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Jeff Parker Discusses Challenge of Accurately Forecasting Salaries in Business Plans

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Jeff Parker

  • Founder and CEO, CCBN.com (Corporate Communications Broadcast Network)
  • male
  • Caucasian
  • 1942 (Age: 78 years old)
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Biography

Jeff Parker has an extensive history of success in both entrepreneurship and financial services that he brings to the table as founder and CEO of CCBN. He is also the founder and managing director of Private Equity Investments, a venture capital firm focusing on start-up and early stage companies. As the creator and CEO of several successful financial service companies over the past fifteen years, Jeff brings an operating perspective to the companies in which he invests, as well as a wealth of financial expertise and an extended network of domestic and international business contacts.

In 1980, Jeff founded Technical Data Corporation which he subsequently sold in 1986 to Canadian publishing giant Thomson Corporation. In 1982, he became Chairman and CEO of Business Research Corporation, and in 1983 founded First Call Corporation. Under his leadership, Thomson Financial Services (TFS), as the group is now known, became a major provider of proprietary financial information to the investment and corporate communities. TFS currently serves over 75,000 institutional clients worldwide, and has annual revenues in excess of $750 million.

Prior to his association with TFS, Jeff served as Vice President and Senior Fixed Income Portfolio Manager at Fidelity Investments in Boston. He has also held management positions at Smith, Barney, Loeb Rhoads, and A.G. Becker.

Jeff is a graduate of Cornell University from which he received a Bachelor of Engineering degree in 1965, a Master of Engineering in 1966 and a Master of Business degree in 1970.

