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Biography

Marty Parker is chief executive officer and founded Waterstone Human Capital in 2003. Considered Canada’s leading expert on human capital, he is a frequent commentator on issues surrounding corporate leadership and organizational culture and author of the book Culture Connection: How developing a winning culture will give your organization a competitive advantage.

In 2005, he founded Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™, an annual program that recognizes best-in-class Canadian organizations for having a culture that has helped them enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage. In 2014, the program expanded to include Canada’s Most Admired CEO™.

Formerly, Marty was managing director and partner with The Caldwell Partners International, and was executive vice-president of The CCL Group, a leading marketing communications group of companies. His earlier career was with Johnson & Johnson and Labatt Breweries, where he held progressively senior sales and marketing positions.

He has provided expert commentary on the impact and importance of corporate culture and human capital for CNBC, the National Post, Canadian Business and Profit, and has appeared on Canada AM, BNN and CP24.

Marty is a very active member of the Great Lakes Ontario and Maple Leafs chapters of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). He is the former chapter chair and current learning chair for Great Lakes Ontario. He also sits on the Canadian Advisory Board for CLG, a global leader of behaviour-based strategy execution and performance improvement consulting.

Marty and his wife Tanya live in Mississauga, Ontario with their five children. He holds a Bachelor of Arts, with Honours as well as a Master of Science degree from the University of Guelph. Marty loves all sports, coaching, fitness, reading as well as personal and professional development.