Mark Venning founded Change Rangers in 1996. Working primarily with non-profit and business leaders, he offers insights and direction on the business & social aspects of aging demographics and helps organizations adapt their positioning to meet the challenges of “recoding a longevity society”. On this website, he writes a weekly blog to advance this conversation.
With his a vast knowledge of aging, longevity & work and career issues, Mark delivers research & advisory services, blogs and speaks on topics such as marketing to segments of an older adult consumer audience, global trends and changing concepts of aging demographics and age-inclusive community design.
Mark’s expertise in career & talent development as a facilitator and advisor has found him working in both the corporate and not for profit sectors. He has designed and delivered courses, sat on advisory panels, coached and reviewed business plans for start-ups. With a special focus on Entreprenuership in Later Life, he advises business professionals leaving corporate careers, to help them as they reinvest their talent designing a “portfolio” of enterprising activity.
Ongoing in 2018, Mark is a member on the marketing committee of the Oakville Chamber of Commerce. He is co-founder (2014) of Planet Longevity a thought leadership panel, and Director of Corporate Development to a Brain Imaging Research company, Cognimetrix Inc. He joined Futurpreneur Canada in 2014 as a mentor for young entrepreneurs 18-39.
Mark held an industry leadership role (2004-2007), as Global President for the Association of Career Professionals International (ACP International), and was Board Chair for the Canadian Education & Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC) (2013-2014).
As of June 2016, Mark joined the Board of the Oakville Galleries, a contemporary art museum. He is a member, chairing the Marketing/Communications action team of the Halton Community Benefits Network, a working advisory group focused on promoting a regional strategy for Community Benefits Agreements & Social Procurement.