Eric Dickmann

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Sound advice for the busy entrepreneur.

"This podcast has a great flow and shared guests who really know their stuff! Eric, the host, really does a great job of keeping the conversation flowing. This podcast is a pleasant listen with the added benefit of business knowledge!

Elizabeth Pampalone

(Beyond The Cause)


Practical , thoughtful and insightful.

"If you’re looking for insightful advice on how to approach marketing for small to midsize businesses you’ve come to the right place. The information Eric provides is practical and easy to understand. Wherever you are on your journey for knowledge on marketing this is sure to guide you in a wonderful direction. That’s what it’s done for me.

Gregorio Sanchez

(Urge Interactive)


New and powerful!

"I stumbled upon this podcast while looking for good content for CMOs. This is where I landed and I couldn’t be happier about it! Eric is extremely knowledgeable and has put a lot into bringing us a great podcast. Thanks so much! A+

Alex Sanfilippo

(Creating a Brand)


About Me

I'm is an executive leader with over 30 years of experience in marketing, product development, and digital transformation, I've worked with large, global companies and small startups to develop strategies to bring innovative products to market.

After years of working in the financial services and information technology industries, including 18 years at Oracle Corporation, I ventured into the world of entrepreneurship by founding The Five Echelon Group. My company focuses on building and executing marketing strategies for small and midsized businesses. As part of this service offering, I serve as a Virtual CMO for multiple companies.

I host a weekly podcast, The Virtual CMO. The show is focused on helping marketing professionals looking for tactics and strategies to improve their company's marketing trajectory.

I also host a YouTube series called Work-Life. The show brings together people from different backgrounds and experiences to talk about their journey finding balance in work and life.

I believe in candid conversations about marketing and am not afraid to call out what works....and what doesn't. I'm passionate about CX - designing for the customer experience, organizational culture, remote work, and building a better work-life balance.

My Expertise

  • Work-life balance
  • Virtual CMO services / executive on-demand
  • Marketing strategy
  • Inbound marketing
  • Marketing automation technology
  • CX (Customer Experience) design
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Remote work
  • Career change and entrepreneurship
  • Workplace culture


Work-life balance means the ability to make meaningful contributions in the workplace while growing and enhancing your wellbeing in the world outside the office. Work should enhance your wellbeing, not detract from it."

Fun Facts

  • Of Norwegian decent, born and raised in Wisconsin and currently living in Orlando, FL 
  • Worked remotely for 25+ years
  • Outdoor enthusiast (camping, hiking, skiing, traveling, adventure trips)
  • Technology geek, loving all things Apple
  • Coffee drinker
  • Bourbon aficionado
  • INFJ
Old Fashion

Speaking, podcasts, and interviews

Eric is a frequent guest on business podcasts, speaks at industry events, and it can be seen on various video interview shows.

Interested in Booking Eric?

Contact Eric to book a time to discuss opportunities!