James J. Parm
A native of Jenison, Michigan, James Parm earned a BS in Electrical Engineering in 1981 and his MBA from Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business. Today, Jim is president and CEO of Stratos Global, a post he has held since 2003. During this time, Parm led the transformation of Stratos from a regionally focused North American company to the global leader in satellite services that it is today. That transformation drove revenue growth of over 500 percent, both organically and through acquisitions.
Prior to joining Stratos, Jim was president and chief executive officer of Shell Offshore Services Company, where he led strategy development and execution for the telecom startup, which provided remote communications services to the energy industry. Jim is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Tech Fund, and he and his wife, Jean (Computer Science ’82), are members of the Presidents Society.
Excerpted from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Academy induction ceremony program August 2012