Respect - Quality - Growth - Accountability - Teamwork
At StarGarden we firmly believe people are the source of all imagination, improvement and advancement. That’s why we want to help you make your organization all about the people by empowering them to reach their potential.
Meet our leadership team who make delivering quality products and services possible!
Marnie’s favorite leadership quote:
“As we look ahead into the century, leaders will be those who empower others.”
- Bill Gates
Marnie Larson, as CEO, oversees all operations in Canada, USA and New Zealand.
With over 20 years of experience in the software industry, Marnie specializes in human capital management, payroll, human resources and time and attendance solutions. Her previous positions at StarGarden include COO, Manager of Operations, and Product Consultant.
Marnie received an MBA from Simon Fraser University and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from the University of British Columbia. She has served on the boards of Simon Fraser University’s MBA Alumni Association and the Wired Woman Society, where she worked towards setting the overall direction and strategy for the organizations.
Kara’s favorite leadership quote:
“Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel.
If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.”
- Sam Walton
Kara Abbing is the Client Services Manager at StarGarden Corporation.
She has more than 15 years experience in software implementation and support services and has worked with clients in industries ranging from private sector, healthcare, education and manufacturing.
Kara has a degree in Electronic Engineering Technology.
Wendy’s favorite leadership quote:
“Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence. ”
- Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to lead
Wendy Thomson is the Technical Operations Manager at StarGarden Corporation.
She has over 15 years experience in software implementation and project management, nine of those being at StarGarden. Wendy has worked with clients in industries ranging from private sector, healthcare, education and manufacturing.
Wendy received her Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.), Human Resources and Information Technology from Simon Fraser University.
Martin’s favorite leadership quote:
“Do what is right, not what is easy.”
- Mahbub Shahriar
Martin Dittmar is a Product Manager at StarGarden Corporation.
Martin has more than 25 years of experience in software development and product support. Twenty two of those years with StarGarden Corporation.
Martin has a diploma in Computer Information Systems from Kwantlen Polytechnic University.