Parker Karnan, the founder of Karnan Associates, has worked with hundreds of business owners and learned the inherent challenges entrepreneurs face as they work to create a thriving business. Parker is devoted to the Run Specialty Industry and understands how businesses successfully adapt to compete with today’s retail environment. To Parker, it’s less about what you know now and more about what you will figure out next. Making the correct decision about what to do next is what separates good from great for specialty retailers. Parker’s career includes roles as VP of Sales at Brooks Sports, a sales rep for Performance Sales West, and the Executive Director of the Running Industry Association.
A California native, Parker resides in Woodinville, WA, with his wife of 20 years and 3 children. When he’s not working with clients to improve their business, Parker loves to ski and play and coach soccer. Be warned that most winter weekends Parker is out of cell range because he is searching for fresh tracks at Crystal Mountain near Mt. Rainier.