Parker is an entrepreneur, investor and media industry executive. After working in sports marketing and television production, he founded his first company, Wheelhouse Media, marrying entertainment with some of the most recognizable brands in the world. These include RedBull, Verizon, Ritz Carlton, Bank of America, and Honeywell. Recognized for innovations in live-streaming productions and immersive entertainment, Wheelhouse became an award-winning agency with locations in five major markets including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Charlotte.
Parker’s passion includes providing leadership and advising start-ups in brand development, strategy and structure which he does through his consulting agency, Hi There Partner.
Most recently Parker co-founded and is serving as an executive at Lightbeam. Lightbeam is a media company with a mission to close the empathy gap through inspirational content development and distribution.
Lightbeam Studios works with a diverse group of talented filmmakers from around the globe with unique voices to tell stories of compassion.
Parker provides mentorship to first-time founders as they step into the world of entrepreneurship.
Parker and his wife Charlotte reside in Charleston SC.
There is a great responsibility in being a storyteller. The power that comes with telling stories should not be taken lightly.
University of North Carolina (Wilmington)
B.S., Political Science and Film Studies