Arlene Dickinson is a 20-year veteran of Canada’s marketing industry, and is CEO and sole owner of Venture Communications Ltd.
Her vision has driven Venture’s growth, successfully building it from a small, local firm into one of Canada’s largest independent marketing firms, with offices in Calgary, Toronto and Ottawa.
Arlene believes strongly that marketing’s purpose is to deliver business results. She is well known for pioneering how marketing can be accountable to delivering on clients’ business goals.
Her accomplishments, vision and leadership have been recognized with a number of awards, but perhaps her greatest honor was Venture's selection as one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies for three consecutive years.
Since Fall 2007, Arlene has appeared as one of the “Dragons” on CBC’s Dragons’ Den – a national television series which invites people to pitch business ideas to the Dragons, in an effort to persuade them to invest.