Industry Leaderâs Executive Management Team
Visualize, Inc. today announced the appointment of Kaley Parkinson as chief financial officer, reporting to Brad Edwards, chief executive officer of the Phoenix-based leader in sophisticated, interactive, data visualization software for the financial and life sciences industries.
Parkinson brings over 20 years of experience in agricultural biotechnology, semiconductors, telecommunications and e-commerce.
"As we continue to position Visualize for long-term success, weâll be increasing our internal domain expertise to further focus on highly advanced, customer-centric software technology solutions serving our two core markets, financial services and life sciences," said Mr. Edwards. "Kaleyâs extensive experience in building and managing IT and biotechnology businesses and his strategic management skills will be invaluable in assisting us to continue our aggressive growth while enhancing profitability."
"This is an exceptional time to be joining Visualize," said Parkinson, adding, "Theyâve established themselves as a world-class leader in the delivery of highly complex, highly advanced 2D and 3D data visualization tools for the financial industryâs top tier investment banks, pension funds and trading firms. With the recent acquisition of Genomica Corporationâs software assets and the formation of a new life sciences group serving major pharmaceutical companies, this is clearly an energizing environment to be a part of. And as you can imagine, the prospect of Phoenix winning the International Genomics Consortiumâs bid and the future opening of the Arizona Bioscience and Biomedicine Institute makes Visualize an even more exciting opportunity. Visualize will be an active participant in this far-reaching, Arizona-based initiative and I look forward to playing a key role in their successful participation."
Before joining Visualize, Parkinson served as chief executive officer for clickfind.com, a start-up providing e-commerce tools to the pharmaceutical industry. He spent ten years as chief executive officer at Crystalline Materials Corporation, an Arizona company he founded and grew to 120 employees and $15 million in sales. Prior to Crystalline, he was chief financial officer for Advance Genetic Sciences in California, where he had been recruited by Arthur Anderson to stabilize and improve the firmâs financial performance. He also spent six years at Zylin Corporation, which he co-founded, serving as chief financial officer, building the firm from three to 100 people and sales of $15 million before selling the company to Varian Associates.
Parkinson has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA with Honors from Columbia Universityâs Graduate School of Business. He is also a co-founder of the Association of Bay Area Biotechnology Financial Officers in San Francisco, which has grown from six to 600 members since 1986.