Michael Parris partnered in 1996 with Perry Rogers to oversee primarily the SHAQ Brand and other secondary strategic alliances. The SHAQ Brand has included, but not limited to, the business development, brand management and marketing, public relations and intellectual properties and polices for NBA player, Shaquille O’Neal.

Prior to 1996, Parris had a successful career in law enforcement with the Newark police department in Newark, New Jersey. As a member of the department, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. He has worked and commanded several specialized units including Homicide, Robbery and Internal Affairs.

A native of New Jersey, Parris spent his early school years attending Newark public Schools. Later he attended both Jersey City State College in New Jersey and Fisk University in Tennessee. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management.