Chris Holmes Parker

Chris Holmes Parker

CEO

As CEO, Chris is responsible for all facets of the business and has provided leadership in a variety of roles prior to becoming CEO in 2019. He led the Autonomous Systems group for seven years, focused on AI-based control of UAV-UGV teams, seekers for next-generation munitions, sense/avoid capabilities for aerial platforms, GPS-denied navigation, and other high-risk, high-reward technologies.

Prior to joining OptoKnowledge, Chris earned a Ph.D. in dynamics and control systems from Oregon State University. As a scientist, engineer, and entrepreneur his passions are engineering and business. Leading OptoKnowledge’s dynamic and fast-paced team allows him to pursue both passions as we strive to marry lightning-paced development with impactful solutions to our clients’ biggest challenges.