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DAVID ParkerDavid Parker

Career Highlights:
David is the Senior Director of Corporate Development for In this role, he fuels's growth by developing and executing strategies to build new revenue streams. Prior to his Corporate Development role, he built teams across's Operations division, from Technical Support and Business Intelligence, to Training and IT. David is currently pursuing his Executive MBA through the top-ranked EMBA-Global program, a partnership between Columbia Business School and London Business School.

Community Involvement:
David's community involvement has been focused on improving the state's economy. David co-founded the Vermont Software Developers' Alliance in 2004, promoting the economic importance of the State's technology industry, and creating events like the Vermont Tech Jam to support the industry's growth. Through Congressman Welch's Business Advisory Council, he connects political leadership to local business issues. As one of three community members of the Burlington Telecom Blue Ribbon Commission he is advising the City Council on restructuring the utility. He is a founding member of the steering committee for the Burlington Young Professionals Group, focused on preserving Vermont's future by retaining young professionals in the State. He also advises a number of local colleges, helping them shape their curricula to deliver students who can be top contributors to society.

Favorite part of job?
Meeting the hundreds of families that our growth supports. 

Most inspiring mentor?
Mike Lane, Co-Founder and COO of He is consistently able to find a unique perspective, challenging my ideas and strategies in ways others can't.

Who is your living hero?
Steve Jobs. His ability to execute disruptive innovation was light years beyond anyone in business today. He may not still be with us, but his impact is alive and well. 

Favorite downtime activity?
Skiing in the winter, rock climbing in the summer

Favorite Vermont Escape?
Skiing at Stowe.

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Vermont Business Person you would most want to network with?
Bob Stiller, Founder of GMCR.

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