David Wayne Turner Jr.
David Wayne Turner, Jr. (born June 5th, 1972) is an American Business Founder, Entrepreneur, Product Innovator, Technical Leader and Inventor. Turner has a Bachelor Degree in Economics and a Masters in Information Systems from Louisiana State University.
Today he is the President, CTO and Founder of Parallel 6 and an accomplished business leader and executive. He founded the company in 2009 with a vision to bring an enterprise mobile engagement platform to the Internet of things through a mobile device, Google Glass, or other endpoints used to capture and engage with consumers. Parallel 6 is an enterprise mobile technology company and the inventors of Captive Reach.
Turner has over 20 years of executive, operations, and engineering experience managing small to mid size teams and businesses in the technology and services space. He has served in multiple capacities and executive leadership positions including the Board of Directors for technology and services companies both in the US and abroad. He primarily focuses on executive leadership, entrepreneurship, product innovation, packaging, pricing, and overall market direction in the enterprise software and enterprise services space.
Turner was born in New Jersey on June 5th, 1972. Turner’s father Dr. David W. Turner was a PhD Chemical Engineer at Exxon Mobile Corporation and holds almost 100 patents in his name. His mother Anita June Spires Turner was an Inventor, CEO of Rymes ‘n’ Times, and former teacher. Seth Ryan Turner, his brother, is an accomplished auditor and business leader currently living in Dallas, TX. Turner attended multiple Gifted and Talented programs growing up, and started his education in the Gifted and Talented Program at Bernard Terrace Elementary and then on to McKinley Middle Magnet Gifted and Talented Program. He spent most summers on a cottage on little Sebago Lake just outside of Portland, Maine. At the age of 16, Turner drove from Maine to Louisiana stopping in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Clearwater, Tennessee and following his trip in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It was his first solo trip across the country and Turner often speaks about his cross-country trip. He then attended the acclaimed Baton Rouge Magnet High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he competed in wrestling, track and soccer. Growing up Turner enjoyed and competed in tennis, golf and swim, winning both city and state titles in backstroke and breastsroke. Although Turner grew up in Louisiana, his family and roots are from Maine. His family extends from New England and he remains very close to the region.
Turner received a Bachelor Degree in Economics from Louisiana State University, he attended from 1991-1996. He was an active member of Sigma Phi Epsilon and was an athlete of the Lacrosse Team and was recognized for his contributions as a top defender in the sport. Turner then attended Louisiana State University- E.J. Ourso College of Business where he received a Masters Degree in Information Systems and Decision Sciences from 1996-1998. Turner was both active and reserve in the United States Marine Corps from 1991 to 1999. While in the U.S. Marine Core Turner participated in joint task force efforts for counter drug operations in the mid-90’s. Later in his military career Turner used his technical skills working at headquarters connecting different systems and technology to military networks around the country. He then attended the Executive program, managing the IT Resources at University of California, Los Angeles in 2001. From 2003 to 2010, Turner was involved in The Aji Network-LEIP Program for Professional education. The Aji-Network is designed to help executives, managers, salespeople and individual contributors think effectively, strategically and competitively enough to fulfill new and challenging business missions, as well as their personal financial ambitions, in the most rapidly changing, complex and competitive global marketplace in human history.
Business Background-Present to Past
2.1 Parallel 6 | President & CTO (November 2009-present) Parallel 6 is an enterprise mobile technology company and the inventors of Captive Reach. Captive Reach is an enterprise mobile engagement platform that integrates into mobile, glass, and other devices supporting all aspects of the IOT initiatives. Parallel 6 deploys their technology and integrates strategies designed to help clients improve business results in a multi-channel world. Their product focus is on Health Care / Life Sciences, Federal Government, and general retail based verticals. Since mid 2014, Turner holds the role of President and CTO, Founder of Parallel 6. Turner founded the company in 2009 with a vision to bring an enterprise mobile engagement platform to the Internet of things through a mobile device, Google Glass, or other endpoints used to capture and engage with consumers. Turner focused Parallel 6 efforts in the commercial, government, and other regulated verticals. An extension of the vision is shaping the technology towards solving real world problems in clinical trials. This has resulted in an important pivot point for the business, focusing the Captive Reach technology platform towards solving patient retention issues in clinical trials. The new product is Clinical Reach. Previously from 2009 to through most of 2014, Turner was the CEO and President of Parallel 6 and was responsible for inventing product, capitalization of the business, revenue growth, and all other aspects of the business taking Parallel 6 to a multi office, multi-million dollar configuration and organization in just over 2 years.
2.2 MobiTV | VP of Technical Operations (February 2008-June 2009) MobiTV is a global leader in delivering live and on-demand video to any screen, connecting media reliably and securely anytime, anywhere, on any device. The company’s end-to-end platform delivers a true TV everywhere experience that helps service providers reduce time to market and control costs associated with the deployment and operation of high concurrency, multiple platform services. MobiTV’s connected media solutions to solve the complexity of delivering video across networks, operating systems and devices while managing associated rights. The company efficiently optimizes for network conditions to deliver multiscreen media services that center on empowering the viewer. MobiTV’s connected media solutions are tailored for IPTV operators, as well as mobile TV and over-the-top customers including AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Sprint, T-Mobile, TELUS, US Cellular, and Verizon among others. Turner was responsible for Operations at MobiTV including 24x7x365 SaaS operations powering over 165 TV channels to mobile handsets, including 60 live channels and clip to linear / VOD content. The MobiTV Operations Team includes NOC operations, Content Management, Data Center Operations, Systems Engineering, IT Operations, and Customers Support.
