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Leslie Vickrey, Founder & CEO


After working several years as a marketing executive in the IT services industry, Leslie Vickrey became convinced of the need for a marketing firm that offered clients first-class corporate marketing services from professionals who have the sales and business perspective often overlooked in typical marketing functions. ClearEdge Marketing does just that.

In addition to being the company’s founder, visionary and strategist, Leslie supports all ClearEdge project managers and strategic accounts. She is committed to personal service and meets with clients to identify marketing opportunities that will generate the best return. Leslie helps clients transform ideas into reality and successfully navigate potential roadblocks along the way.

After beginning her career in marketing for well-known companies such as McDonald’s Corporation and Junior Achievement, Leslie quickly found a niche in the technology services industry, where she has worked for the past 15 years managing marketing operations and providing consulting services for companies such as Spherion, TAC Worldwide, TechServe Alliance (formerly NACCB), Harvey Nash, The Armada Group, MDI Group and Technisource.

In 2004 Leslie co-founded Visient Partners, a marketing and design firm, where she served as Managing Partner. Prior to Visient, Leslie served as director of marketing and strategy for RiverPoint (formerly DHS & Associates) where she was responsible for enhancing their service-line development process and initiating a sales performance improvement program.

Leslie spent her first several years in the industry working for Spherion Technology, where she directed marketing and communications initiatives for their worldwide operations. At Spherion she helped successfully align business objectives with marketing programs, developed an award-winning global employee newsletter, directed public relations activities and managed several multimedia, direct mail and Web-based marketing programs.

Leslie received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations from Central Michigan University. She is a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). She is also a founding partner of the Chicago Executive Women’s Networking Group, which cultivates and nurtures relationships among senior-level women in IT leadership roles through quarterly dinner events, and ARA Chicago, a group committed to Attracting, Retaining and Advancing women in technology through structured mentoring programs and events.

Although she doesn’t have any children, Leslie’s dogs Sammy and Mac are considered her babies and in the running for the most spoiled pets on the planet! When she’s not busy running ClearEdge, Leslie enjoys competing in triathlons and spending as much time as possible with friends and family. She is also actively involved in promoting Lean On Me Doberman Rescue, the group she rescued Sammy and Mac from.

Leslie is dedicated not only to the success of ClearEdge clients, but to the success of ClearEdge consultants as well. She firmly believes that the ClearEdge team is second to none in our industry and is eager to leverage their expertise to benefit our clients.