Mr. Parker is a Managing Partner at JP Advisors in London, England. Mr. Parker founded JP Advisors in 2012 to provide financial capital markets advisory services to private and public companies. He is an experienced sales and marketing professional, having spent the past 30 years first with technology companies in Silicon Valley and then with major financial institutions including Lehman Brothers, Salomon Brothers (Citigroup), ING Group, WestLB AG and Uralsib Capital.
He has helped companies raise over $25 billion in 130 different transactions from 30 different countries. Mr. Parker has extensive knowledge of equity and debt capital markets combined with broad and deep relationships across private equity, asset management, and the banking industry in the US and Europe. He has a strong international background, having run institutional equities teams and broker dealer platforms in New York and London.
He has managed sales organisations where he has built teams from the start up stage, restructured underperforming teams, rebuilt platforms suffering from high employee turnover and improved performance to reinvigorate growth. Additionally, Mr. Parker has worked with publicly listed companies, assisting in debt and equity capital raising and investor relations advisory, with a particular emphasis on the development of the equity story, presentation material and investor targeting, to ensure the optimal market valuations for his clients.
He has experience in sales and marketing, strategic planning, business plan development, equity story development, regulatory compliance, financial modelling, budgeting, P&L; responsibility and board level communication and interaction. During his career, John has worked and/or conducted business in the U.S., Latin America, Western Europe, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, India and Singapore.
Mr. Parker has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California, Irvine and a MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA.