Michael Parks, CEO of Messina Group, is an entrepreneur with a track record of starting, growing, and advising high growth companies. At Messina, Michael is an advisor who guides business leaders through enterprise growth and analytics transformation programs. He is known for streamlining and fully integrating Sales, Marketing, and Service and helping accelerate top-line growth.
Michael’s business acumen spans Business Services, Private Equity, Investment Banking, and Technology. He boot-strapped a start-up business and technology consulting company out of the attic of his house and grew it to 550 employees (The Revere Group), leading it through a successful exit to NTT Data.
Revere was named to the Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing companies, and Michael received Ernst & Young’s prestigious “Entrepreneur of the Year” award. Michael has led or been a board member for more than 20 M&A transactions, and is known as a “first call” for selling and closing high-value business transactions.
As the CEO of Messina, Michael sets the company’s strategic direction and go-to-market strategy and creating a strong culture that empowers each employee to maximize his or her potential. Michael and Suzy, his wife of more than 25 years, have six children.
Education: B.S. in Economics from the University of Illinois.