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Financial Advice
Marketing Services
Product Management
Business Planning and Advice

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Ph: 541-593-4011
Fx: 541-593-3172

Bend, OR 97707

About Corporate Growth Associates

Corporate Growth Associates was founded to put decades of real-world experience to use helping other companies improve efficiency, reduce costs, ensure financial stability, increase product and marketing success and build a strong brand and a successful business.

We have assembled a team of proven professionals with decades of experience solving real-world business problems and excelling in various business situations. As consultants, we recognize the need to listen to our clients, to be flexible, to provide fresh ideas and insights, to combine our knowledge with yours—and to work together with you to achieve your goals.



Our Founders

Debbie ParigianDebbie Parigian
Debbie Parigian, CPA, is a focused and hands-on senior financial executive with over 28 years experience in a variety of industries for a number of early- and mid-stage companies.  She has played a major role in the development of their growth strategies and establishing the internal systems required to handle their growth. Debbie has also served as a board member, founder, investor and consultant with a number of emerging growth companies. Both as a full-time employee and consultant, Debbie has helped companies like Learning.com, Deschutes River Broadcasting, Pactel Products, HomeTown Buffet, SelectMetrics and more achieve their goals.

Debbie has strong problem identification and resolution skills and is results oriented with the ability to maximize resources. Her areas of expertise include working with start-up and high growth companies in the financial and operational areas, preparing companies for an IPO, mergers, acquisitions and sale of businesses, tax strategies and cash management, accurate and timely financial reporting, development of policies, procedures and controls, and developing and maintaining legal, banking and other professional relationships.

Ileana RoweIleana Rowe
Ileana Rowe is a marketing and product management consultant with cross-functional, multi-channel expertise leading start-up, fast-track growth and diversified high-tech ventures. She holds a recognized position as a key leader in the educational market industry. In her nearly thirty years of experience, Ileana has worked with companies such as Apple, Mattel, Portland Public Schools and Learning.com, using her visionary skills to successfully plan and execute executive-level strategies, formulating a company vision and long-term strategies.

Ileana is truly a global professional, with demonstrated experience living and working across the US, Europe and Latin America. She is bilingual in Spanish and English and has a good understanding of French. Ileana received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of Costa Rica.



Our Consulting Team

Pamela Kislak
Pamela has over 13 years of experience leading corporate strategy, marketing, operations and product management for educational technology companies. Pamela’s strengths include bringing new products to market, scaling rapidly growing businesses, and developing and leading customer and revenue driven teams. A strategic thinker with a “role up your sleeves” mentality, Pamela is responsible for the rapid growth of various educational technology companies including Englishtown, Northwest Evaluation Association, and KC Distance Learning.

Pamela holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and a BA from Dartmouth College. She serves as Vice President of the Board of Trustees of The Childpeace School and as Treasurer of the Board of Create A Path, where she was responsible for brining online learning to this support program for at-risk girls in Brooklyn, NY.

Alia Jackson
Alia is a marketing, program development and management and staff/training development professional with expertise with non-profit projects and start-up companies. In her nearly fifteen years of experience, Alia has worked with such organizations as the Smart Tools Academy, Digital Divide Project, Pipeline Project and Learning.com. She has experience enhancing the success of various groups within an organization, including professional development, product management, support and marketing, and is able to ensure that different departments work together in simultaneous and complementary ways. Alia has strong skills and proven success in marketing program creation, implementation and tracking, as well as planning and managing special programs and projects. Alia earned her Bachelors degree from University of Oregon, and a Master of Public Administration degree from University of Washington. 



Professional Licenses and Memberships

Collaboration and education help keep us in-the-know. We’re proud to have the following affiliations. 

  • Certified Public Accountant, State of Oregon
  • Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accounts
  • Member of Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member of EDCO-Economic Development Commission of Central Oregon (and member of their panel of experts)
  • Member of Opportunity Knocks (Building Thriving Businesses and Individuals)
  • Member of Oregon Entrepreneurs Network