What’s your favourite DIALOG project?
The Calgary Cancer Centre is my favourite DIALOG project because it is a classic representation of DIALOG: all of DIALOG's inner communities working together to design a beacon of hope and care for a community in which we live.
What’s one thing about you that would surprise people?
When people walk into our home, they are often surprised to see the number and variety of musical instruments in our living room and that I learned to play them all as an adult. What doesn’t surprise them is to find out that when I play music, music usually loses.
What’s your favourite pastime?
Staying involved in baseball with my adult children – either coaching young ball players, mentoring young umpires, or working as an umpire with one of my sons.

Mark is a seasoned finance professional with over 30 years of experience as a Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Finance, and Corporate Controller. He joined DIALOG in 2017, and is a proven strategic leader with a track record of successfully managing multiple teams across Canada and the U.S. Mark’s experience spans a variety of sectors including oil & gas, clean energy, and financial services. Mark brings an easy-going and relaxed working style to our Calgary studio. He has an uncommon ability to simplify complex issues. In Mark's own words, he loves "connecting a business with the numbers."

I love being part of a design practice that is focused on improving communities, and to see DIALOG's tangible impact on communities across Canada.
Mark Alenius


  • Chartered Professional Accountant CPA Alberta
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Finance University of Alberta