Paul LeBlanc

Paul LeBlanc

Chief Executive Officer, Arrivals + Departures

Paul grew up in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. He’s a serial entrepreneur having started up multiple successful companies over a 25-year span.

In 1990 at 19 years old, he co-founded Coastal Communications with his father which he sold to Mickey MacDonald in 1996. He then founded marketing firm, Arrivals+Departures (formally “Extreme Group”), one of Canada’s largest independent marketing agencies with offices in Toronto and Halifax. Paul also co-founded other ventures like Karma Gaming, behuman clothing and Iconic Brewing. He is also a shareholder in VistaCare Communications, a telecommunications infrastructure company with over 400 people.  In 2017, he purchased CMP Equipment in Charlottetown PEI. CMP produces custom food processing equipment for major food producers around the world like McCain Foods. In January 2019, Paul sold CMP to Food Process Solutions, a global food processing manufacturer.

Paul is a member of YPO. He is the recipient of the Top 40 Under 40 award in Canada, and has been awarded “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst and Young. He’s in the Top 50 CEO’s “Hall of Fame” and has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most influential Marketers.