David Parry, President & CEO of Accelerate360, has led the company since January of 2019. He is responsible for growing and diversifying the business’s unique value proposition for retailers and brands which leverages consumer media and robust distribution logistics infrastructure to create product availability and drive affinity.
As President & CEO, David has led Accelerate360 through several strategic acquisitions and investments. Recently acquisitions of Dakota News, Inc., Media Solutions, and Bauer’s U.S. publishing business have added thousands of retail locations to the company’s industry-leading network of distribution assets and have deepened its wholesale magazine, book distribution, and general merchandise business with the addition of several leading media brands. These acquisitions followed strategic acquisitions and mergers including CoMag Marketing Group and a360media, a media company with 22 brands and some of the industry’s leading celebrity and active lifestyle brands including Us Weekly, Life&Style, Men’s Journal, and many more.
Parry continues to plan the path and lead the charge for the $1.5B company, and in 2022, he oversaw a $360M refinancing deal that provided the company with strong liquidity to drive continued growth. A truly unique partner for retailers and CPG brands, Accelerate360’s solutions connect content, culture, and commerce. Today, the company is pioneering eCommerce marketplaces and DTC platforms with the support of an all-new, hyper-automated distribution center that provides in-store or home delivery in two days or less.
David has more than 40 years of experience in the publishing and distribution industry. He started his career with Condé Nast Publications where he held various management positions and later worked in leadership roles for Martin News Agency, a large independent wholesale distributor. Before joining Accelerate360, David served as President and CEO of The News Group U.S. (TNG), after serving as President and CEO of MagNet, L.L.P., an international data management company.
During his career, David has been esteemed with many awards, including Chief Executive of the year in 2014 from the Jim Pattison Organization. David graduated with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration (B.B.A) from the University of Idaho where he also played football for the Vandals.