20 September 2016

Richelle Parham


screen-shot-2016-09-20-at-2-03-18-pmRichelle Parham is a seasoned senior-level executive, who possess more than 20 years of global strategy and marketing experience for prolific corporations such as eBay, Visa, Digitas and Citibank. She has a proven track record of leading high-performing business and marketing teams, utilizing strategic and analytical decision-making expertise to successfully drive key business performance. Most recently, Ms. Parham served 4.5 years as VP Chief Marketing Officer of eBay where she leveraged her background in consumer and digital marketing to develop strategies and execute all marketing activities to reach 180+ million active eBay users. Ms. Parham was responsible, globally, for eBay brand strategy and brand marketing, Internet marketing and CRM. She was also responsible for all areas of eBay North American marketing, including customer product marketing, loyalty and relationship marketing, seller marketing and social. Prior to joining eBay, Ms. Parham served as head of Global Marketing Innovation and Initiatives, and head of Global Marketing Services at Visa Inc. Her experience also includes 13 years at Digitas, Inc., a world leading marketing agency, where she held a variety of senior leadership roles, including Senior Vice President and General Manager of the agency’s Chicago office. Throughout her career, Ms. Parham has received many awards and honors, which include being named to Savoy 2016 “Power 300, Most Influential Black Corporate Directors”, Forbes 2014 “50 Most Influential CMOs in the World” ranked #12, Fast Company “Most Creative People in Business 1000” and Savoy 2014 “Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America”. Additionally, she was named to the Direct Marketing News Marketing Hall of Femme in 2013. A year prior, she received the Women of Influence award by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, while being inducted into the World Association for Cooperative Education Co-op Hall of Fame. A strong advocate of empowering female leaders through STEM programs, Ms. Parham is on the advisory board for Girls Who Code. She has also served on the board of directors for Scripps Network Interactive Inc. (NYSE:SNI) since 2012 and LabCorp (NYSE:LH) since 2016.  Ms. Parham holds double Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration and Design Arts from Drexel University. She became a member of the Drexel University Board of Trustees in May 2014.