Richard B. Parran Jr.
Vice President, Corporate Development
Richard (Dick) B. Parran Jr. joined Imation in June 2012 as Vice President of Corporate Development. Parran oversees the Corporate Development function focused on key Imation growth initiatives, including the company’s mergers and acquisition (M&A) strategy.
Prior to Imation, Parran was president, Network Solutions at ADC Telecommunications, Inc., a $1.2 billion supplier of telecommunications network infrastructure products and services, where he was responsible for the company’s wireless products business. Prior to that, Parran’s 15-year career at ADC spanned senior executive positions in business unit operation, strategic marketing and corporate development functions, including the position of vice president of corporate business development responsible for merger, acquisition, divestiture and venture capital investment activity. Before ADC, he held general management, marketing and corporate development positions with Paragon Business Systems, Showtime Networks and Centel Corporation.
Parran holds a bachelor of science in engineering (mechanical and materials science) degree from Duke University and a master of business administration from the University of Chicago.