Parker Mitchell is an award-winning entrepreneur who deeply understands how to build high performing teams and winning organizational cultures.
Over the past decade, Parker has been named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young, was selected as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, has received two Honorary Doctorates of Engineering, and was awarded the Meritorious Service Cross from the Government of Canada.
As a McKinsey consultant, and later as Deputy to the co-CEO of Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund, Parker systematized management and culture to build more effective organizations. Most notably, Parker founded and led Engineers Without Borders. During his 10 year tenure, EWB grew into an award-winning social-mission organization whose work was highlighted by the Harvard Business Review, NY Times, Financial Times and many others.
Through these experiences, Parker saw that those organizations that put teams and people at the center of their change programs, achieved the greatest success. Parker launched Valence to equip companies with tools that engage employees as active participants in transformation initiatives. Leaders at Dow Dupont, TD Bank, Roche, McKinsey, and dozens of Fortune 500s now harness Valence's platform to change teamwork culture at scale.
"Meaningful, lasting behavioral change is a complex process, requiring timely personalized guidance. Startups like Valence provide teams with a fabric of interactive activities that emphasize mutual feedback and allow them to learn on the job while doing the work they always do."