STA is pleased to announce Kevin Parks as the 2018 Dictum Meum Pactum Award recipient. Over the course of his decade in the financial services industry, Mr. Parks’ tremendous advocacy for children impacted by tragedy has exemplified the ideals the DMP award seeks to recognize.
In 2010, while employed at a NY-based hedge fund, Mr. Parks began working with Tuesday’s Children, a nonprofit organization founded by family and friends of 9/11 victims in the days following the September 11 attacks. Tuesday’s Children provides lifelong support to people affected by terrorism and other forms of traumatic loss. The organization’s work has special significance for Mr. Parks, as the September 11 attacks claimed the life of his father, Bob Parks, who worked at Cantor Fitzgerald. Kevin was 14 years old at the time.
Today, Mr. Parks is the Founder and CIO of Parks Capital Management, an SEC-registered adviser which specializes in community bank investments. He also serves as a member of the Tuesday’s Children Board of Directors and co-founded the charity’s Junior Board. He received his MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business and graduated from Syracuse University with a BS in Finance.
The Dictum Meum Pactum Award
Recognizes those individuals who have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the betterment of the financial services industry, and have exhibited acts of integrity at the highest level consistent with the ideal STA has supported since its inception, dictum meum pactum, or My Word is My Bond.