President & Co-Founder
Martin Perelmuter is an unapologetic idealist. He is passionate about people and ideas and, after 25+ years in the speaking industry, believes more than ever that a great speech can provide the impetus for action and be a catalyst for change.
Prior to co-founding Speakers’ Spotlight, Martin was a corporate lawyer at a prestigious international law firm. While he realized early on in his career that he needed to do something more entrepreneurial, he learned some incredibly valuable best practices while in law that have shaped his approach to client service and business management.
Martin’s views on the speaking industry have been reported in various television and print media, and have been published in over 60 countries. He has been a guest lecturer at several colleges and universities, and was a keynote speaker at the Public Words Speaker Forum at The Center for Public Leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School in Cambridge.
Martin currently serves on the Board of Governors of the International Association of Speakers Bureaus, whose membership is made up of speakers bureaus, lecture agencies and speaker management companies located around the world, including the US, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, the UK, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands, Turkey, Cyprus, South Africa, Australia, South Korea and India.
Martin is a graduate of the Faculty of Economics at the University of Western Ontario, and the Faculty of Law at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto.
He lives in Toronto with his wife and business partner Farah, and their children Jade and Cole. He is an avid reader and music lover.