Brett Parry (he/him/his)
Brett Parry brings over two decades of experience navigating diverse cultural environments to his work, applying practical knowledge and real-life skills to business and social situations. He has developed and nurtured relationships with global executives as well as governmental representatives across many borders. Mr. Parry’s business activities have led him to travel throughout the South Pacific region, as well as China, North America, and Europe.
Early in his career, Mr. Parry began working at a Caterpillar dealership in Australia. During his seven years with the company, he held various roles, including some in senior management. Following this time in the world of heavy machinery, Mr. Parry joined a consortium to capitalize on the rapid adoption of cellular phone technology in Australia. This retail experience segued into a role with a master franchisee in Australia, supporting the expansion of the franchise network into Canada, Greece, and the Philippines; this role eventually brought him to live in the U.S.
Mr. Parry started his work in the cross-cultural field conducting programs for families and individuals relocating to his native country of Australia. Apart from English, Mr. Parry is proficient in Polish. He is currently based in the Chicago area with his Polish wife and young daughter.
His educational background includes degree certifications in both automotive and mining plant engineering. In addition to these vocational qualifications, Mr. Parry underwent formal vocal training as an operatic tenor at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Academy in Sydney. After moving to the U.S., Mr. Parry worked in partnership with the Australian Trade Commission, as well as being on the board of ANZACC (Australian, New Zealand, and the American Chamber of Commerce).
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