David Parker is managing director and founder of Parker the Publisher Consulting, LLC, serving publishers and distributors of educational and scholarly multimedia content to the global library market. David is also the founder of Lived Places Publishing, a curriculum-focused publisher of short eBooks focused on the intersection of place and points of diversity, equity and inclusion: ethnicity, race, class, disability, gender and sexual orientation.
In his previous position as Vice President of Product Management with ProQuest, David variously led the eBook, streaming video and health sciences businesses for ProQuest/Alexander Street and was a leading voice for driving the integration of open-educational-resources and virtual reality content in ProQuest products.
Prior to his role with ProQuest/Alexander Street, David founded Business Expert Press and served as the President of Business Expert Press (BEP). BEP specializes in applied, concise eBooks for advanced business students.
Before founding BEP, David was editor-in-chief for business publishing at Pearson Education and a member of Pearson’s global business publishing committee. In his role as editor-in-chief he managed a portfolio of more than 100 titles and software products with revenue in excess of $80 million annually. During his tenure with Pearson, David participated in or led teams working on a variety of digital learning initiatives including audio study guides, gaming-as-homework initiatives and social media sites for instructor teaching material and open educational resource sharing.
David holds a bachelor’s degree in international business from George Fox University and a master’s degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Arizona. He has also completed executive education in new product development at the University of Chicago Business School.