B.O.S.S, in partnership with the highly successful and respected commercial real estate company, Lindbrook Development Services, Inc., also of Greensboro, NC, formed a joint venture called Executive Suites of NC, LLC to own and operate a NEW facility at 4801 Glenwood Avenue (Raleigh, N.C.) next to Crabtree Valley Mall at the Macy’s end.
Byron was founded by Herbert B. Parks, the Chief Executive Officer, and has been co-led for the last 12 years by Wendy M. Seyboth, Partner and President of both B.O.S.S. and B.E.S.I. Mr. Parks and Ms. Seyboth together have over 39 years of experience in the development and management of serviced and virtual office operations.
Herbert Byron Parks, Chairman of the Board and CEO
Over the 38 year work history of Mr. Parks, he has been involved in the acquisition, ownership, development, construction, syndication, brokerage and consulting services of over $6.5 billion dollars of real estate transactions that included hotels, apartments, warehouses, shopping centers, single-family developments, office buildings, industrial buildings and undeveloped land. Mr. Parks has been the President of Eagle Properties, Inc. since 1986, a commercial brokerage and consulting company, he is the Trustee of a multi-operational restaurant group that operates in northern Wisconsin. Mr. Parks is the C.E.O., Chairman, Director and President of Byron Executive Suites, Inc., a Director and Member of 7 CCC, LLC, and the C.E.O., Chairman and Member of Byron Office Space Solutions, LLC. Mr. Parks is also the Director and a Member of Executive Suites of NC, LLC.
Mr. Parks has served in the past on several select board-of-directors of publically traded corporations, community boards, not-for-profits, scholastic and foundation boards, as well as privately traded companies. Mr. Parks continues to serve on select-private boards, as well as 501 (c) (3) boards.
Mr. Parks was born in Brandenburg, Kentucky and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. In 1982, Mr. Parks began an annually awarded scholarship program at his alma matter, the University of Salisbury, where he also received an honorary Doctorate degree in 2007. He has held real estate licenses in multiple states and continues to remain the North Carolina licensed Broker-in-Charge for several Byron related companies.
Wendy Michelle Seyboth, Director, President, and COO
Ms. Seyboth began her career with Byron Executive Suites, Inc. in 1998 as a receptionist and by 2000 rose in the ranks to office manager, and then continued her methodical progression within the Byron organization through her diligence, perseverance and hard work to become a partner in 2008 on the tenth anniversary of her association with Byron.
Ms. Seyboth’s natural leadership skills and determined approach to solutions led to her additional roles and responsibilities throughout the years, eventually becoming the Executive Vice-President and COO of Byron Executive Suites, Inc., and the President, Member-Manager, Director and COO of Byron Office Space Solutions, LLC. Ms. Seyboth is also a Director and Member of Executive Suites of NC, LLC and Director, Member-Manager of 7 CCC, LLC, a real estate entity that owns, operates, and develops land and commercial buildings.
Born and raised in Greensboro, NC, Ms. Seyboth graduated from Walter Hines Page High School and went on to hold positions in management and customer service. Ms. Seyboth holds a Real Estate/Broker’s License from the State of North Carolina.
Michael J. Smyth, Director and CFO
Mr. Michael J. Smyth has been associated with the Byron companies for over 25 years and has been its CFO since 2001. Prior to 2001, Mr. Smyth held various positions as a Director and Officer of various Byron related companies, including Eagle Properties, Inc., Byron Executive Suites, Inc., Lawndale North Executive Suites, Inc., Piedmont Executive Suites, Inc., Colorworks, Inc., Byron Furnishings, Moss Creek Stables, Inc., and Byron Commercial Properties, Inc.
Mr. Smyth was the President of the Seneca Group, Inc. for over twenty years.
Christopher Ryan Parks, Logistics & Equipment Coordinator
Mr. Christopher Ryan Parks, a Greensboro native, after a lengthy recover period from an auto accident, graduated from Northeast High School located in Browns Summit, NC. Christopher attended Guilford Technical Community College and then UNC majoring in International Marketing. In 1999, Christopher left for Canberra, Australia for the “Outward Bound” program, spending time in Sydney, Melbourne, Byron Bay, Surfers’ Paradise and the outback of Australia. Upon Christopher’s return to United States he entered the Culinary Program at GTCC. In October of 2001, Christopher enlisted in the Army, trained at Fort Benning, GA and subsequently received his Honorable Discharge. Christopher is the owner and registered Master Instructor of several forms of martial arts.
Christopher joined the Byron team in 2005 and is responsible for logistics and equipment for the entire Byron companies.
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