Agency Profile

Company background

With 20 years of experience in strategic marketing and corporate communication, Plainpeak is an authority in its field. Plainpeak started out in Germany in 1991 and has since developed into an internationally operating consultancy with offices in Canada and Germany. In November 2006, Plainpeak's head office was relocated to Edmonton, Canada and a second office was opened in Calgary. Plainpeak's project approach is based on 20 years of experience in marketing and communications, corporate and non-profit strategy development and website development. Plainpeak has worked on web projects with many corporate and non-profit clients including Government of Alberta (Public Affairs Bureau, Service Alberta, Children's Services and Alberta Finance & Enterprise), Legal Aid Alberta, DaimlerChrysler, BASF, SAP, Linsco Private Ledger (LPL) and countless other organizations of all sizes and from varying industries.


Company founders

Peter Urban - Group President, Senior Consultant, Marketing and Communications Expert

Peter Urban Profile Picture 20 years of business experience with a focus on strategic planning, corporate communication, technology and project management. Peter has vast experience working with large organizations world-wide including SAP, Daimler-Chrysler, several ministries within the Government of Alberta such as the Public Affairs Bureau and Alberta Finance and Enterprise. Peter's no-nonsense approach and big picture thinking is highly valued by his clients, he is known for his skill as a project manager, working in complex projects ensuring project success each and every time. Peter is a valued resource in the business community, often invited as a speaker or presenter both in Canada and the US.

Christy Urban - Managing Director Plainpeak Canada, Senior Business Consultant

Christy Urban Profile Picture 13 years of business management and consulting, in both the corporate and non-profit sector with a focus on research-based business analysis, strategic planning for projects, marketing campaigns, sales development as well as financial and project management. With Christy's exemplary attention to detail, her clients always benefit from her rigorous approach to research, analysis and reporting. In addition, Christy's approach to project management is one always valued by the client, she is well organized, easily approachable and without fail, gets the job done, on time and on budget. Christy has over a decade of experience with web projects, having run two web-based businesses of her own in the last decade in addition to her participation in all Plainpeak web projects.

Volker Lehr - Managing Director Plainpeak Germany, Senior Consultant, Marketing and Communications Expert

Volker is the Managing Director of our German Plainpeak office. Prior to this position, Volker was director of communications and marketing at a leading company for electrical construction products. He possesses knowledge in the areas of strategic marketing consulting, brand development and corporate communication. In his role as managing director he oversees Plainpeak's business development in Germany as well as several key accounts.


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