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Todd Parker

Todd Parker has over 25 years of experience in the mobile communications industry and has worked for some of the largest players including Verizon, Vodafone, AirTouch Communications and Pacific Telesis. Todd is Managing Director of Hidden River, a boutique advisory firm dedicated to the mobile industry. Hidden River has invested in and consulted to some of the larger mobile company start-ups in the valley in Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions, and New Product Development. Prior to Hidden River Todd was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer for HR One, Inc., a human resources SaaS company. In less than two years, HR One grew from the “living room” into a 50-employee company with a full HRIS SaaS solution including eLearning modules and payroll integration. HROne was sold to Sage Software in the third quarter of 2002. Prior to HR One, Todd was General Manager of the Northern California Market of Vodafone and later Verizon Messaging with responsibility for all operations of the 175-employee division. Todd successfully turnaround the market taking it from 19th market performer to the 2nd highest performing market in the nation for Verizon. Earlier Todd was VP Marketing and Sales of AirTouch Paging responsible for New Product Development, all national advertising, national retail customers (goodguys, Costco, Target, and others), and national distribution. Prior to VP Marketing and Sales Todd was the Managing Director of Mergers & Acquisitions for AirTouch Communications reporting to the CEO of AirTouch on domestic M&A activity. In total Todd led and managed over 40 transactions with deal sizes ranging from a $1M investment in the first wireless modem company to the $13.5 billion joint venture with U.S. West. He also worked on cable TV acquisitions in the US and in Europe including representing AirTouch in its negotiation with the top cable operators for investment in TV programming. Todd started his career as a consultant with Arthur D. Little, where he advised clients including Apple Computer, KKR and New Zealand Telecom. Todd received a B.S. in Communications and Entrepreneurship from Babson College and holds a Certificate in Wireless Engineering from UC Berkeley. Todd Parker is a Charter Financial Analyst (CFA).