Co-Founder & Chief Investment Officer
During his 13 year tenure at Highland Capital Management, Mr. Parker served in the roles of Portfolio Manager, Head of Credit, Co-Chief Investment Officer, and Head of Private Equity. He has significant experience as a senior portfolio manager for both par credit and special situations portfolios; he has led numerous financial restructurings, in addition to post-restructuring strategic and operational turnarounds. Mr. Parker has deep experience in acquisitions/divestitures and capital markets financings and also led the firm’s credit research team.
Prior to joining Highland Capital, Mr. Parker was a Senior Associate at Hunt Special Situations Group, where he worked on a wide range of control-oriented distressed private equity investments. Prior to joining Hunt, he worked as a Private Equity/Mezzanine Analyst at BMO Merchant Banking. He began his career working in sales and trading functions at both First Union Securities and Morgan Stanley.
Mr. Parker has served on numerous portfolio company boards during his career.
Mr. Parker earned a B.A. in both Economics and Business from Virginia Military Institute and an M.B.A. in Finance, Strategy, and Entrepreneurship from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.Read More +