Demos Parneros
CEO | President | Board Director

Demos Parneros

Demos Parneros is an experienced and innovative retail and e-commerce leader, helping Staples grow from a startup to a Fortune 100 company, serving as President of North American Retail and E-commerce businesses. He subsequently took on the role of CEO at Barnes & Noble, leading a focused transformation plan, which eventually led to the sale of the company. In addition to previously serving on several high-profile company boards, Demos now leads CityPark LLC, where he has invested in over a dozen companies, including several leading-edge retail technology startups.

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Demos Parneros
CEO | Board Member | Angel Investor & Advisor

Demos Parneros

Demos  is an experienced and innovative retail and e-commerce leader, helping Staples grow from a startup to a Fortune 100 company, serving as President of North American Retail and E-commerce businesses. He subsequently took on the role of CEO at Barnes & Noble, leading a focused transformation plan, which eventually led to the sale of the company. In addition to previously serving on several high-profile company boards, Demos now leads CityPark LLC, where he has invested in 15 companies, including several leading-edge retail tech startups.

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Advisor,
Board Member,
& Investor

As Founder of CityPark, LLC, Demos has invested in over a dozen startup and growth companies primarily in retail tech, future of shopping, and omnichannel experience. Having evaluated 100s of pitches from entrepreneurs, Demos Parneros has forged new insights and relationships that provide a new perspective on disruptive business opportunities. He partners with several VC funds, evaluating and mentoring startups. Demos also consults for medium and large companies.
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XRC Labs
Fillogic
Vaultie
Cleancult
Adelante Shoe Co.
Bitreel
Wealthramp
FRANK
SuperAngelFund
Character
Mogul
Macondo Vision
Target 100
123BabyBox
HospiceMatch
Nan's Market
Sobre Mesa / Sudbury 29
Demos Parneros at NASDAQ

Retail &
E-Commerce Expert

Demos held executive positions at Barnes & Noble and Staples, and has been at the forefront of efforts to drive digital adoption and omni-channel focus to confront secular changes in the industry. He’s attracted and inspired high-performance executive teams, restructured legacy retail and e-commerce groups, launched innovative and flexible store formats, and established deep relationships within the Wall Street analyst and investor community.
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