Jess Parmer is a partner in UBIMS, Inc. He holds a Ph.D. (Ohio State University, 1988) in classical languages & literature, with specialties in paleography and epigraphy, and field training in archeology.

Parmer has worked in various editing capacities, including in the field of philosophy, and owned a small business for nearly a decade. His writing interests are economics and politics, and their interactions in markets.