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Anthony J. Parkinson Named to Board of Escondido Innovations

Anthony J. Parkinson

Anthony J. Parkinson

Arizona-based business professional will add financial expertise to film company's profile.

Escondido’s films have consistently come out in the black. In a creative industry that’s also deeply competitive, that’s saying a great deal.”
— Anthony J. Parkinson
PHOENIX, ARIZONA, UNITED STATES, July 12, 2018 / -- Phoenix-based financier, mentor and international business professional Anthony J. Parkinson has been named to the board of Escondido Innovations, an Arizona-based film company whose most recent projects have been finding their place near the top of Hollywood feature releases.

Escondido has had a part in the production of nine films over the past ten years. Among them the box office giant John Wick (2014) and the dynamic musical Stuck (2017) which did very well on the film festival circuit last year.

“Escondido’s films have consistently come out in the black,” says Parkinson. “In a creative industry that’s also deeply competitive, that’s saying a great deal.”

After receiving his MBA from the Wharton Graduate School, Parkinson started his career on Wall Street at the investment firm that became Drexel Burnham Lambert, where he grew to be a key player in the halcyon days of leveraged buyouts and “highly confident” letters.

In the early 1980s Parkinson moved to London as Senior Vice President of Hasbro where he was responsible for European operations. While in England, he purchased Vicarage Jaguar, a company that came to create a new niche in luxury motorcars and acted as an advisor to Mohamed Al-Fayed at Harrods. Since that time, Parkinson has functioned as advisor, investor, owner or CEO of several successful firms.

At present, Parkinson is on the board of several organizations and privately held companies including the 50-year-old the Academy of Applied Science, which administers Science, Technology, Engineering and Math programs where students apply scientific knowledge to life, research and inventions. He is also Vice-Chairman of Urbix Resources, a premier provider of refined graphite powders, pristine graphene, specialty graphite products and clean tech purification.

Parkinson anticipates that his role with Escondido will be in a financial and advisory capacity. “I’m a numbers guy,” says Parkinson. “And I love new challenges. I know that Escondido will be giving me the opportunity to spend a lot of time with both.”

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