Marty has owned and operated 13 companies since he was 21 years old. His first company was a technology startup, after which he ventured into audio production, retail, the hospitality industry and most recently advertising/marketing. The current co-owner and operator of two successful businesses, Marty is presently involved in operations in Calgary and the United States.
Who is Marty?
He has been a crucial player in all phases of startup and growth, including corporate strategy, sales and marketing, operations and financial management.
Among these current business are Evolve Business Group Inc., which he founded in 2004 and has since remained its president and a participating business advisor. Marty brings 24 years of strategic management experience, sales and business coaching to his Evolve team. Marty recently sold his successful Calgary restaurant, San Remo Ristorante in which he was a co-owner for 15 years. At one point the SR Group owned 3 locations and a pizza place. In 2007, Marty and good friend Ron Jarrett, launched Mark of a Man Inc. This is a training program for young men, ages 17-21, that teaches life success skills.
Marty joined a publically traded, advertising company called Rare Method as interim CEO in May of 2010 to bring new energy, management and vision to the company (an Evolve Business Group client initially). He subsequently privatized the organization, re-branded the company Rare Communications with offices in Calgary and San Antonio, TX. In 2015, Marty sold the business to a competitor from Ontario.
Marty was awarded the Business Coach of the Year for North America and the Recipient for Global Contribution to the coaching profession*. In addition to international recognition, Marty has been selected as one of Calgary’s Top 40 Business Professionals under 40 by Calgary Inc. magazine. Marty was awarded the CYBF Canadian Mentor of the Year. More recently in 2011-2013, Marty was selected as one of 18 entrepreneurs to represent Canada at the G20 Entrepreneur Summits in France, Mexico City and Russia.
Over the last two years, Marty has gotten back to pursuing his passion for speaking as a keynote speaker and expert on personal performance and business growth. Visit Marty’s website for more information at ww.martypark.com and watch for his upcoming book, Tiger by the Tail, in late 2017.
Businesses Owned – 12
Years Coaching – 11
Years as an Entrepreneur – 20
Businesses coached and trained – 517
Hours coaching, advising, improving people and growing companies – 20254
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