November 19 - 21, 2024 | Austin Convention Center | Austin, TX


Parker Karnan

For the past 16 years Parker Karnan, 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 and his team are focused on the specialty run industry and strive to half-step the ever-changing running landscape.

Parker’s career includes roles as VP of Sales at Brooks Sports, a sales rep for Performance Sales West, and as Executive Director of Running Industry Association (formerly IRRA).  He believes a great consultant earns their keep by figuring out what to do next.  Experience is important to the extend it provides wisdom to navigate the future.

A California native, Parker resides in Woodinville, WA, with his wife of 25 years and 3 children.  When he’s not working with clients to improve their business, Parker loves to ski, coach soccer, and eat cheeseburgers.  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.

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