WHO WE ARE
The Parata Solutions design philosophy is that seemingly simple solutions that are often overlooked can make a difference in battling climate change and decreasing energy usage. By making small changes to a product people rarely consider, like window shades, the team has demonstrated that reducing the carbon footprint and energy consumption can be straightforward and painless. Drawing on experience in construction, design, technology, and energy research, the team seeks to create products that easily make the office environment more comfortable and efficient.
Parata Solutions have a measurable return on investment as a result of positive tax treatment and government support for green initiatives combined with lower energy consumption costs. Improved worker comfort from better control of the office environment is one of the intangible benefits of the improvements.
Christopher J. Nurre
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Nurre has spent his career as an executive developing, managing and executing companies in the following industries: Industrial Design, Commercial Construction, Facility Management, Architecture and Real Estate Development.
His clientele includes Fortune 500 companies, Governmental entities, and privately held companies. Mr. Nurre has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Design, Interiors and Environments from The Ohio State University.
Chief Operations Officer
Mr. Lewis Parks brings over 35 years of business and operations experience to Parata, applying his expertise in building divisions and companies that have experienced rapid growth and were looking to improve performance and service delivery. He has worked with senior leadership, as well as technical teams, to effectively implement strategic and change initiatives across organizations. Lew has coached and advised management teams on new growth and business expansion, capability requirements, improving team and organizational performance, and developing and implementing strategies for future growth and change. He has worked with large companies such as Follett Corp., W.W. Grainger, Arthur Anderson Worldwide Organization, American Management Systems, and had his own consulting firm.
Key functional areas of expertise: Project Management, Operations, Quality & Continuous Improvement, Customer Service, and Financial Management.
Dick Co, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Co is a former research professor of chemistry at Northwestern University. His research focused on solar energy conversion and sustainable construction. Prior to his departure from academia, Dick led the award-winning House by Northwestern Solar Decathlon project in 2017. Dick received his B.S. from the University of California, Berkeley, and his Ph.D. in chemical physics from Harvard University. He is an Executive Scholar at the Kellogg School of Management.
Senior Business Advisor
Christopher Matus was welcomed to the Advisory Board of Parata Solutions in the fall of 2015. Mr. Matus currently works for DIRTT Environmental Solutions as a Territory Representative for Illinois and Regional Support Michigan, Iowa and Nebraska. In addition, Mr. Matus is a Board Member for Lean Construction Institute of Chicago's Community of Practice.
With over 20 years of interior design and construction experience focusing on the importance of sustainability within these disciplines, his vast knowledge will be insightful.