Washington, D.C., July 6, 2021 – Today, Disaster Tech, the leader in decision science technologies for emergency management, announced the appointment of Carolyn Parent to its Board of Directors. Parent is a highly accomplished, results-driven, global business operating executive with over 25 years of C-suite and board member experience and has a proven track record in successfully launching, scaling, leading, and transforming companies. Parent currently serves as the entrepreneur in residence at HearstLab. "Parent is known for being at the front lines of new markets and has propelled 2X-1,000X, double-triple percent growth year over year at eight separate companies. Her track record is unmatched to any entrepreneur in our industry," said Sean Griffin, CEO and Co-founder at Disaster Tech. "Parent's customer-centric approach, entrepreneurial mindset, and passion for leading companies at the forefront of technological innovation have already proven invaluable. I look forward to partnering with her on our plans to continue disrupting the disaster management industry." With her, Parent brings sales, client success, and team-building experience to Disaster Tech, including:
She has orchestrated more than six company exits (IPO, M&A, privatization, and large-scale divisional spin-offs), including her work with Deltek where she led sales and is responsible for driving tremendous growth and a successful IPO.
She is recognized as a passionate trailblazer in the security risk management and data intelligence sector with her work on LiveSafe. At LiveSafe, she served as president and CEO.
Parent co-founded Gravy Analytics, which has since grown into a market leader in location-based data intelligence and mobile marketing.
She was considered integral to Computer Associates' success, where she helped the company achieve unprecedented growth.
She is also a 2019 Mid-Atlantic Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of The Year winner, Washingtonian Tech Titan, NVTC Tech 100 Executive, and a Women In Technology Corporate Leader.
"I've admired Disaster Tech for a while, and after understanding more about its technology, I was excited to see how mission-driven the company is and that it's led by practitioners who lived it," said Carolyn Parent, Board Member of Disaster Tech. "Just like Gravy Analytics, they are delivering critical business insights to senior executives and operators in the emergency, risk, and continuity industries in one platform. I'm excited to be a part of the Board and help Disaster Tech embark on its honorable mission of saving more lives, money and time."
About Disaster Tech Disaster Tech, a veteran-owned public benefit company, offers decision science technologies for situational awareness, operational coordination, and risk management before, during, and after disasters. Disaster Tech's goal is to save lives, protect the environment, and build resilient communities by providing the most sophisticated, advanced analytics and distributed high-performance computing platform on the planet. Find more at https://www.disastertech.com/