Mel Parker is Vice President and General Manager of the North America Consumer and Small Business divisions. In his role, Mr. Parker is responsible for leading sales, marketing, strategy and operations. Additionally he is Chairman of the Dell African American Employee Resource Group.
Before joining Dell in 2009, Mr. Parker served as Vice President of North America Sales and Marketing with Newell Rubbermaid.
During more than 21 years in operations, sales and marketing, Mr. Parker has held numerous senior leadership roles such as Senior Vice President of Sales North America, Vice President Marketing North America, General Manager and Brand Manager at multiple Fortune 500 Companies that include Corporate Express/Staples, Bristol Myers-Squibb and PepsiCo.
Mel has a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point (New York), where he majored in computer science and minored in electrical engineering.
He is a decorated combat veteran and graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger and Airborne School. He served with distinction in the 82nd Airborne Division at Ft Bragg N.C.