Parrett Joins the Principal Financial Group as VP of Consulting
The Principal Financial Group® announced the hiring of Mike Parrett as vice president of consulting, effective August 18, 2014. Parrett will provide advanced consulting to employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), including financial analysis and transaction structuring. He will be based in Indianapolis.
"We are pleased to welcome Mike to The Principal® team," said Jerry Ripperger, vice president of consulting at The Principal. "His extensive experience in finance and ESOPs will be instrumental in strengthening our consulting practice to better serve our clients."
Parrett has nearly 30 years of experience in finance, treasury and operations management. Most recently, he served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Herff Jones, Inc., where he was responsible for overseeing the company's merger and acquisition, finance, treasury, insurance and risk-management functions.
Parrett earned bachelor's degrees in accounting and business administration from the University of Indianapolis and is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Treasury Professional. He previously represented Herff Jones, Inc., on the Employee-Owned S Corporation of America (ESCA) board and is a current member of the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP).