Mark Parrish is Managing Partner and co-founder of Parrish Partners, LLC.
Most recently Mark was CEO, President, and Director of Igloo Products Corp., the 70-year-old, U.S.-based manufacturer of the iconic Igloo brand of commercial and consumer cooler products. In this role, Mark had global leadership and management responsibility for the operations of Igloo and its affiliated brands Cool Gear and YEWStuff. While in this capacity Mr. Parrish was named the Houston Business Journal’s 2017 Outstanding CEO for Large Companies.
Immediately prior to joining Igloo, Mark was CEO, President, and Director of Stuart Dean Company, Inc., the 80-year-old, Manhattan-based international real estate restoration and preservation company serving both the commercial and residential real estate sectors.
He has an accomplished record of leading organizational transformations. His contributions have yielded tremendous value creation with other well-known consumer brands, such as Harley-Davidson and Simmons, and other industry leaders, including Ply Gem, Interface, Inc., and Deceuninck North America, each world-class manufacturers known for their rapid product innovation.
Mark is a distinguished graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. During his uniformed service in Army Aviation, he served in five countries on three continents. As an AH- 64 Apache pilot, he served in Operations Desert Shield/Storm where he was awarded the Bronze Star and Air Medal for Valor. He later earned two Master of Science degrees in Engineering and Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Learn more about Mark’s accomplishments, philosophy, and impact in this Houston Business Journal Article: Mark Parrish Wins HBJ CEO of the Year Award
Additional Publications Highlighting Mark’s Novel Approach to Building Cultures of Commitment: