Craig Parker – business leader and successful entrepreneur, advisor and investor – is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence with Maynard Cooper. In this role, Craig enhances Maynard Cooper’s innovative Corporate and M&A practices, bringing his unique background and experience to the corporate law practice and advising early stage and start-up companies from the perspective of an effective business leader and former attorney who has taken a number of early stage companies to successful exits. In addition, Craig serves as a coach and consultant, focused on helping younger lawyers develop the skills and insight needed to represent and add value to entrepreneurs and start-up companies.
Maynard Cooper’s commitment to innovation and providing strategic business advice and problem solving uniquely positions the firm to assist Craig with his next venture. In connection with his role as Maynard Cooper’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Craig is leading a talented team that is commercializing Patient Care Connect (PCC), a new spin-out from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). PCC is based on proven patient engagement protocols developed by leading clinicians and scientists at UAB to address the massive costs and impact of cancer by improving care and savings for hospitals and their patients which results in increased patient satisfaction, reduced resource utilization and overall decreased healthcare costs. Maynard Cooper’s support and legal resources provide PCC with a significant advantage at a critical time in the company’s development.
Craig is a skilled executive having served in senior management roles with four prior technology companies in positions ranging from CFO to EVP to CEO. His experience in the technology sector includes stints with a manufacturing systems integrator, a medical imaging software provider, a hybrid medical services solution that combined on-site and remote specialty physicians and a market leading public safety platform.
He began his career as a CPA for four years with Arthur Andersen & Co. before earning his J.D. summa cum laude from the University of Alabama School of Law. Craig practiced with King & Spalding and Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, where he focused on transactional matters involving corporate finance, mergers, acquisitions and corporate governance. A native of Cincinnati, OH, Craig holds an undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Craig is not currently licensed to practice law in any state.