, as Director, Southeast, works with potential clients in the areas of financing and estate planning. Prior to joining JCM, Jack was deeply involved in the Dunkin’ Donuts system for twenty-two years, seventeen of them at the Dunkin’ Donuts Southeast DCP. Beginning in customer service, Jack moved to accounting where he later became Controller, and ultimately, in his last six years at the DCP, he served as Vice President/General Manager, reporting to the Board of Directors. Jack's responsibilities included ensuring timely deliveries across eight states, working closely with franchisees throughout the southeast, maintaining a profitable bottom line and encouraging steady growth.

Most recently, Jack held a Controller position for an Atlanta meat processing and food distributor with annual revenues of $35 million.

Jack holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.

Jeffrey Richard
Jeffrey R. Richard
Senior Analyst

Jeff is involved in all facets of the firm's franchise development division, with a particular focus on restaurant mergers & acquisitions, business valuations and debt placement. He works closely with affiliated advisory relationships throughout the transaction process and is a primary contact for potential buyers, coordinating the flow of information from initial bid, to transaction close. Prior to joining the firm, Jeff was an audit analyst with Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., compiling and recording audit packages for external auditors and financial reporting purposes.

Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire.

Devin Guadagno
Devin J. Guadagno
JUNIOR ANALYST

Devin is involved in many aspects of the firm’s franchise development division. His focus is working with the Senior Analyst closely on restaurant mergers & acquisitions, business valuations, and debt placement. He also assists throughout the transaction process and is a secondary contact for potential buyers, to help coordinate flow of information from the initial bid, to transaction close.

Prior to working for JCM, Devin was an Administrative Assistant to the Regional Manager of Asplundh Tree Experts Co. for Massachusetts and Vermont. There he worked closely with the Regional Manager reviewing company analytics. He also created reports for injury and vehicle incidents.

Devin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Finance and Economics from Saint Anselm College.