Co-Founder & Managing Director
Mr. Parshall is a Managing Director and co-founded PEI in 1992. Since co-founding PEI, Mr. Parshall has been involved in all aspects of the Firm’s development and investment processes. Mr. Parshall has served on the Advisory Boards of Argentum Capital Partners II, Trinity Equity Holdings, Rufus Partners, and WFD Ventures, all PEI investments. He also serves as a Board Observer of BacterioScan, Inc., a PEI Fund V portfolio company. He has 40 years of related investment banking and private equity experience. Prior to starting PEI, Mr. Parshall was a Managing Director of The Blackstone Group and a member of its Advisory Committee. Mr. Parshall was previously a Managing Director of Lehman Brothers, where he developed broad experience over a period of 14 years providing corporate finance and merger and acquisition advisory services for clients covering a cross-section of economic sectors. Mr. Parshall worked at Lehman Brothers in Investment Banking in both New York and San Francisco before joining Blackstone. Mr. Parshall received his A.B. from Columbia College and an M.B.A. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.