David Parkes | Director of IT | Cushing
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David Parkes

Director of Information Technology

What are your duties and responsibilities at Cushing?
I am the Director of Information Technology, and my responsibilities involve the development and maintenance of Cushing’s IT infrastructure, including network storage, backup and disaster recovery, production workflow solutions, hardware and software troubleshooting support, maintenance of our document management solutions and  support for our Onsite Service Center installations and applications. Whew!

In short, my goal is to get the right information in front of our team, and customers, when they need it.

How would a Cushing client describe working with you?
Hopefully they feel that I listen carefully to their concerns and provide appropriate solutions for their needs.  And if I’m not the right person for the situation, that I’ll see them through the process of getting the help they require.

What are your top 3 favorite films?
In no particular order (and of the many I covet) –  On the Waterfront, Network, and All That Jazz.

What is your favorite part of Chicagoland?
The waterfront, theatre scene, restaurants and the camaraderie of the people (definitely NOT the weather).