Joined Parker’s: December 2012
What I love most about Parker’s: “The feeling of empowerment and hunger that Greg fosters in the Parker’s work culture. It drives you to always want to ask why, learn more, and push for perfection. We are encouraged to own every aspect of our jobs, give input on every part of the Parker’s atmosphere and there is a constant feeling that you are an important part of the company day in and day out. Every day is a new experience and it betters you as an employee and as a human being.”
Hometown: Lewes, Delaware
Profile: Jeff has an impressive background in the military and served as a Forward Observer and Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army, including two deployments to Iraq. He was awarded the prestigious General Aubrey “Red” Newman Award for Leadership Excellence and was selected as NCO of the Year for Ft. Stewart. Parker’s CEO Greg Parker “discovered” Jeff when he spoke to his college class and was impressed by Jeff’s intellect. Jeff graduated as a Cum Laude, Presidential Scholar, from Armstrong State University with a B.A. in Economics. He has owned small businesses in the past, opening his first when he was 14 and his second when he was 16. Jeff has worked with the Center for Regional Analysis assisting in the research and development of Savannah’s Economic Outlook. Garnering a breadth of knowledge from management experience to analytical insight through his career, Jeff brings a deep tool-set to Parker’s.
Chief Financial Officer
Joined Parkers: January 2019
What I love most about Parker’s: Parker’s is a dynamic business, making profound impacts in the communities it serves. Industry norms are challenged daily through the relentless pursuit to be better. Every team member is empowered to make the company and customer experience great. It’s exciting to work for a company and with a team that challenges you to create value in new ways and to be your best in all respects.
Hometown: Statesboro, Georgia
Profile: An accomplished CPA, Brian excels at developing long-term strategic and financial plans and helping companies meet fiscal goals. Before joining Parker’s, he served as a Senior Tax Manager with Hancock Askew & Co., LLP for nearly 10 years. During his tenure at Hancock Askew, he earned the J. Patterson Little Team Player Award, Generation NEXT 2017 Next Rising Star Award as well as awards for profitability and most billable hours for several consecutive years. An active community volunteer, Brian currently serves as a member and treasurer of several local boards and committees. He earned a B.B.A. in Accounting and a Master of Accountancy from the Parker College of Business at Georgia Southern University and currently resides in Savannah with his daughter.
Senior VP of Special Projects
Joined Parker’s: July 1983 (at age 15)
What I love most about Parker’s: “Greg Parker empowers his people. He’s open to ideas from every employee, be it from one of us here in the office or one of our cashiers. He has a passion for business and takes pride in this place, and it’s infectious.”
Hometown: Riceboro, Georgia
Profile: Amy is the former owner of Hill of Beans, a popular coffee shop in Richmond Hill, Ga., and has been a core member of the Parker’s team for more than three decades. She joined Parker’s at the age of 15, has a strong work ethic and is known for her commitment to the Parker’s brand.
Chief Operating Officer
Joined Parkers: February 1997 (at age 19)
What I love most about Parker’s: “Parker’s is growing and gaining national attention for our high-quality stores, well-established brand, generous Fueling the Community initiative and fast-growing loyalty programs.”
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Profile: Brandon brings marketing experience, insight and expertise to the Parker’s team, masterminding complex multi-media campaigns that keep the company top-of-mind among customers in Georgia and South Carolina. A hard-working member of the executive team, Brandon boosts sales through strategic advertising, marketing and branding campaigns that have earned national attention.
Chief Technology Officer
Joined Parkers: April 2014
What I love most about Parker’s: “I love the way new ideas are encouraged at Parker’s, as well as the overall sense of teamwork and camaraderie. Parker’s is truly a family.”
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Profile: A leading technology expert, Stephen has extensive experience working in corporate IT departments at top companies ranging from Verisign to Hugo Boss. He started his own technology company in 2008, with Parker’s serving as his first and biggest client. As Parker’s continued to grow, the company made a commitment to move IT in-house to maximize efficiency and expand capabilities. In April of 2014, Stephen joined Parker’s full-time, leading the company’s technology department.
Chief Innovation Officer
Joined Parkers: October 2017
What I love most about Parker’s: “I love Parker’s passion for innovation and big ideas. It’s truly exciting to be part of an entrepreneurial culture that embraces change and challenges the status quo at every turn. This culture, coupled with Parker’s strong investment in people, process, and technology, positions Parker’s to thrive as an industry leader for years to come.”
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Profile: Eric is a stellar addition to the Parker’s team who brings a unique combination of strong technology expertise, highly creative thinking and solid financial knowledge to his new position. Eric is responsible for developing a new business intelligence platform at Parker’s that delivers actionable insights across all business units, analyzing trends to identify emerging new market opportunities and driving core process improvements through business intelligence and innovative technology solutions. Before joining Parker’s, Eric served as President and Co-founder of Datalyst, LLC, a successful business intelligence platform development company, and as Director of Practice Management at Zotec Partners, LLC.
