Business strategy is in DJ’s blood. His father, a venture capitalist, gave DJ a taste for startups and entrepreneurship at a young age. During his time at NC State University, DJ discovered he had a natural knack for accounting — so he played to his strengths.
DJ joined Parata in 2003 as its very first finance employee and rose quickly in the company, taking on big projects. DJ built our accounting, finance, and management information systems teams as Parata rapidly grew from five employees to hundreds. He accelerated Parata’s growth through multiple acquisitions, key partnerships, and new distribution channels.
After nearly five years as our chief financial officer, DJ became CEO in March 2015.