Keith Parnell, CMO

Keith Parnell, Chief Marketing Officer

I am the Chief Marketing Officer overseeing marketing and advertising efforts for Upscale Avenues Realty Group in Hampton Roads Virginia. I am the fractional Chief Marketing Officer overseeing marketing and advertising efforts for the Ghent Eats LLC brands, including three multi-million-dollar restaurants in Norfolk Virginia -- Cogans Pizza Ghent, Cogans Pizza North, and Hank's Filling Station. I serve on the Board of Managers of the Cosmopolitan Club of Norfolk Virginia.
In the past, I served as the Virginia Governor's Appointed Commissioner to the Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads (Hampton Roads Transit's Governing Board), I served on the Board of Directors of Transit Management Company, on the International Board of Directors for Cosmopolitan International, and on the Board of Directors for Hampton Roads Public Transportation Alliance.
I was the Chief Marketing Officer for Prime Eats, LLC, the parent company of four multi-million-dollar restaurants in Norfolk & Portsmouth Virginia -- Gosport Tavern, Still Worldly Eclectic Tapas, Supper Southern Morsels, and The Public House. I was Chief Executive Officer & Strategy Chief of JASE Group LLC, an innovative Creative Advertising & Technology Agency, a company I founded in 1997 and successfully sold in 2018, and a company that guided many clients through million-dollar growth increments. I was Chief Information Officer for Stratum Marketing, and Deputy Chief Technology Officer for The AUTOMARK Group.
Having served in leadership roles for over 20 years, I am a self-motivated leader in company operations and all aspects of the business vision. I have in-depth experience in developing strategies for clients and scoping projects in software development, innovative technologies, marketing, and advertising. I am a successful leader in growth strategy engagements, project planning & management, budget establishment & oversight, and software development lifecycle management. I have proven experience and skill in working with business units to translate requirements and guide development into successful programs.