Blake L. Greco, Esq.
Joined Parkers: July 2017
What I love most about Parker’s: “I love that Parker’s operations and successes are based on the strengths of its individual members working together as a team toward a common goal – to do the best and be the best at all times. This is truly a team that works well together, and I love being a part of that. It feeds my competitive spirit and makes me want to do better, try harder, and be my best for the Parker’s team and our customers.”
Hometown: Savannah, Georgia
Profile: Blake joined the Parker’s team after practicing law for nine years as an attorney at Oliver Maner LLP in its Transactional Department. Prior to becoming an attorney, he graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. Then he earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law in 2008. In addition to his career, Blake, like Parker’s, is dedicated to giving back to his community. As such, he has served on the boards of many nonprofit organizations, often attaining leadership positions within those organizations, including serving as the Treasurer of the Savannah Bar Association, the Vice Chairman of The First Tee of Savannah, a Past-President of the Young Lawyers Division of the Savannah Bar Association, a Past-President of Civitan of Savannah, Inc., and the Vice President of the Italian Society of Savannah. Blake now uses the skills and expertise he developed representing various clients in private practice to handle the multitude of legal needs for Parker’s.
Director of Finance
Joined Parkers: February 2017
What I love most about Parker’s: “I love the drive for innovation. Greg and the Parker’s team are constantly challenging convenience store traditions, searching for new ideas on products and services. Our embracement to change will ensure Parker’s leads the convenience store industry for years to come.”
Hometown: Tipton, Indiana
Profile: Before joining Parker’s, Keith served as the Chief Financial Officer and Controller for JD Byrider and CNAC in Savannah, Ga. Keith earned a B.S. Finance and Accounting from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and currently resides in Savannah. A former Sergeant, Surveillance Officer and Operations Crew Chief in the U.S. Marine Corps, he earned a Joint Service Commendation Medal and served a tour of Afghanistan in 2003. In his new position, Keith is responsible for overseeing all company accounting, financial reporting, tax reporting and financial data audits.
VP of Real Estate & Development
Joined Parkers: November 2017
What I love most about Parker’s: “I love that Greg promotes an environment and culture where we are challenged to think “outside the box” and to push the limits within our industry. We don’t do things the same way just because we have always done it that way. We continuously challenge our own processes to ensure that we improve every time we do something. Our work environment allows each member to contribute in their own way to provide for a secure future for all our employees.”
Hometown: Columbus, Georgia
Profile: Nathan has more than 13 years of convenience store real estate acquisition and development experience. He is responsible for site selection and acquisition for all new Parker’s stores, the strategic plan for all markets and overall real estate management. Before joining Parker’s, Nathan served as the Vice President of Real Estate for Bucky’s Convenience Stores in Houston, TX and Real Estate Manager for QuikTrip Corporation in Atlanta, GA. Nathan has played a key role in well over 100 new convenience store locations.
Chief of Staff
Joined Parkers: August 2019
What I love most about Parker’s: “I get to work with a dynamic and energetic team that cultivates a sense of excitement and pride for all members. Parker’s encourages everyone to develop new ideas as we continue to grow the company into the future.”
Hometown: Conway, SC
Profile: Kate is an attorney licensed to practice in Georgia and South Carolina. Prior to joining Parker’s, she practiced law for 7 years in the Specialty Litigation group at Hunter Maclean. Kate received her J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law and her undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina. As the Chief of Staff, Kate coordinates with the Parker’s leadership team to ensure the successful execution of company initiatives and strategy and serves as the director of community affairs and outreach.
Human Resources Manager
Joined Parkers: March 2012
What I love most about Parker’s: “I love the career opportunities that Parker’s offers to employees. We recognize hard work and push each other to succeed on a daily basis.”
Hometown: Eldon, Missouri
Profile: Sarah is living proof of the career opportunities she promotes as HR Manager. She started her career with Parker’s in customer service and was quickly promoted to In-Store Trainer & Store Manager. She became the first Development Supervisor for Parker’s HR in 2015 and has been a leader in the department ever since. As HR Manager, Sarah promotes human resources as a key business partner for all departments.
Chief Information Officer
Joined Parkers: September 1977
What I love most about Parker’s: “We have a culture of integrity and a strong work ethic.”
Hometown: Selma, Alabama
Profile: Teresa joined Parker’s as a cashier at the company’s original Midway, Ga. location and has worked as a bookkeeper, store manager and district supervisor over the years. She has helped spearhead ambitious Parker’s technology initiatives, which have increased productivity, decreased transaction time and boosted customer loyalty.