CEO & President
As LiveSafe chief executive officer and president, Parent is directing the mobile safety communications firm's expansion into corporate enterprise security serving many industries including global media corporations, sports and entertainment venues as well as healthcare facilities. She will also grow what is now the leading safety solution for colleges and universities.
Before joining LiveSafe in 2015, Parent co-founded Gravy, a leading data analytics and marketing segmentation provider serving the mobile location services industry. She was responsible for strategy and execution of the company's sales, business development and marketing initiatives. Gravy's technology platform brought local consumer behavior analytics to national retail brands to create personalized content and promotions.
Parent previously served as executive vice president and general manager for Deltek, a $300 million enterprise software and information services company where she led rapid scaling of the sales force expansion in international markets and 60 percent growth in global sales, positioning the company for a successful IPO.
She also was national director of the services industry segment for BearingPoint, making her unit the fastest growing segment in the company. She has created successful go-to-market strategies, raised venture capital and grown revenue security analytics and data platform startups.
Parent is active in the Washington, DC metro region technology community. She is a member of The Leadership Foundry of Women in Technology, which prepares women to serve on corporate boards in the Washington, D.C. area. She serves on the board of ZippSlip, ProEventa, Recruitmates, and Loudoun Therapeutic Riding, and is an advisor to Jason Learning, a nonprofit partner of the National Geographic Society for inspiring and motivating students to study and pursue STEM careers. She also enjoys judging the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards and contributes as an advisory board member for ComScore.
Carolyn is a graduate of Villanova University.