Parker A. Lee

President of the design consultancy, Compass52 and co-author of "The Art of Opportunity," Parker Lee is a veteran of the technology, entertainment and sports marketing industries. Most recently, Lee was president and executive vice president of business development at XPLANE. During his eight-year tenure there, he was responsible for leading sales and marketing efforts -- which, under his leadership, enjoyed significant annual growth -- and delivering innovative design thinking engagements for global clients.

Lee has been actively designing organizations for better performance since the 1970s. During the “dot com” era, Lee acted as vice president of business development for four pre-IPO technology companies. Lee pioneered the use of social media when he was responsible for the development and implementation of online marketing and communications for the California State Democratic Party during the 2004 election.

Prior to breaking into the technology field, Lee enjoyed a varied career in the entertainment and sports industries. Notably, in the 1980s he acted as director of entertainment and special events for Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, and agent for cycling star Greg LeMond.