(San Francisco) – PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG) today announced the election of Rosendo (Ro) G. Parra to its Board of Directors, as well as the Board of its subsidiary, Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Parra, 49, is a Partner and co-founder of Daylight Partners in Austin, Texas, a technology-focused venture capital firm that provides funding and operating expertise to midstage companies.
Parra has more than 25 years of experience as a successful executive in the technology industry. Prior to the launch of Daylight Partners in 2007, he spent 14 years at Dell Inc. in various executive positions. His tenure at Dell included six years as Senior Vice President and Co-General Manager for Dell’s Americas region. In that position, he was responsible for all of Dell’s operations in the region, including Marketing, Sales, Manufacturing, and Services, representing over 60 percent of the company’s revenues and more than 35,000 employees.
“Ro’s success as a senior business leader and his knowledge of the technology sector make him an extraordinary addition to our Boards,” said Peter A. Darbee, PG&E Corporation Chairman, CEO and President. “As technology continues to re-shape the energy industry and present new opportunities for utility customers and shareholders, Ro’s expertise will be a valuable asset to PG&E. We look forward to his contributions.”
Parra joined Dell in 1993 and rose through a number of senior management posts, including leading the company’s Home and Small Business, Public Sector, and Corporate Sales units. Prior to his career at Dell, Parra was a senior executive with GRiD Computer Systems Inc. in Mountain View, California. He began his career with Tandy Corporation, where he held a number of sales and management roles for 12 years.
Parra currently serves on the Board of Directors of Brinker International, a Fortune 1000 casual dining company. He also serves on the Board of Directors of NII Holdings, Inc., also a Fortune 1000 company and a leading provider of fully integrated mobile communication services designed for businesses and individual customers in selected Latin American markets. A native of Ecuador, Parra earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1982.