Mr. Parish currently serves as the Director of US Origination for Elliott Management, a $30 billion multistrategy hedge fund.
He previously founded Travis Street Capital, a family investment firm focused on direct investments. Prior to this, he was a Managing Director at LLCP, where he led the build-out of a special situations investing platform. For eight years, Mr. Parish was a senior investment professional at D. E. Shaw & Co., where he headed both the D. E. Shaw private special opportunities group based in New York as well as the New York office of D. E. Shaw's direct lending business. Prior to joining D. E. Shaw, Mr. Parish was an investment professional at Advantage Capital Partners, a fund focusing on companies located primarily in under-served markets.
He began his post-graduate career in mergers & acquisitions investment banking at Morgan Stanley and as a corporate lawyer at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.
In addition to founding and operating his own companies, he has served on the boards of directors of multiple companies as a principal investor, including TriplePoint Capital, a leading venture lending firm based in Silicon Valley.
Mr. Parish attended The University of Texas at Austin where he received his B.B.A in finance in the Business Honors Program (with high honors), his M.B.A from the McCombs School of Business (with honors), and his J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law, where he served as an editor of the Texas Law Review.