Mr. Parker has an extensive history of success as a serial entrepreneur, CEO and active investor in financial services companies over the past 20 years. He was named 2003 New England Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young in the Financial Services category. He currently serves as a board member or advisor to more than a dozen companies in New York, Boston and Salt Lake City. In 2010, Jeff was named to Inside Market Data’s Hall of Fame.
In 1980, Mr. Parker founded Technical Data Corporation, a provider of financial analytic services for the institutional investor community. In 1983, he founded First Call Corporation. In 1986, he sold both these businesses to the Canadian publishing giant International Thomson, now Thomson Reuters, and became Chairman and CEO of Thomson Financial, its financial services subsidiary.
After serving as CEO of Thomson Financial, Mr. Parker co-founded 38 Newbury Ventures, a venture capital firm which focused on start-up and early stage companies.
In 1997, Mr. Parker co-founded CCBN.com (Corporate Communications Broadcast Network), a leader in enabling direct on-line communications between public companies and the investment community. He served as CCBN’s Chairman and CEO until the sale of the company to The Thomson Corporation in March 2004.
Mr. Parker is a Trustee Emeritus and a Presidential Counsellor at Cornell University where he founded the Parker Center for Investment Research at the Johnson School.
Mr. Parker holds a Bachelor of Engineering, a Master of Engineering and an M.B.A each from Cornell University.