Marlene has been actively involved the agriculture industry in Canada since 1983. She holds a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Economics, and traded and exported Canadian commodities (including pulses) internationally for 20 years while working for Cargill Grain, XCAN Grain Ltd, and leading Berdex Canada Ltd.
In 2003, Marlene co-founded Mercantile Consulting Venture with Anthony P. Temple, who she had worked with at Cargill. (Anthony served as VP of the Cargill Trading Group in Brazil and as VP and GM of LDC Canada Ltd). Mercantile is a professional services company specializing in private label market intelligence, risk management solutions, and project consulting. The company has grown to be active in Canada, Australia and the EU.