Our partners include our founders, nation-wide partner consultants and coaches, and our clients themselves. At Parrish Partners, partnership means collaboration, teamwork, and working for WIN-WIN results. We believe that when people work together with honesty, integrity, and pure partnership, new possibilities are created and sustainable results are achieved.

Parrish Partners offers premier consultants as special resources and collaborators for clients. These independent professionals are committed to the values, vision, and mission of Parrish Partners and have demonstrated unique capabilities in helping individuals, teams, and organizations achieve outstanding results.


Co-Founder and Managing Partner. Serial CEO across public, private, and private equity companies. Transaction services focus. Graduate of MIT and West Point. Houston’s CEO of the Year 2018.


Co-Founder and Managing Partner. Executive Coach and Consultant. Accomplished high technology executive. Masters in Management and Masters in Materials Science from MIT. Frequent speaker and panelist. 2018 Innovation Award Nominee (OCBJ) and Women’s Council Award Nominee (LABJ).


Executive Recruiting Partner for Parrish Partners 30+ Years of Industry Experience. President of FPC of Brighton Recruiting. Senior Executive (EVP, VP-level) at OEM’s, Tier 1 Suppliers, Service Companies, and Start-ups


Mark brings more than 25 years of Operational Excellence experience to the Parrish Partners team, with experience and proven results across many industries.

Dr. Norman
Lanier, PHD

Dr. Norm Lanier is a corporate psychologist and executive coach who specializes in coaching and in leadership development. He is a partner provider, advisor, and writer for Parrish Partners.

Dr. Anita

Dr. Anita Polite-Wilson has been a respected and influential educator and developer of organizational leaders for more than 20 years.

Petra V.M.

Consulting internationally for over 20 years, I have cultivated expertise in helping organizations from tech start-ups to big law firms navigate the changes in definition of value and a new generation of client decision makers through shifting mindsets, priorities and strategies to meet changing market realities, and develop efficient teams, both internally and with their respective clients.


Eric began his entrepreneurial and corporate career as a computer science/IT expert, earned an MBA and discovered that his talents and interests resulted in his becoming a significant change agent, regardless of his role or function.


David Shaffer has served as Owner, CEO, Managing Director, Business Advisor and Executive Vice President for multiple companies both for and not for profit industries. He has worked with companies that include manufacturing, construction, health and elder care, distribution, services and information technology. He has worked as an interim executive in multiple capacities.

Lola Gershfeld,
Psy. D.

Lola Gershfeld is an author, organizational psychologist, Founder and CEO of EmC Leaders, Inc, a Board and Team Dynamics Specialist. She is best known for developing the Emotional Connection process or EmC, a groundbreaking and empirically supported approach, deeply rooted in attachment theory and the power of emotional connection.