Wave Named Waterstone's Most Admired Corporate Culture & CEO

Nov 27, 2019 | 2 minutes read | Wave news

It’s been a big day today at Wave! We’ve proudly accepted two prestigious awards: Waterstone’s Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Culture and Canada’s Most Admired CEOs. 

We have been grateful this year to receive several culture-related awards that truly embody both what it means to be a Waver, as well as what we’re trying to accomplish at Wave every single day.

What Makes Wave Special?

For the 2nd time running, Wave has been named as one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures by Waterstone Human Capital, but why? If you ask anybody you’ll find a common theme - it’s the people and their values.

Each Waver is a passionate individual who embodies the entrepreneurial spirit to the fullest. We build our product resourcefully, we lead with purpose and we solve with curiosity. These characteristics lead to three common ideals which drive us daily:

  1. When there is a challenge, we thrive.
  2. When there is room to grow, we provoke each other to greater heights.
  3. When there is an obstacle, we support each other to achieve the greatness we are capable of.

These principles are the driving force in our goal of easing the day-to-day life of the entrepreneurs we serve and propelling them to the success we know they're capable of. 

But That's Not All...

We are also excited to congratulate our CEO, Kirk Simpson, on being named Canada’s Most Admired CEO in the growth sector. If you’ve worked with Kirk before, you’ll concur that he is most deserving of this win.

“While I am humbled and honoured to win the CEO award I’m more excited about winning the most admired culture award for the second time.” says Kirk Simpson, Wave’s CEO. It is a reflection of everyone at Wave and the work they do each day to provoke themselves and the people around them to serve our customers and support their teammates in the best way possible. 

"Getting to work with these amazing people is a gift that I am grateful for each day” Simpson continues.

The Most Admired CEO award is granted to Canadian leaders who realize that a strong culture is not secondary in their organization but instead realize that culture drives performance and should be at the forefront of every organization, big or small - and we agree that this describes Kirk to a tee.

“At Waterstone we believe corporate culture drives performance and that it’s an organization’s greatest asset,” said Marty Parker, President and Chief Executive Officer of Waterstone Human Capital and Chair of Canada’s Most Admired™ CEOAwards. “We are proud to be able to present this award to a dynamic group of CEOs who have clearly demonstrated a commitment to culture as a competitive advantage. These individuals deserve to be admired for the many ways they have built and sustained high-performance cultures that underpin all that makes them successful.”



Congratulations to Kirk and every Waver, past or present who has played a role in achieving these honors. Interested in working at Wave? We’re hiring! Check out our open positions. Want to learn more about what drives us every day? Read about our 5 core beliefs.

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