Paige Dawson Rodriguez

Founder and President

With expertise in marketing, business strategy and public relations, as well as ‘in the trenches’ experience as a business owner, Paige Dawson Rodriguez brings a unique blend of talent to clients. This ownership perspective shapes her approach to every project: forming a vision; backing it with value-based, efficient direction; and guiding it through with focus and passion.

As president and founder of MPD Ventures Company, Paige brings expertise in branding, marketing and communications. A frequent speaker, she works with executives and entrepreneurs throughout the country to develop key messages, marketing strategies and measurable campaigns, driven by client business goals. She has extensive experience providing counsel for professional service firms, technology companies, associations and nonprofits.

Prior to founding MPD Ventures in 2001, Paige was the co-owner/founder and VP of marketing for a start-up consumer based internet company that was later acquired by a multi-media corporation. Previously, she honed her skills in marketing and public relations with one of the world’s largest consulting firms, Arthur Andersen. For the Cost Management and Baan Software practices, Paige was responsible for formal launch and marketing direction as well as ongoing support nationally. Initiatives included launching conferences and best practice studies, developing strategy, creating tactical marketing pieces and providing focused client communications.

A trained communications and marketing specialist, Paige knows how to ask the right questions, facilitate meaningful discussions and translate complex ideas into a clear, actionable plan. She regularly leads group sessions for executives, management teams and employees ranging from brand and web site development brainstorms to teambuilding workshops. Her specialty is helping communicate intangible business and technology services and processes.

As an Account Executive with Spaeth Communications, she conducted media training, presentation skills and witness preparation courses along with client-specific consulting projects including fighting for tort reform in the State of Alabama for a consortium of insurance companies and their law firms. Paige has provided strategic communications consulting for clients in accounting, insurance, legal, banking, consumer products, education and healthcare industries.

Paige serves on the board of directors for the North Texas Angel Network (NTAN), on the Leadership Dallas Alumni Committee for the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of Entrepreurial Women Presidents (EWP). She is a past board member for Attitudes & Attire, the Epilepsy Foundation of Texas, and the Association for Women in Communications. A Phi Beta Kappa, Paige earned her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, in philosophy and international studies at Southern Methodist University and is a 2010 graduate of the Leadership Dallas program.

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My Strengths

From Gallup CliftonStrengths

1. Strategic
2. Individualization
3. Connectedness
4. Achiever
5. Belief

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What Drives Me Crazy

Complement vs Compliment

When people confuse “complement” versus “compliment”

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What I Love

Notes and brainstorms

Handwritten notes with cursive handwriting and
brainstorming and problem solving

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A Fun Fact About Me

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I grew up on a dairy farm.