James Parker is the Founder and Managing Partner of Leonid Capital, and has held executive and leadership positions in a variety of privately held and publicly traded companies. With over fifteen years of finance, operational, and engineering experience, his background includes professional practice in the Commercial Services, Healthcare, Aerospace & Defense, Manufacturing and Technology industries.
Mr. Parker has served as CEO and CFO of private companies and as key member of the Alvarez & Marsal team, where he provided expert-level financial consulting services to client businesses in a variety of engagements including operational improvement, systems implementation, financial reporting, and due diligence. Additionally, Mr. Parker served as financial management, program design, and operations personnel on several government aerospace programs.
Mr. Parker currently serves on the SpringBoard of New Directions for Veterans, as well as a Mentor for the Los Angeles PresenTense Social Entrepreneurship program.
Mr. Parker holds an MBA with Honors from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Astrophysics from Rice University.