Stage: Venture
Focus: Internet & Consumer
Location: Palo Alto, San Francisco

Parker Barrile is a product builder and Silicon Valley veteran, who applies his passion for marketplaces, mobile, and UX as a partner on Norwest’s Internet & Consumer team.

Most recently, Parker was chief product officer at Prosper, a marketplace lending company, where he led Product, Design, and Engineering.

Previously, Parker was VP of Product at LinkedIn, where he led a product org responsible for 80% of LinkedIn’s revenue during a period of 20x growth (from $100 million in 2009 to $2 billion in 2014). His teams launched consumer web and mobile products that reached 10m+ monthly uniques and enterprise products that served 100k+ clients.

Prior to LinkedIn, Parker was founder and CEO of Predictify, a community-based prediction platform where members could make and vote on predictions regarding current events. Earlier, Parker was a founding member of the Business Operations and Strategy team at Google and an associate consultant at Bain & Company.

Parker has served as an advisor to startups such as Medallia, Thumbtack, NerdWallet, Doximity, and ProCore.

He holds two United States patents.

Parker earned a bachelor of science in mathematics from Stanford University and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.

get to know parker
  • 01
    Do you have a favorite quote?
    "I don't want to live in a world where someone else makes the world a better place better than we do." Gavin Belson, Silicon Valley
  • 02
    What is something people may not know about you?
    Somewhere on YouTube there's a video of me appearing live on a nationally-syndicated morning show.
  • 03
    What are your interests outside of work?
    I love running, and I build iPhone apps in my spare time.