Meet Our Leaders
The Board of Directors at Four Gardens, & Four Gardens LTD brings together companies, foundations, NGOs, and governments, to develop long-term solutions to the current problems threatening humanity and our planet.
Joe RiskCEO / Founder
Joseph Risk is the Founder and Chairman of Four Gardens Ltd., a Jamaican company. Early in his career Joe was a founding partner at Holiday Travel of America in La Jolla Ca. Joe’s business dealings eventually led him to the Caribbean when he co-founded a Jamaica-located Call-Center company, Call Solutions/Touch Point. Call Solutions/Touch Point had over 400 Jamaican employees serving clients in both, the United States and Jamaica. Joe lived in Jamaica and ran the operations, serving as Executive Vice President. As EVP he saw a vertical expansion opportunity for the call center; Joe facilitated a partnership between Paymaster Jamaica and ITC Financial of West Point Ga. This partnership resulted in successfully establishing one of the first pre-paid debit card businesses in Jamaica and the Caribbean, that would also utilize the Call Solutions/Touch Point call center for customer service. Joe ran that project from inception until the day ITC Financial was sold. Joe graduated from Whittier College, Whittier Ca. with a degree in Business, class of 1985.
Alva “Al” EdwardsBoard of Directors
Alva “Al” Edwards is a member of the board of directors for Four Gardens. Al is one of the most influential news leaders in the Caribbean. After senior editor roles at both The Gleaner Company (Jamaica Gleaner newspaper) and The Jamaica Observer, Al became the Chief Executive Officer of the CVM Television Group. From there, Al worked with Sir Butch Stewart at Sandals Resorts International – the #1 resort provider in the Caribbean – as the Director of Corporate Affairs. Al worked with Denis O’Brien, the CEO of mobile and broadband giant, Digicel, to launch The Loop, which today is the leading media provider app for the Caribbean region. Recently he founded Ramble Media Group and currently is launching Our.Today, a major media property and app which will cover Caribbean news, entertainment, business and sports using a high-quality, high-interaction media format. Al is deeply connected with all facets of business and government in the northern Caribbean and his contacts resulted in significant and consistent Jamaican government support and assistance for Four Gardens.
Malcolmn Pryor Sr. Board of Directors
Malcolmn Pryor Sr. is a member of the board of directors for Four Gardens. Malcolmn has a long history in investment banking, world banking and founding company scenarios. He held investment banking positions with Goldman Sachs, and was a principle in Pryor, Counts & Co., llc before being appointed Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Southern Africa Enterprise Development Fund (SAEDF) which was an Enterprise Fund, funded by USAID. where he led investments in the Southern Africa sub-region. He also has held investment banking roles at Cal Bank and Quoin Capital, a company he founded. He currently retains a Series 7 license. He’s held numerous board roles including at public companies such as Pep Boys, a leader in the U.S. automotive aftermarket and Strother Enterprises, a major airport and convention center concessionaire. In these key board roles, he specializes in corporate risk management. Malcolmn has a deep set of contacts at the global banking level, allowing Four Gardens to leverage significant relationships and opportunities in order to push the company forward through unique and diverse means.
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Joe Risk, CEO - Founder