John Parris

Parraid, LLC

John C. Parris is co-founder and managing partner at Parraid, LLC, a St. Mary’s County, Maryland product engineering company focused on telemetry data and mission-critical communication solutions.  Prior to Parraid, John was co-founder and CEO for Smartronix, Inc., which grew from a 3-person startup to a $650M global IT and engineering solutions provider before being recapitalized by New York City-based OceanSound Partners in December 2019. Specializing in Cloud Computing and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), Smartronix was a multi-year leader in Gartner’s magic quadrant for global cloud transformation services and provided ISR support services for US Combatant Command clients on five continents.  He is a 1986 graduate of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.