Brent VanParys

Partner, Business Transition Services


BDO Norwich



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Executive Summary

As the Central Group Practice Leader for BDO Business Transition Services, Brent provides business transition and exit strategy planning for family-owned and private businesses across Ontario and Manitoba. He is an experienced facilitator, helping business families and stakeholder groups communicate and collaborate to build their future together. 

Brent facilitates business-planning engagements with owners and management teams in a variety of industries including manufacturing, transportation, and agriculture. His collaborative method combines the expertise of management with his business knowledge to produce a clear, actionable plan to help drive the business.

An accomplished speaker, Brent presents on topics of interest to private businesses at workshops and conferences. Brent is also an experienced moderator and he has presided over candidate debates at the federal, provincial, and municipal levels. He is currently Chair of the Woodstock General Hospital Board of Trust and frequently uses his skills and experience to serve his community.

Professional Affiliations

Institute of Family Enterprise Advisors
Canadian Association of Farm Advisors
Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario

Professional Designations & Education

Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA)
Family Council Facilitator
Chartered Professional Accountant
Bachelor of Business Administration, Wilfrid Laurier University

Community Involvement

Chair, Woodstock General Hospital Board of Trust