Gary Walston co-founded Dolphin Debit with more than twenty-four years of experience in the ATM/EFT industries. His professional background includes time as a senior executive at Momentum Cash Systems, where he was responsible for creating several new initiatives, including ATM outsourcing programs and surcharge-free ATM networks. Gary also brings extensive experience in sales and marketing to the table, which incorporates his experience in founding an ATM advertising company and his work with community bank account acquisition strategies at FISI Madison. Gary is a very successful entrepreneur and sold his company (along with his co-founder), Dolphin Debit, to EuroNet for $90 million last December. Gary was a 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2020 finalist for EY Entrepreneur of the Year.
Gary received a BBA in Marketing from The University of North Texas. He really enjoyed his time at UNT, serving as the President of his Fraternity and was named Greek of the year in 1989. Gary established The Gary and Tammy Walston Endowed Scholarship for the G. Brint Ryan College of Business in 2019—providing entrepreneurship students with a permanent tradition of empowerment and opportunity.
Gary lives and works out of the Houston area.