Djenaba I. Parker currently serves as general counsel and chief talent officer for the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer. In her role, Ms. Parker advises on all legal aspects and best practices implementation related to the Red Bulls MLS soccer franchise, its minor league soccer team and youth academy, as well as all stadium and arena operations at Red Bull Arena. As chief talent officer, she oversees the development of human resources strategies, including employee relations, talent acquisition, high performance, training and development, policy development, employment practices and compliance, and compensation.
Prior to serving in her current role, Ms. Parker was a legal counsel for Red Bull North America, the North American subsidiary of the global beverage company. Before joining Red Bull, Ms. Parker practiced as an attorney in the Banking and Institutional Finance department at two international law firms. She began her career as an assurance and audit associate at PwC.
Ms. Parker is a graduate of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, where she received her B.S. in Accounting. She received her law degree from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. Outside of work, Ms. Parker has served as a guest lecturer in the Columbia University/ISDE Dual Masters in Sports Law and Sports Management Program.