Louis A. Parks is Managing Member at Tyro Capital Management LLC, serving as the firm’s COO, CFO and CCO. Mr. Parks has spent over 30 years on Wall Street in various capacities of senior management. His responsibilities have included overseeing large work forces, managing risk, implementing compliance and ethics protocols, client interface, marketing and revenue production. In addition, he is an investor who focuses on deploying capital and providing expertise to small companies.

Mr. Parks was previously Senior Managing Director, Head of Equities at CL King & Associates as well as Senior Managing Director, Head of Equity Trading at Raymond James Financial.  Mr. Parks began his career as an institutional equity sales trader covering both domestic and international accounts for Morgan Stanley & Company, Sanford C. Bernstein & Company and Merrill Lynch & Company.  

Mr. Parks holds Master of Business Administration and Master of Arts degrees from Columbia University, as well as Bachelor of Arts degrees from Columbia University, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa and New York University, cum laude. In 2000, he established the Louis A. Parks Fellowship in Classics at the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at Columbia University to provide scholarship funding to graduate students studying ancient Greek & Roman history, language and culture.  

Mr. Parks serves on several not-for-profit boards including the League Education & Treatment Center (a school for autistic children and adults), Friends of the Bronxville Public Library (past treasurer and president), The Community Fund (past fundraising chair), Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Alumni Board at Columbia University (past fundraising chair and president), Alumni Trustee Nominating Committee (past chair) and The East 86th Street Association.

He was a recipient of Columbia University’s 2018 Alumni Medal as well as a recipient of the Dean’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2010.