Impressive history of GIGL CEO Joey Parsi:
Joey Parsi, Founder & Director:
Joey Parsi had a long and successful career as an investment manager and entrepreneur. He had a 20+ year career working on Wall Street for Lehman Brothers, Sutro and Company, and Prudential Securities. Parsi previously served as an investment advisor for Lehman Brothers; senior vice president at Sutro and Company, where he managed and oversaw millions of dollars for individual and institutional investors specializing in IPOs and technology equities; and worked at Prudential Securities where he oversaw client assets in a number of investments.
In 1998, Parsi opened Barron Chase and was able to expand the company to more than 30 employees. In total, Parsi and his team raised more than $30 million in funding for nine separate companies, many of which are now publicly traded on the NASDAQ markets.
After liquidating the business in 2001 he joined TD Waterhouse, where he personally managed more than $350 million in assets for clients, and oversaw more than $1 billion in assets in his region.
Parsi then went on to found Giggles N’ Hugs (GIGL).