Tim Parsons

Basic

Inhaber, COO & Co-Founder, Spark

Sydney, Australia

Skills

Passion for people
management experience
creative direction
copywriting
sales
account management
and networking skills
delight in mobile & interactive content and servic
spoken japanese & french
lived in 8 countries
PhD in Aerospace Engineering
new ideas and research on the future of screen med
cross-cultural business & life experience in Asia
Europe & the US.

Timeline

Professional experience for Tim Parsons

  • Current 15 years and 5 months, since Apr 2007

    COO & Co-Founder

    Spark

  • Current 15 years and 5 months, since Apr 2007

    CEO & Co-Founder

    Spark

  • Current 21 years and 7 months, since Feb 2001

    Managing Partner

    Sugar

  • 1 year and 1 month, May 2006 - May 2007

    Director of Digital & Convergence

    The One Centre

  • 2 years and 2 months, Jan 2005 - Feb 2007

    Director of Ops AU/NZ

    Global Music International (GMUS)

  • 1 year and 2 months, Apr 2004 - May 2005

    Strategy Director

    Profero

  • 2 years and 2 months, Jan 1999 - Feb 2001

    MD Sydney/Tokyo

    Oven Digital (defunct)

  • 1 year and 6 months, Mar 1996 - Aug 1997

    CD Technology

    Spike Wireless (defunct)

  • 5 years and 10 months, Jan 1990 - Oct 1995

    Research Associate

    Imperial College

Educational background for Tim Parsons

  • 6 years and 2 months, Oct 1991 - Nov 1997

    Aerospace Engineering

    Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine (London)

    Direct Simulation Monte-Carlo modelling of hypersonic aerothermodynamics around re-entry vehicles. Developed Object-Oriented 2-D and 3-D codes to simplify development process and gained smoother results as a consequence.

  • 1 year and 9 months, Oct 1989 - Jun 1991

    Aeronautical Engineering

    Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine (London)

    Aerodynamics Materials Simulation Structures Thermodynamics Turbomachinery

  • 2 years and 10 months, Feb 1986 - Nov 1988

    Aeronautics, Computing, Applied Maths

    University of Sydney

    Applied Maths Biomathematics Chemistry Computer Science Electronics Engineering Materials Physics Pure Maths etceteras etceteras.

Languages

  • English

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  • French

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  • Japanese

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Wants

Business opportunities
content distributorships
consultancies in convergent media and marketing
opportunities to speak
write articles
run courses
role as a fighter-pilot or bad-guy in a hollywood movie . . .

Interests

Technology
people & cultures
travel - particularly in asia
action sports
travel & discovery
skiing
sailing
running
flying (aerobatic pilot)
japan & nihongo
france & francais
hellas & greek
china & mandarin
and of course my brilliant artist/designer wife Karen
and my amazing children Monty (4) & Jasmine (2 mnths).

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