Scott E. Calder is President, CEO, and a co-founder of Mainstream Data, Inc., where he is responsible for strategic direction and the day-to-day management of the Salt Lake City-based communications company. Mainstream provides the world’s premier information companies, including Bloomberg, Reuters, IDC ComStock, and the european pressphoto agency, with turnkey satellite and Internet communications services. Mr. Calder served as Vice President of Marketing at Bonneville Telecommunications Company, a satellite video and data communications firm, prior to founding Mainstream in 1985. Before he joined Bonneville in 1982, Mr. Calder spent three years as a senior consultant at Bain and Company, a global corporate-strategy consulting firm based in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Calder holds dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in American Literature and Economics from the University of Utah and earned an MBA from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business in 1980.
Mr. Calder is a recognized authority on the confluence of information, technology, and software, and speaks at trade shows and industry conferences where he focuses on satellite communications, rapidly evolving information technology, and software applications that are shaping our information-centric world. Mr. Calder is the father of five children, and enjoys skiing, mountaineering, personal computing, and performing community service.
Mr. Parker is a founder and former CEO of CCBN, a web-based information services company, and the founder and Managing Director of Private Equity Investments, a venture capital firm focusing on startup and early-stage companies. As the founder and CEO of several other successful financial service companies over the past 15 years, Mr. Parker 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, Mr. Parker founded Technical Data Corporation, which he 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) 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, Mr. Parker 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. In addition to being an active advisor to many early-stage financial services companies, Mr. Parker is also Chairman of Vision Research Organization (West Palm Beach), a Director of Mainstream Data, Inc. (Salt Lake City), and a Venture Partner at GrandBanks Capital (Boston).
Mr. Parker is a graduate of Cornell University where he received a Bachelors of Engineering degree in 1965, a Masters of Engineering in 1966, and an MBA in 1970. An active supporter of the Johnson Graduate School of Management, Mr. Parker was an early participant in Cornell’s Entrepreneur of the Year Celebration, a co-founder and both a past and the current co-chair of the university’s Entrepreneurship and Personal Enterprise Program, a Johnson School Advisory Council member since 1987, and Chair of the school’s annual fund from 1990 to 1996. Mr. Parker was a member of the Major Gifts Committee for his 25th reunion, and a member of the Cornell University council for the periods 1986-90 and 1992-present. In 1995, Mr. Parker was appointed to the university’s Board of Trustees and in 2001 was named Cornell’s Entrepreneur of the Year and inducted into the Johnson School’s Hall.