You know, you pay somebody $75,000, you better plunk 30% on top of that for all the healthcare benefits and FICA and all that kind of stuff that you have to do. Have you really thought through that? Have you thought through salary raising that is going to be necessary, for them, not for you? You'...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 27 Jeff Parker Discusses Educational and Early Professional Background
  • Jeff Parker - Interview - CCBN and Thoughts on Entrepreneurship
  • 4/14/2004
  • Jeff Parker
  • 2 min. 2 sec.
Video 2 of 27 Jeff Parker Discusses Creation of First Business Which was Essentially an Electronic Newsletter
  • Jeff Parker - Interview - CCBN and Thoughts on Entrepreneurship
  • 4/14/2004
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  • 2 min. 28 sec.
Video 3 of 27 Jeff Parker Discusses Business Research Corporation and First Call
  • Jeff Parker - Interview - CCBN and Thoughts on Entrepreneurship
  • 4/14/2004
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  • 4 min. 12 sec.
Video 4 of 27 Jeff Parker States Evolution of First Call Came From Being in Right Place at Right Time
  • Jeff Parker - Interview - CCBN and Thoughts on Entrepreneurship
  • 4/14/2004
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  • 1 min. 8 sec.
Video 5 of 27 Jeff Parker Discusses Sale of First Call To Thomson
  • Jeff Parker - Interview - CCBN and Thoughts on Entrepreneurship
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Video 6 of 27 Jeff Parker Discusses Setup of Venture Fund
  • Jeff Parker - Interview - CCBN and Thoughts on Entrepreneurship
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  • 1 min. 34 sec.
Video 7 of 27 Jeff Parker Discusses SEC Regulation on Fair Disclosure Which Helped CCBN Grow
  • Jeff Parker - Interview - CCBN and Thoughts on Entrepreneurship
  • 4/14/2004
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  • 1 min. 31 sec.
Video 8 of 27 Jeff Parker Discusses Evolution of Business, Street Events
  • Jeff Parker - Interview - CCBN and Thoughts on Entrepreneurship
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  • 1 min. 3 sec.
Video 9 of 27 Jeff Parker States Value Proposition Was More Efficient Access to Information
  • Jeff Parker - Interview - CCBN and Thoughts on Entrepreneurship
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Video 10 of 27 Jeff Parker States Pricing Strategy Is To Underprice and Overdeliver to Capture Market
  • Jeff Parker - Interview - CCBN and Thoughts on Entrepreneurship
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  • 2 min. 3 sec.
Video 11 of 27 Jeff Parker States He Likes to Think of Himself as Salesman
  • Jeff Parker - Interview - CCBN and Thoughts on Entrepreneurship
  • 4/14/2004
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  • 2 min. 32 sec.
Video 12 of 27 Jeff Parker Shares Thoughts on Whether or Not He is an Entrepreneur
  • Jeff Parker - Interview - CCBN and Thoughts on Entrepreneurship
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  • 2 min. 56 sec.
Video 13 of 27 Jeff Parker Shares Thoughts on Entrepreneurship
  • Jeff Parker - Interview - CCBN and Thoughts on Entrepreneurship
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  • 1 min. 26 sec.
Video 14 of 27 Jeff Parker Discusses Patience and His Desire to Create and Do New Things
  • Jeff Parker - Interview - CCBN and Thoughts on Entrepreneurship
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Video 15 of 27 Jeff Parker Shares Thoughts on Valuation
  • Jeff Parker - Interview - CCBN and Thoughts on Entrepreneurship
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Video 16 of 27 Jeff Parker Shares Thoughts on Customer Service
  • Jeff Parker - Interview - CCBN and Thoughts on Entrepreneurship
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  • 1 min. 43 sec.
Video 17 of 27 Jeff Parker States Management Team is Most Important Part of Business Plan
  • Jeff Parker - Interview - CCBN and Thoughts on Entrepreneurship
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  • 1 min. 22 sec.
Video 18 of 27 Jeff Parker Discusses Importance of Market Analysis And Reasonable Forecasting in Business Plans
  • Jeff Parker - Interview - CCBN and Thoughts on Entrepreneurship
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Video 19 of 27 Jeff Parker Discusses Importance of Market Analysis And Reasonable Forecasting in Business Plans
  • Jeff Parker - Interview - CCBN and Thoughts on Entrepreneurship
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Video 20 of 27 Jeff Parker Discusses Challenge of Documenting Realistic Cash Flow in a Business Plan
  • Jeff Parker - Interview - CCBN and Thoughts on Entrepreneurship
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  • 1 min. 53 sec.
Video 21 of 27 Jeff Parker Discusses Challenge of Accurately Forecasting Salaries in Business Plans
  • Jeff Parker - Interview - CCBN and Thoughts on Entrepreneurship
  • 4/14/2004
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Video 22 of 27 Jeff Parker States Importance of Investing in Areas With Which He Is Familiar
  • Jeff Parker - Interview - CCBN and Thoughts on Entrepreneurship
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Video 23 of 27 Jeff Parker States Business Plans Should Be Understandable and Easy to Read
  • Jeff Parker - Interview - CCBN and Thoughts on Entrepreneurship
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  • 1 min. 59 sec.
Video 24 of 27 Jeff Parker Shares Thoughts on Mentoring
  • Jeff Parker - Interview - CCBN and Thoughts on Entrepreneurship
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  • 1 min. 34 sec.
Video 25 of 27 Jeff Parker States Importance of Gaining Professional Experience and Having Patience
  • Jeff Parker - Interview - CCBN and Thoughts on Entrepreneurship
  • 4/14/2004
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  • 2 min. 53 sec.
Video 26 of 27 Jeff Parker Discusses Importance of Having Passion
  • Jeff Parker - Interview - CCBN and Thoughts on Entrepreneurship
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Video 27 of 27 Jeff Parker States That People Aspects of Business Are Often Most Challenging
  • Jeff Parker - Interview - CCBN and Thoughts on Entrepreneurship
  • 4/14/2004
  • Jeff Parker
  • 1 min. 14 sec.

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Jeff Parker Discusses Challenge of Accurately Forecasting Salaries in Business Plans
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