Kevin Parker, President, CEO and Chairman of the board of Deltek, Inc., is a recognized technology industry leader and the driving force behind Deltek's customer-focused strategy of providing superior enterprise software, solutions and consulting to project-based businesses worldwide. Leading more than 1,600 employees in 15 offices worldwide, Mr. Parker looks to further Deltek's industry leadership, expertise and product portfolio in a range of industries, including architecture, engineering and construction, government contracting, accounting, aerospace and defense, IT services and management consulting, legal, professional services, project manufacturing and nonprofit. Prior to Deltek, Mr. Parker served as PeopleSoft's CFO from October 2000 to December 2004. He was also named Co-President of PeopleSoft in October 2004. At PeopleSoft Mr. Parker was responsible for internal operations, as well as worldwide finance and accounting functions, including administration, human resources, legal, facilities and the IT organization worldwide. During his tenure at PeopleSoft, the company significantly improved its margins, increased its cash flow and return on investments, reduced expenses and lowered days sales outstanding (DSO) to best-in-class levels. Prior to joining PeopleSoft, Mr. Parker served as Senior Vice President and CFO for CRM provider Aspect Communications Corp. as well as held senior management positions at Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Standard Microsystems and Toshiba America. In addition, Mr. Parker was previously with accounting firm Price Waterhouse. Mr. Parker is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute. In 2000 CFO magazine named him one of 20 CFOs who would make a difference in the next decade. Mr. Parker received his bachelor's degree in accounting from Clarkson University, where he serves on the board of trustees. Mr. Parker also serves on the board of directors for Polycom, Inc., a leading provider of unified collaborative communications solutions. Profile
TWST: Please begin with a brief overview and history of Deltek.
Mr. Parker: Deltek (PROJ)is an enterprise software company that was started here in Northern Virginia, in Great Falls, almost 30 years