Leadership Profile



Richard Padulo, Chairman & CEO


Rick has been voted business-to-business marketer of the year by the American Marketing Association, his company was voted one of the 50 Best-Managed Private Companies in Canada by Arthur Andersen & the Financial Post and he was recently inducted into the American Marketing Association’s Marketing Hall of Legends.

Rick has also been named Socially Responsible Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young and the Bank of Montreal.

Rick takes his community seriously: he has been extensively involved with such organizations as:
  • The Hospital for Sick Children,
  • Women’s College Hospital,
  • The United Way of Greater Toronto,
  • The Royal Ontario Museum,
  • The Canadian Olympic Trust,
  • Toronto Community Foundation,
  • McMaster University and
  • National Ballet of Canada.


Along with lecturing extensively throughout North America, Rick has spent time as an editorial broadcaster, regularly writes marketing columns for various publications and is the author of “I CAN GET IT FOR YOU RETAIL” Down and Dirty Tales of a Canadian AdMan.