Leadership

Leadership

Peter W. Hart

President and Chief Executive Officer

(Job Description)

With over four decades of service in employee recognition, Peter has been instrumental in Rideau’s rise to becoming a top global provider of employee rewards and recognition strategy. Peter has received many accolades for his charitable contributions and business acumen including being selected as a finalist for Ernst & Young’s 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year. Globally known for his unique thought leadership, Peter currently serves on the board of directors of many organizations including Recognition Professional International and The Incentive Federation - the umbrella organization for the incentive and recognition industry. Most recently, Peter was given the distinction of being appointed to the Wharton School of Business Human Capital Resources Advisory Board. Using his leadership talents for the good of others, Peter currently serves on the board of Accueil Bonneau, a source of meals and other services for over 800 people a day who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

As a globally recognized expert in employee recognition, motivation and rewards, Peter has co-authored two books, written numerous articles on workforce management, and is often called upon to speak at industry events. In his spare time Peter enjoys painting and is an accomplished artist whose works can be found around the world and can be seen at his eponymous gallery in Old Montréal. Appreciating the opportunity social media affords to connect with others, Peter is very active with his personal blog, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages. Peter has a handful of children and even more grandchildren who are constantly looking for more recognition from their grandfather!