TRACK 2: Roofing
J Wales Enterprises
Josey Parks is CEO of J Wales Enterprises, a portfolio of companies that span roofing, home solutions, construction, and technology. He is a serial entrepreneur and technology evangelist who specializes in bridging the gap between traditional manual labor industries and advanced technologies like machine learning and artificial intelligence. His newest company, Cognitive Contractor, is dedicated to leveraging the power of big data and predictive analytics to advance and empower contractor industries. In his early 20s, Josey got his start as a business owner, first specializing in metal roofing and construction. He was one of the youngest recipients of the Inc. 5000 award, was featured on CNBC's Blue Collar Millionaires, and is a guest speaker at events and on television and radio shows nationwide, working with such companies as Home Advisor and shows like This Old House. Josey is recognized for his leadership as a millennial entrepreneur and industry innovator. His latest project is dedicated to discovering and training the future workforce for contractor industries through partnerships with leading companies, youth programs, and schools.