George G. C. Parker is a non-executive director of Colony NorthStar, Inc. He previously served as a director for Colony Capital, Inc., the predecessor to Colony NorthStar, since its initial public offering in September 2009 until January 2017. Professor Parker has been a distinguished member of the finance faculty of Stanford University's Graduate School of Business since 1973 and is currently the Dean Witter Distinguished Professor of Finance (Emeritus). At Stanford, Professor Parker has held a series of senior positions, including Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Director of the M.B.A. Program, Director for Executive Education, and Director of the Stanford Sloan Program for Executives.
Professor Parker is a member of the board of directors of Threshold Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded biotechnology company, and First Republic Bank, a California banking company. From March 2001 to January 2015, Professor Parker served on the board of directors of iShares Exchange Traded Funds, an investment company, including as independent chairman. Professor Parker served as a member of the board of directors of Tejon Ranch Company, a publicly traded real estate development company, from May 1998 to March 2015, including as Chairman of its Audit Committee. From 1996 to 2009, Professor Parker served on the public board of Continental Airlines, Inc., including as a member of its audit committee.
Professor Parker holds a Bachelor of Science from Haverford College and a Master of Business Administration and Ph.D. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.