2.3 DemandTec Inc. | VP of SaaS Operations (February 2003-February 2008) IBM DemandTec offers a network of cloud apps and insights for more than 500 retailers and consumer products companies, providing common solutions to transact, interact, and collaborate on core merchandising and marketing activities. DemandTec's services enable customers to achieve their sales volume, revenue, shopper loyalty, and profitability objectives. Approximately 16,000 retailer and manufacturer end-users on DemandTec collaborated on more than five million trade deals to date. DemandTec software and analytical services utilize a science-based platform to model and understand consumer behavior. DemandTec customers include leading retailers and consumer products companies such as Ahold USA, Best Buy, ConAgra Foods, Delhaize America, General Mills, The Home Depot, Monoprix, PETCO, Safeway, Sara Lee, Target, WalMart, and WH Smith. Turner was responsible for 24x7x365 Customer Support, Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery, Corporate IT, Technical Publications, Engineering Services (QA, Release Engineering, Sustaining Eng.), and Information Security for DemandTec Inc. Ensuring that Technical Operations, Software as a Service, Customer Satisfaction, and Product Quality continued to support our core business. Succeeded in growing the SaaS business as a profitable business unit, designing and implementing aspects of revenue and cost models for the successful operation of Software as a Service and Customer Support at DemandTec.
2.4 Liberate Technologies | VP of Technical Operations (March 2000-February 2003) Liberate Technologies produces he worlds leading interactive TV Platform software. Turner increased responsibilities over 3+ years. In 09/02 promoted to the Vice President of Operations with responsibilities for Engineering Services, Release Engineering, Systems Integration Engineering, Information Technology, Facilities, and Customer Support.
2.5 KPMG | Sr. Consultant Information Risk Management (1999-2000) KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory services firm, operates from 87 offices with more than 23,000 employees and partners throughout the U.S. With the purpose to turn knowledge into value for the benefit of their clients, their people, and their capital markets.
KPMG delivers a globally consistent set of multidisciplinary services based on deep industry knowledge. Their industry focus helps KPMG professionals develop a rich understanding of clients' businesses and the insight, skills, and resources required to address industry-specific issues and opportunities. Turner specialized in Information Security Audits, Online Banking Audits, Type II SAS70s.
Turner has 2 boys and currently resides in San Diego, California.
David Turner invests and participates in organizations that assist children in all aspects of life including child abuse, homeless, etc. Turner recently participates in San Diego Youth Services events giving back to the youth of San Diego. San Diego Youth Services Mission is to is to help at-risk youth and their families become self-sufficient and reach their highest potential.
When Turner was younger, he developed a complex algorithm that modeled probabilities of target pricing for newly IPO’d companies in the US and China marketplace. Over the course of the following 2 years, returns exceeded 700%.
3.3 Other Business Ventures and Investments
LiquidTalk Networks | Advisor and Investor (February 2006-August 2008) Liquid Talk Network is an early technology start-up which uses IPods for video distribution of Pharmaceutical and drug content. Turner worked with LiquidTalk Networks in an advisory role to assist with software development, QA, offshore strategy, operations strategy, cost model, and SaaS contracts.
Sofcoast Inc. | Board Member (January 2008- December 2010) Sofcoast (a Hub Zone based SDVOSB) delivers expeditionary enterprise solutions to front-line users in commercial and public safety markets. Sofcoast's mission is to design, build and deliver easy to use solutions that enable people worldwide to connect and share high value information. Turner was the Executive In Residence, Board Member and Co-Founder for Sofcoast. Advisory services and Leadership to the Executive Team at Sofcoast Inc. Technical and business advisor for product development, business development and operations.
-Parallel 6 Acquires The Agency San Diego, Strengthening Their Mobile Technology Creative Strategies (Ref: http://news.money.ca/2015/01/07/parallel-6-acquires-the-agency-san-diego-strengthening-their-mobile-technology-creative-strategies/)
-Tech Companies Thriving in San Diego Aljazeera America (Ref: http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/8/1/tech-companies-thrivinginsandiegotijuanaborderzone.html)
-Empowering the Patient Radio Interview with Parallel 6 CEO David Turner (Ref: http://radioactivebroadcasting.net/media/k2/attachments/Empowered_Patient_with_David_Turner.mp3)
-Parallel 6 Names Allan Camaisa as New Chief Executive Offer Reinforcing Commitment to Worldwide Digital and Mobile Solutions (Ref: http://globenewswire.com/news-release/2014/09/22/667495/10099480/en/Parallel-6-Names-Allan-Camaisa-as-New-Chief-Executive-Officer-Reinforcing-Commitment-to-Worldwide-Digital-and-Mobile-Solutions.html)
-Parallel 6 releases its Capital Reach Mobile App for Finance Platform (Ref: http://www.washingtonexec.com/2013/07/parallel-6-releases-its-capital-reach-mobile-app-for-finance-platform/)
Systems and methods for obtaining and using targeted insights within a digital content and information sharing system. United States 8856031 B1 -November 27, 2013 -A system for obtaining insight information for a plurality of client applications and a plurality of mobile users, comprises a content management system module configured to distribute a plurality of types of content to the plurality of mobile users, wherein at least one of the content and types of content differs for each of the plurality of client applications; an insights module configured to allow a client associated with a specific client application. (Ref: http://www.google.com/patents/US8856031)
System of incentive-based digital content and information sharing platform through mobile technology United States US20120209724 A1 -August 16, 2012 -A system of incentive-based digital content and information sharing platform through social media includes a software platform which contains an application that is downloadable to an electronic device of a user, allowing users to receive digital content from a central backend system that is built as a SaaS platform, namely the Promotions Management Panel.
Certified Information Systems Auditor-information Systems Audit and Control Association, License 9819362
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