The Venture Center Launches National Search for Executive Director

Posted on November 2, 2022
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Nov. 3, 2022) — The Venture Center, a globally recognized entrepreneurial support organization (ESO), has launched a national search for its next executive director. The position will guide and ensure organizational alignment on all fronts, including The Venture Center’s world-class fintech and entrepreneur programs, administration and strategic plan. 


“It’s an exciting time to be part of the Venture Center and we’re eager to find our next leader who will nurture and grow our programs and reinvigorate our commitment to fueling innovation,” said James Hendren, Chairman of the Board. “There is great opportunity ahead for our organization, from our many entrepreneurial endeavors fueling Arkansas’s growth to our established role in the global fintech space. With the help of our partners, we’ll continue connecting entrepreneurs to critical resources like mentorship, networking, prospects, and world-class accelerators.” 


To ensure the continued growth of the Venture Center, the board of directors is seeking a visionary leader equipped to ensure the organization’s mission is fulfilled through strategic planning and community outreach. The position will work closely with a team of Venture Center professionals to develop and execute effective strategies for ongoing programmatic excellence.


Since its inception, The Venture Center has earned a reputation for inspiring social and economic change in Arkansas and around the world, focusing on education, collaboration, and acceleration within the startup ecosystem. It has a proven track record of leveraging its experience and global network to help clients rapidly navigate changes at the speed of market demands.


Until a new executive director is named, The Venture Center’s Chief Strategy Officer, Mimi San Pedro, will serve as interim director for the organization. Anyone interested in the role can contact San Pedro at with inquiries, or connect with The Venture Center on LinkedIn to apply




About The Venture Center

The Venture Center is a globally recognized Arkansas-based Entrepreneurial Support Organization (ESO) that helps entrepreneurs turn their start-ups into viable, high-growth businesses. By leveraging the expertise of a world-class team of mentors, intensive programming, and introductions to the investor community and prospects, The Venture Center serves as an engine for economic growth in Arkansas and beyond.  Learn more at Follow The Venture Center on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter (@VentureCenter), and Instagram.