Beck Pryor, chief business development officer at Meritize, has more than a decade of experience in strategy and business development across a variety of sectors including social impact, technology, and finance. She previously served as director of Business Development for Digital Insights, a new business building digital tools for agriculture at Cargill, where she led strategy and growth through investments and partnerships, and several years in Cargill’s Corporate Strategy and Development group working on strategy and M&A across businesses from aquaculture to oil & gas. She also worked at Community Enterprise Solutions, an international development nonprofit. Pryor holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Science from Columbia University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Meritize is a leading provider of financing solutions for skills-based education and workforce development. The company’s proprietary merit-based lending program goes beyond traditional underwriting and uses an individual’s academic or military achievements to enhance credit evaluation and expand funding opportunities, resulting in increased access to educational funding and improved outcomes. In addition to its merit-based lending platform for students and training partners, Meritize works directly with employers on customized talent development solutions to help meet the demand for qualified workers. For more information, visit: www.meritize.com.