Seeing a need for business-minded marketing solutions that were as agile as the industries they served, Leslie Vickrey founded ClearEdge Marketing in 2006. As CEO, Leslie leads a team of more than 40 top-notch marketers that help technology, software, professional services and staffing clients differentiate themselves from competitors through services like Branding, PR, and Digital Marketing. Leslie’s passion for creating meaningful connections extends beyond ClearEdge. In 2013, Leslie Co-Founded ARA, a group dedicated to attracting, retaining and advancing women in tech. She’s also on the Board of Directors for i.c.stars and Chicago Innovation; was recognized by The Chicago Tribune’s Blue Sky Vault, featuring 100 of Chicago’s most compelling innovators and entrepreneurs; is part of UIC Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame; and was named one of the 2016 Enterprising Women of the Year. Prior to ClearEdge, Leslie was Marketing Director at industry-leading staffing and recruiting firm Spherion. Earlier in her career, she held roles at McDonald’s and Junior Achievement.