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Marty Parker

  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Management
C231 Benson Hall


Marty Parker’s motto is that he “helps students and companies grow and succeed.” Marty Parker is a highly experienced Supply Chain Executive and UGA Lecturer. With over 25 years of experience in Operations, Supply Chain, Marketing, Strategic Planning, International Expansion, and M&A, he has worked with numerous individuals and tools. He has extensive knowledge of ERP, CRM, and process improvements and is familiar with SAP, Salesforce, and Arena Simulations.

Marty works closely with students and founded UGA’s first Supply Chain Advisory Board. In addition, he leverages his industry connections to benefit board members, student members, and UGA’s Supply Chain Area of Emphasis by improving course content.

Marty has awarded numerous times including the:

Marty also teaches Executive Education courses through the Terry College of Business. Marty serves at the Academic Director for the Executive Education Leaders Academy teaching on managing others, creating a positive work culture, coaching, mentoring and performance consequence management. He teaches additional courses including  Supply Chain Strategy, Service Operations, and Operational Excellence.

As Founder and CEO of Adaept Advising, Marty serves as a consultant and interim/fractional COO, CMO, or CSO for companies with unsteady or complicated operations and processes in the areas of Supply Chain, Manufacturing, and Process Improvement.

Marty is a Supply Chain Influencer on social media (UGA’s own Supply Chain DAWG), tapping into his vast Supply Chain network and knowledge to help companies find new customers and markets and to help his students find internships and jobs.


  • BS, Chemical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1987
  • MBA, Management, University of Georgia, 2006

Research Interests

  • Strategic management (in supply chain)
  • Operations
  • Process improvement
  • Consulting

Awards, Honors, and Recognition

  • 2020 Seawell Faculty Recognition Award
  • 2021 Terry College of Business Outstanding Teacher Award
  • 2022 Student Career Success Influencer Award
  • Named one of Poets & Quants Favorite MBA Professors of the Class of 2023
  • 2023 Hugh O. Nourse Outstanding MBA Teacher Award for the FTMBA elective curriculum

Prior Professional Positions

  • Senior Lecturer | | Strategy Expert in Supply Chain | Interim CEO, COO or CSO | Consultant | Expert Witness Consultant | TechCXO, University of Georgia | Atlanta, GA, 2017-present
  • VP, Marketing, Sto Corp. | Atlanta, GA, 2015-2016
  • VP, Operations, Sto Corp. | Atlanta, GA, 1999-2015
  • Manager, Engineering and Quality Assurance, Sto Corp. | Atlanta, GA, 1996-1999
  • Process & Chief Engineer, Sto Corp. | Atlanta, GA, 1993-1996
  • Research and Development Engineer, Philip Morris | Richmond, VA, 1990-1993
  • Process Engineer, Philip Morris | Richmond, VA, 1989-1990
  • Associate Design Engineer, Philip Morris | Richmond, VA, 1987-1989