Jessica L. Parker
Senior Compliance Manager
Focus 1 Associates LLC
January 31, 2019
(Medford, OR) – Focus 1 Associates (“Focus 1”) announced today the recent addition of Jessica L. Parker, CPA, CIPM, Senior Compliance Manager. “As the former head of SOC 1, ISAE 3402 and Internal Control Programs for a globally recognized specialist CPA firm, Jessica brings a new perspective and a wealth of experience to Focus 1’s compliance consulting practice,” said Tobin S. Cochran, IACCP, Focus 1’s Managing Member and President.
“Focus 1 is well known for providing practical expertise and solutions for their clients. I am excited to be able to apply my skillset in a more hands on consulting approach,” explained Jessica. Tobin added, “Jessica’s previous responsibilities provided her significant exposure to front, middle, and back-office systems and processes across a broad spectrum of investment advisers.”
“As the SEC increases its exam coverage of registered investment advisers and the regulatory landscape continues to evolve and grow in complexity, it’s important that we continue to add experienced consultants who can complement our team,” said Focus 1’s Senior Member, Linda F. Beckmann, CSCP. “I’ve always had a great deal of respect for Jessica and all that she accomplished as both a mother of three boys and a busy professional. I’m very pleased Jessica chose to join our team.”
Prior to joining Focus 1, Jessica also had executive responsibility for over a hundred GIPS® Verification clients and served as a member of the firm’s quality control and training committees, along with the firm’s steering committee. Her contribution was instrumental in the firm’s strategy for growth, education, and compliance with regulation.
Headquartered in Medford, OR, with offices in Newport Beach, CA and the greater Los Angeles, CA, Tampa Bay, FL and Boston, MA areas, Focus 1 specializes in assisting SEC registered investment advisers—institutional, wealth advisers, family offices, and advisers to private funds—with their compliance needs under Rule 206(4)-7 of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.