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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.

Dick Co

Senior Business Advisor


Mr. Co is a research associate professor of chemistry at Northwestern University. His research focuses on better solutions for solar energy conversion through the study of how light and matter interact. He is also a founding member and managing director of the Solar Fuels Institute (SOFI). 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.

Christoper Matus

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.  

William B. Nurre

Chief Financial Officer


Mr. Nurre was the Chief Executive Officer of a $700 Million Claims Processing Facility and Trust. He also was an executive in the banking industry and was involved in international banking, merchant banking, large corporate and municipal finance. He managed offices internationally and domestically. Mr. Nurre is a graduate of the Thunderbird School of Global Management and the University of California, Berkeley. 

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