Parrish Gunnels serves as the Sr. Director of Information Security / CISO for Invitation Homes, a Blackstone company. Invitation Homes is the nation’s leading company for leasing single-family homes. With more than $10B in assets, the company offers over 45,000 rental homes across 14 regions.
He has more than 16 years of IT experience in various functions such as business analysis, project management, development, policy and process creation, business continuity management, internal / external audit, risk management and information security. His experience includes working in multiple industries including financial services, telecommunications, and chemical manufacturing. Over the past few years, he has been focused on developing information security programs and securing existing networks through risk analysis, control definition, and user experience. Parrish holds a Master’s of Business Administration from Texas Christian University and certifications as a Professional Project Manager (PMP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).