Patrick Parker began his career in the U.S. Army.   After being honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant,  he has worked in telecommunications sector for the past 18 years in Accounting, Treasury, Project management, Systems Integration testing, IT development, Oracle Database Administration, and currently Verizon internal Audit as an IT auditor.  Patrick has a passion for data analytics, continuous improvement, and driving initiatives which push an organization to create higher value for their customers.  He has experienced in all 7 phases of the IT Governance implementation Life Cycle.   He firmly believes that if you want IT Governance to succeed in your organization you must ingrain the ideas within the corporate culture and continuously improve the process to match the ever changing needs of the enterprise.

Patrick obtained a Bachelor’s in Accounting from Stephen F. Austin, and Masters in Information Systems, with a concentration in Database Administration, from the University of Dallas and advanced technical training on Unix Administration, Project Management, and Oracle Database Administration from Southern Methodist University (SMU) School of Engineering.

Term Dates & Courses:  8/24 - 11/9, IT Project Management