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Douglas Parker

Douglas Parker, PRESIDENT & CEO

Doug Parker, an executive with extensive experience in acquisitions of technology and diversified software companies, joined Quarterhill as President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2018.


Prior to Quarterhill, Doug was Senior Vice President, Corporate Development at Open Text Corporation, a Canadian based US $2 billion global leader in enterprise information management. In this role, Doug was a member of the Executive Leadership Team and managed a seasoned group of corporate development professionals with operational responsibility for the company’s corporate development, M&A, integration and venture capital activities. Doug’s professional experience includes leading or involvement in dozens of company acquisitions. During his tenure as head of corporate development, Open Text deployed approximately $2.5 billion into acquisitions, onboarded over 3,500 employees, and added significant accretive revenues. Prior to this position, Doug held senior roles as General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of Open Text and Associate General Counsel of Nortel, where he was responsible for all legal aspects of global M&A.


Doug holds an MBA (Executive) from the Richard Ivey School of Business, the University of Western Ontario, an LLB from Queen’s Law School, and a BA from Trinity College, the University of Toronto.