Jeffrey S. Parker
Jeffrey Parker is a Tax Partner and Co-Leader of the firm’s Personal Wealth Advisors Group, and also a member of the Financial Services Group. With more than 25 years of experience, he provides guidance on complex tax questions for clients in the financial services industry. Jeff specializes in tax services for investment partnerships, such as hedge funds, private equity funds, funds of funds, and MLP Funds, including structuring and compliance.
In addition to assisting fund managers and CFO’s, Jeff has deep expertise in assisting investors in navigating the complex tax rules facing investments in alternative assets. His skills have led him to become expert in advising on personal income tax returns, estate and gift taxes, trusts, and foundations for other high net worth individuals as well.
Prior to joining the firm, Jeff was a Tax Partner with a national accounting firm.
- What words of wisdom or famous quote most influences you professionally?
- "You miss 100 % of the shots you don’t take." – Wayne Gretzky
- Where did you grow up?
- Livingston, NJ
- Describe your college experience in one sentence.
- I had the big college experience at Penn State.
- How do you enjoy spending your time outside the office?
- Spending time with my wife and two sons at my kids' sporting events and bringing them to other events.
- What are you most passionate about with your work?
- Coming up with ideas and solving problems.
- Why did you become a CPA?
- I may be the first person who ever joined the profession for social reasons. I was a marketing major as an undergrad (I received my accounting degree later in my MBA program) and quickly realized that my marketing degree would lead to a lifetime in outside sales, traveling alone from place to place. I was looking for an opportunity to work in a big office with a bunch of people my age, and my dad suggested that I become a CPA and work in a big firm.
- If you had to choose another occupation, what would it be?
- I would be an attorney.
- What is the most played song on your iPod?
- Rosalita by Bruce Springsteen
- What is your favorite TV show?
- What is your favorite nonprofit to support?
- Autism Speaks. I have an autistic nephew, and I think the organization does a great job raising awareness.
- What was your favorite car that you owned?
- My first car, a used 1982 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme coupe in two-tone green. I have a lot of great memories from that car, including road trips to away football games while I was at Penn State and trips to see my friends who lived out of town.