SANTA ANA, Calif. – December 9, 2020 – Goodwill of Orange County is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to its respected board of directors: Justin Ayre, an executive vice president at PIMCO, and Zachary Parker, President of Redline Detection, a manufacturer of diagnostic test equipment for automotive markets.
“We are thrilled to add the talent, passion and energy of Justin and Zack to our board,” said Nicole Suydam, President and CEO, Goodwill of Orange County. “Our mission work to help people facing barriers find meaningful employment is now more important than ever, and their respective expertise in investments and business management will be a tremendous asset as we look to expand our reach and serve more people here in Orange County.”
Justin Ayre is an executive vice president in PIMCO’s financial institutions group in the Newport Beach office, specializing in investment management services for financial institutions. He previously served in PIMCO’s advisory group, focused on risk management and strategic advisory services to public and private organizations. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2012, he was a director in KPMG’s risk consulting practice, performing financial risk advisory services for U.S. financial institutions. He has 20 years of investment and financial services experience and holds an undergraduate degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst, a Certified Financial Risk Manager and a Certified Public Accountant in California (inactive).
Zachary Parker is President of Redline Detection, an Orange-based industry-leading designer and manufacturer of professional grade diagnostic leak detection equipment for automotive and heavy-duty truck markets. Parker has lead the Redline team for 13 years, ushering in growth and global industry recognition, including most recently being named SEMA 2020 Manufacturer of the Year. Prior to joining Redline in 2007, Parker was a commercial real estate broker for 12 years, and also has 15 years’ experience in the finance industry serving as an investment banker. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, and is a regular guest lecturer at his alma mater for MBA candidates about growth strategies and entrepreneurship.
Ayre and Parker began a three-year term with Goodwill of Orange County in October 2020.
About Goodwill of Orange County
Goodwill of Orange County helps people who are facing barriers find and keep jobs, which provides purpose, pride and dignity. Since its inception in 1924, Goodwill has supported hundreds of thousands of individuals through quality training and education programs, supportive employment services for people with developmental and physical disabilities, on-site job coaching, community integration programs, veteran employment services, and more. The nonprofit operates a collection of 25 retail venues throughout Orange County, including five OC Goodwill Boutiques and its e-commerce platform shopgoodwill.com, to support these life-changing programs and services. To learn more about Goodwill of Orange County, visit ocgoodwill.org.