Parker is a Partner of Slate Capital Group. Parker focuses on developing new opportunities for Slate and managing its current portfolio. Prior to joining Slate, Parker was a Managing Director at JPB Capital Partners, a private equity fund focused on partnering with lower-middle market companies based in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. At JPB, Parker was engaged in all aspects of private equity fund management, including portfolio company investment, management, and realization.
Prior to joining JPB Capital Partners in 2005, Parker was CEO of AHS, LLC, a company in the Mid-Atlantic region that he co-founded for the acquisition and commercialization of a patented water-treatment technology that addresses international environmental regulations for the commercial shipping industry.
Before starting AHS in 2003, Parker spent six years in investment banking at Merrill Lynch in New York, most recently as Vice President in the Global Industries Group, where he focused on the industrial technologies sector. At Merrill Lynch, Parker was responsible for relationships with several client accounts and was directly involved in over 40 completed transactions with an aggregate value of over $30 billion, including public and private offerings of debt and equity, mergers, acquisitions, and advisory assignments.
Parker either currently serves or has served on the board of directors for The Greene Turtle Franchising Corporation, Broadcast Sports International, CoastTec, White Distribution & Supply, and First Source, LLC.
Parker is a 1992 graduate of Dartmouth College and received his MBA from the Darden School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia in 1996. Parker also studied at Oxford University in England while attending Dartmouth.
Parker and his wife, Laura, live in Baltimore with their two children.