Wall Street Horizon Names Former Thomson Financial CEO Parker to Advisory Board

Oct 27 2016 | 5:44pm ET

Corporate event data provider Wall Street Horizon has announced former Thomson Financial chairman and CEO Jeff Parker has joined the firm as an investor and advisory board member.   

A veteran financial data executive, Parker has an extensive history of success as an entrepreneur, CEO, and investor in financial information and analytics companies.  He founded and served as CEO for several companies in this space, including Technical Data Corporation, Thomson’s First Call, and CCBN.com, and also served as Chairman and CEO of Thomson Financial from 1988 – 1991.  He is currently a venture partner with GrandBanks Capital and sits on the boards of several early stage companies, according to a statement. 

“Jeff’s investment in Wall Street Horizon validates our strategy and market position and will help support our ambitious growth plans,” said Barry Star, CEO of Wall Street Horizon.  The size of Parker’s investment was not disclosed.

“I am thrilled to have Jeff on board as a strategic advisor,” added Bruce Fador, president of Wall Street Horizon and a former colleague of his at First Call and Thomson Financial. “He has a stellar track record of leading and advising some of the most successful information companies in our industry.”

Founded in 2003 and based outside Boston, Wall Street Horizon provides institutional investors and traders with comprehensive information and data about corporate events such as earnings dates, dividend dates, options expiration dates, splits and investor conferences. The company’s products are available via API or the Enchilada online suite, and on financial industry platforms such as Eikon and Markit Hub.

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