Charlotte Franchise Partners is backed by a group of accomplished business executives, entrepreneurs and investors skilled in building successful businesses, both franchised and non-franchised. CFP will hire strong operational talent when necessary.
Zerrick Bynum is the founding principal of Charlotte Franchise Partners. Mr. Bynum is responsible for leading the business assessment and acquisition effort. He works closely with business owners, management and the CFP team to accomplish this.
Mr. Bynum possesses an extensive finance and entrepreneurial management background. Prior to CFP, Mr. Bynum worked at the investment banking firms of Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette and Charlotte-based Bowles Hollowell Conner & Company (now part of Wachovia Securities), where he conducted due diligence and valuation analyses on numerous M&A transactions, debt financings, equity offerings and restructurings. His multi-unit finance experience includes closing a multi-million dollar debt private placement for a national specialty retailer and a high-yield debt offering for an auto muffler chain.
More recently, Mr. Bynum supervised finance, legal and business development functions at SAVA LLC, a small, multi-media technology company he co-founded. His responsibilities included identifying emerging market trends and leading the enterprise sales effort to Japanese and domestic consumer electronics manufacturers and software companies.
An active member of the local community, Mr. Bynum has received numerous awards for his civic service and currently serves on the boards of YMCA Camp Thunderbird and the U.S. National Whitewater Center. His primary civic commitments historically have been mentoring and tutoring math to secondary school students, including twice creating new mentoring/tutoring programs.
A Charlotte native, Mr. Bynum is married and speaks conversational Spanish. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
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