BISON is an information exchange network that empowers pensions, foundations and endowments to make the best possible alternative investments by transforming unstructured fund data into consistent, meaningful, and actionable investment information.
 
CEO: Jeff Parker
 
Jeff has an extensive history of success as an entrepreneur, CEO and investor in financial services companies over the past 20 years. Jeff is currently an active advisor to many early stage financial services companies, he also is a Venture Partner with GrandBanks Capital (Boston), Chairman of the Board of FirstCoverage (Toronto) and a Director of Mainstream Data (Salt Lake City).
 
In 1980, Jeff founded Technical Data Corporation, a provider of financial analytic services for the institutional investor community. In 1983, he founded First Call Corporation, which quickly became one of the financial community’s leading providers of data. In 1986, Jeff sold both these businesses to The Thomson Corporation, and became Chairman and CEO of Thomson Financial, its financial services subsidiary.
 
In 1997, Jeff co-founded CCBN.com (Corporate Communications Broadcast Network), a leader in enabling direct communications between public companies and the investment community over the Internet. Jeff served as CCBN’s Chairman and CEO until the sale of the company to The Thomson Corporation in March 2004.
 
Jeff is a Trustee Emeritus of Cornell University where he founded the Parker Center for Investment Research at the Johnson School. An alumnus of Cornell, he earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree in 1965, Master of Engineering degree in 1966 and a Master of Business degree in 1970. Jeff is an instrument-rated private pilot, as well as an active speaker on entrepreneurship. He is married and has four children.
 
Location: Cambridge, MA