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Marty Parker

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Waterstone Human Capital

Marty, one of the country’s leading executive search professionals, conducts senior level searches across a diverse range of industries across North America. He is also Canada’s leading expert on human capital and a frequent commentator on issues surrounding executive search, leadership and corporate culture for the National Post, Canadian Business and Profit, and has appeared on Canada AM, BNN and CP24.


Marty is the author of Culture Connection: How Developing a Winning Culture Will Give Your Organization a Competitive Advantage, published in 2011 by McGraw-Hill Ryerson. Culture Connection highlights how a selection of global organizations utilize their culture to drive exceptional business performance and sustain a competitive advantage.


Marty founded Waterstone Human Capital in 2003 and has led Waterstone to become one of the most progressive search firms in the world that is constantly redefining how to find high performance leaders that fit the culture of their new organizations.


Marty is also the founder of The Canadian Corporate Culture Study™ and Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™, which for eight years has annually recognized best-in-class Canadian organizations for having a culture that has helped them enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage.


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 was formerly a member of the Enterpreneur’s Organization for 12 years and a former director of VON Canada and Junior Achievement. He is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and the current Chapter Chair for YPO Western Ontario. He holds a Bachelor of Arts, as well as a Master of Science from the University of Guelph.


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