Kevin Parke

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Kevin W. Parke is an American lawyer and business executive. He is best known as President of the Todd Wagner Foundation.[1]


Kevin Parke was born in Wilmington, Delaware, USA, in May 1959, the oldest son of Lowell W. Parke and Lois A. Parke. Parke attended Alexis I duPont High School, graduating in 1977. Parke attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Psychology in 1981. He subsequently received a J.D. degree in 1985 from Southern Methodist University in University Park, Texas. He began his legal career with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in Dallas, Texas. He later became a corporate partner with the law firm Hopkins & Sutter.

Parke left full-time law practice and eventually joined a start-up company, AudioNet, where he was responsible for all broadcast operations, streaming technology and business development. AudioNet was renamed in 1998 shortly before its initial public offering. That company was acquired by Yahoo![2] in 1999 for $5.7 billion. Following that merger, Parke became vice-president and general manager of Yahoo! Broadcast. Parke left Yahoo! in 2003 to join co-founder Todd Wagner's private foundation as President. In addition to his role with the Todd Wagner Foundation, Parke was executive vice president of the Wagner/Cuban Companies.[3] and president of Landmark Theatres, which operated up to 70 theatres in 23 markets.[4] Parke joined 2M Capital Management in 2011 as operating partner for several of its portfolio investments including Alpha Dominche Ltd. and Altior.