Gary Lister

Gary Lister

Head of Finance

Meet Gary Lister , Head of Finance for Pareto.


Before Pareto.

Before joining Pareto, Gary gained experience working in accountancy for four years before moving into a financial management role, working for MBS. His dedication and drive to succeed saw him awarded Employee of the Year 2003, and also presented with the Chairman’s Award.  Gary continued in his managerial role for four years, pioneering the development of the team, before deciding to look for a fresh challenge.

The Pareto Journey.

Gary joined Pareto in 2006 as Finance Manager. Over the past 7 years he has played an integral role to the development and expansion of the finance department, successfully building the team and pioneering new systems across the business.  Gary’s fresh approach to improving efficiency and transparency for clients has helped shape the development strategy for Pareto, bringing new finance models to the table to ensure flexibility and tailored sales solutions to suit every business. Gary has also played a central role in the development of the Pareto Sales as a Service (SaaS) model, revolutionizing the face of outsourced sales solutions. His experience and success within Pareto has seen him rise to Head of Finance, responsible for financial operations across all 8 Pareto offices around the UK.


Outside of work Gary is a keen football fan, both on and off the field. He also enjoys spending time with his young son and socialising with friends.

"Always borrow money from a pessimist. He doesn’t expect to be paid back."