Mr. Parent brings more than 27 years of investment banking experience to Signal Hill, with a principal focus area in Technology Services, Cloud and Specialty Consulting.
Previously, Mr. Parent was a Partner at Updata Advisors, having joined the firm in 1995. Mr. Parent was one of the first professionals to join Updata's co-founders, holding positions of increasing responsibility and ultimately becoming a shareholder in the firm. Mr. Parent began his career as an Associate at Chemical Bank (now JP Morgan), in the Banking and Corporate Finance Group. Following completion of his M.B.A., he undertook a two-year engagement under the auspices of the U.S. A.I.D.’s MBA Enterprise Corps, working at a start-up commercial bank in post-communist Poland. As part of this engagement, he managed the bank’s initial public offering on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, the establishment of a broker/dealer operation, and the creation and institution of formal credit policies. The bank was subsequently acquired by Fortis S.A.
Mr. Parent earned his MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his BA from Columbia College in New York. He completed graduate business course work at Groupe H.E.C. School of Management in France.
Notable Clients & Transactions: Equinix, Ironworks, ChinaSoft, EMC, Deloitte, Accenture, Computer Sciences, Metavante, CIBER, and Emerson
Contact Michael Parent: email@example.com