Brent VanParys

Brent VanParys

Partner, Accounting and Advisory


BDO Norwich



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Executive Summary

Brent is a Chartered Professional Accountant, a Family Enterprise Advisor, and a Partner at BDO Canada LLP, operating from the firm’s Norwich and Woodstock offices.

As Practice Leader of The BDO SuccessCare Program, he provides business transition and exit strategy planning for privately-owned and family controlled businesses. He is a trusted advisor to generations of business families and stakeholder groups, helping them understand and manage the challenges of being in business together. 

Brent facilitates strategic planning engagements with owners and management teams in a variety of industries including manufacturing, transportation, and agriculture and has worked with large groups of stakeholders in forming vision and strategic direction. His collaborative method combines the expertise of management with his own business knowledge to produce a clear, actionable plan to take the business to its intended destination.

An accomplished speaker, Brent presents topics of interest to private businesses at workshops and conferences. He is an experienced moderator and has overseen candidate debates at the federal, provincial and municipal levels. He is currently a Director and the Treasurer of the Woodstock General Hospital Board of Trust and frequently uses his skills and experience in the service of his community.

Professional Affiliations

Canadian Association of Farm Advisors

Professional Designations & Education

Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA), Institute of Family Enterprise Advisors
Family Council Facilitator, Canadian Association of Family Enterprises
Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario
Bachelor of Business Administration, Wilfrid Laurier University