Richelle Parham is a Managing Director at WestRiver Group (WRG), a Seattle-based venture, debt and equity company with $2B in assets under management (AUM). Prior to WRG, Parham was a partner at Camden Partners, a private equity firm focused on lower middle market growth stage investments and served as Chief Marketing Officer of eBay. Parham also served in numerous executive leadership positions at Visa Inc., Rapp, and Digitas.
Parham co-leads WRG’s Experience Fund with Managing Director Scott Maw, leveraging her operating expertise, and consumer and digital marketing to lead investments in the consumer experience economy. Parham is passionate about WRG’s purpose to drive diversity of gender, ethnicity and thought with its co-led, gender-balanced fund investing model. She is known for empowering the next generation of diverse leaders and is recognized as one of the most influential marketers in the world.
Her honors include Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, Forbes 50 Most Influential CMOs in the World, Savoy’s Power 300 and Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America, and Top Innovator of Marketing and Advertising by Black Enterprise Magazine. She also serves as Executive Chairman of Shyn, is a Member of the Board of Directors of Best Buy, LabCorp, and e.l.f Beauty.
Parham holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus in Marketing and a bachelor’s in Design and Merchandising from Drexel University, where she serves on the board of trustees.