WE UNDERSTAND FINANCIALS - AND A WHOLE LOT MORE
raydon Management knows a lot about building businesses. Our team has over 35 years’ experience helping entrepreneurs build strong, successful businesses.
We have experience:
Executing business acquisitions
Solving complex business problems
Achieving growth – not just talking about it
Graydon Management specializes in businesses under $10 million in revenue who want to grow, sell, or who are looking to acquire another company.
Mr. Parker is a serial entrepreneur with over 35 years of experience, he has founded, built and sold multiple businesses. He and his team of experts have raised capital, executed business acquisitions, closed major deals and solved perplexing business problems.
While serving as the product marketing manager for Tandem Computers, Inc. (now Hewlett-Packard), Andy Parker was responsible for launching over a dozen new products. During this time, he managed development teams, researched new markets and handled OEM relationships.
His enthusiasm for enterprise computer systems served him well as the vice president of marketing for Infogix, a world leader in information integrity solutions, which detects bad data in systems and networks for the Global 1000. At Infogix, Mr. Parker implemented product life cycle management processes that streamlined the delivery of new products.
As an early devotee to personal computers, Parker founded Far West Systems to develop artificial intelligence systems, including a LISP operating system for the personal computer. While serving as the director of business development with Spyglass, Inc., he played a key role in licensing the Mosaic web browser to Microsoft. Mosaic, the first Internet web browser, ultimately became the basis for Internet Explorer.
The entrepreneurial bug hit Parker more than once. Again, the Internet proved to be his playground when he founded Mercantec, Inc. Mercantec pioneered the first electronic commerce solution commercially available on the Internet, growing to distribution in 13 countries and over 200 Internet service providers. To support its growth, Parker was instrumental in securing over $30 million in investment capital.
More recently, he founded, and serves as CEO of HubTack, Inc. HubTack forever changed the way land surveyors and engineers perform survey research. Parker designed a unique online document distribution system that allows surveyors to access documents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from a desktop or mobile platform.
With a degree in computer science and an extensive technology background, it seems logical that Andy Parker would like working with tech firms. Yes, he’s willing and able to work with tech-related businesses, but more importantly, he looks for businesses and people that are fun and exciting to work with. Graydon Management is especially fond of working with companies who want to give back to their communities.
Andy Parker is married, has five daughters, and eight grandchildren. Besides helping business, Andy is a private pilot, likes to garden, and takes time to build handcrafted furniture.
Ms. Parker was named the State Star for the IL SBDC network in 2014. She collaborated with community leaders to help launch the Fox Valley Entrepreneurship Center accelerator program in 2011.
Ms. Parker brings over 35 years’ experience in business to Graydon Management. Prior to the SBDC, Ms. Parker held management roles in a number of successful tech businesses, where she played a key role designing and marketing software products that are in use nationwide today, including:
Mercantec, Inc. where Ms. Parker served as Vice President of Product Management, overseeing the design, development and launch of the first commercially available e-commerce software product.
Innovative Tech Systems – Ms. Parker served as Product Development