Vendasta’s CEO, Brendan King, has been named a winner of the Canada’s Most Admired CEO™ award by Waterstone Human Capital. Brendan was recognized as the most admired CEO in the Growth companies category.
Since King founded the company in 2008, Vendasta has grown to more than 725 employees and now delivers marketing and technology services to almost 6 million small and medium sized businesses around the world. The company has raised more than $160 million in venture capital and continues to execute its aggressive growth strategy.
Waterstone Human Capital is Canada’s leading cultural talent management firm. This national program recognizes CEOs who have achieved significant accomplishments in their careers with a specific focus on using the power of culture to drive organizational performance. Nominees were scored on five key performance areas: vision, strategy, and leadership; cultural and people development; innovative business achievements and competitiveness; corporate social responsibility; and organizational performance.
“We are so honoured to have Brendan named to this award,” says Jean Parchewsky, Vendasta’s VP of People Operations. “I feel grateful to work alongside Brendan and I am continually inspired by his passion and leadership. He has a magnetism that moves people and sparks our employees to not only dream, but to make those dreams come true. I love his authenticity and passion for meeting and interacting with as many employees as possible. His office door is open to all and there is never a dull moment. I am excited for the adventure ahead with him.”
Brendan embodies Vendasta’s core values of drive, innovation, respect, and agility. As Vendasta’s CEO, Brendan is a key driver of the culture. His belief that leadership has one of the most important roles in business has created a culture of constant growth. Through his incredible drive and actions, team members are inspired to shape themselves and their teams to solve huge problems for their industry. Brendan believes that adapting to change and having a bias for action is key to the company’s success, and he drives that mindset throughout the organization. He works tirelessly to solve problems facing local economies around the globe, and is striving for a brighter, more equitable future in digital.
“At Waterstone we believe corporate culture drives performance and that it’s your organization’s single greatest asset,” says Marty Parker, President and CEO of Waterstone Human Capital and Chair of the Canada’s Most Admired™ program. “The 2022 award recipients demonstrate that putting culture at the center of your strategy drives growth and accelerates performance. They actively craft high-performance cultures that drive extraordinary results and serve as an inspiration for others who want to do the same.”
Vendasta is solving some of the biggest challenges facing businesses today. The majority of local businesses are struggling to purchase, implement, and use technology solutions. Brendan’s continuous drive to innovate, his customer obsession, and laser focus on the company’s vision are leading Vendasta to become a global leader in technology and business development, while growing an incredible team in the heart of the prairies.