Alan Quarry

Chair at Quarry Integrated Communications

At the end of the day... it's all about people, not technology



Alan Quarry is the Chair of a 100 plus person team focused on helping Quarry Integrated Communications North American clients build their business.

Quarry Integrated is headquartered in St. Jacobs, Ontario and has teammates in Raleigh, North Carolina, San Jose, California and Denver, Colorado.

Alan has taught fourth-year Marketing Communications and MBA courses at Wilfrid Laurier University since 1992. He has also taught Masters level courses at the University of Waterloo and the University of Windsor.

He was recently awarded Honorary Alumnus status by Wilfrid Laurier University.  

Alan has served as an Entrepreneur In Residence at Wilfrid Laurier University, Communitech and The Accelerator Centre. He has been nominated twice for the regional Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.

He currently serves as Chair of BPA which is a global non-profit headquartered in New York City. Alan is a recent addition to the Executive Committee of the South Western Chapter of the Institute of Canadian Directors.

Alan is the founder of the social entrepreneurship consultancy, BarnRaising Associates as well as the founder of the ‘Heart Beats Hate’ global movement. He hosts an internet vlog and podcast for entrepreneurs entitled  “AQ’s Blog & Grill”.

He lives with his wife and golden retriever on the outskirts of Kitchener-Waterloo.