Chief Experience Officer, North American Bancard Holdings, LLC
Jim Parkinson is the chief experience officer of North American Bancard Holdings, LLC (NAB). Parkinson is responsible for the company’s IT operations and the engineering of its world-class technological and payment solutions.
Parkinson comes to NAB with extensive experience in digital projects and strategies, and in leading IT teams. Most recently, Parkinson was the chief technical officer, chief digital officer and executive vice president of digital advertising with Valassis. His responsibilities included oversight on the company’s technology directions and the development and execution of the digital media strategy. Prior to his career with Valassis, Parkinson was in a multitude of senior roles with Sun Microsystems that ultimately culminated with him as acting senior vice president
of cloud computing engineering. In addition, he led the software development products division. While with Sun Microsystems, he was part of the team that built the world’s first utility computing platform – leading to the launch of cloud technology.
Parkinson graduated with honors from Walden University with a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems.