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A trusted intrapreneur, change agent, and lifelong learner with 15 years of cross-functional experience with a focus on people and transformation.  Proficient in change management, project management, and facilitation across varying industries, including manufacturing, information technology, and higher education.  Communicates and collaborates across all levels of an organization to manage exceptional solutions, while embracing a pragmatic approach and a positive attitude.

 

Relevant Work Experience

 

Sheridan College, Oakville ON, 2018 – Present

Adjunct Professor, Pilon School of Business, 2023 – Present

-Facilitating the Project Management, Graduate Certificate Program.

-Teaching using active learning methodologies in pedagogy.

-Courses include subjects in project management, change management, and business acumen related to project management.

 

Project Portfolio Manager - Admin and Academic, Digital Transformation and Innovation, 2023 – Present

- Oversee and coordinate dependencies across the initiatives in the portfolio and resolve or escalate conflicts.

- Ensure and balance the availability of the required skills and competencies across project and program

   teams within the project portfolio, as mandated and resourced by leadership.

- Lead reviews of any significant initiatives, projects, or programs that have run into challenges; provide

   recommendations as to whether they should be continued, changed significantly, placed on hold, or

   discontinued.

 

Project Manager, Project Management Office, 2020 – 2023

- Create and manage IT project schedule, scope, costs, and resourcing in various Project Management software.

- Manage technology milestones within the project including development, integration, infrastructure, and security.

- Liaise with internal IT departments (Business Systems Analysts, Development/Integration Team, Security, Infrastructure, Service Desk, Marketing, and Organization Development teams) to capture, analyze, and facilitate decision-making and project execution.

 

Christie Digital Systems, Kitchener ON, 2010 – 2016

Technical Project Manager, Experiential Marketing, 2013 – 2016

- Manage 20+ technical projects per year, varying between tradeshows, sponsorships, conferences, and exhibitions.

- Control and monitor budgets for shows and events ranging from $25,000 to $1,500,000.

- Procurement of people, equipment, materials, and supplies to support exhibitions with buying power up to $250,000.

- Lead meetings with stakeholders, internal product managers, sales, and marketing teams to create events to awe and inspire new and existing clients.

- Manage external vendors to initiate, plan, execute, and close high-profile events in scope, on time, and on budget.

 

Technical Support Technologist/Technical Trainer, 2010 – 2013

- Engage with user experience teams on functional testing and user serviceability of future products.

- Train, demonstrate, and support clients for high-profile events.

- Maintain documentation on current and future products and technologies to improve the support of AV systems.

- Ensure customer satisfaction by analyzing, troubleshooting, and resolving issues over the phone, email, and onsite.

- Manage installation, maintenance, inventory, and upgrades of all office meeting room spaces.

- Create Standard Operating Procedures alongside the engineering team in the manufacturing plant.

 

Other Work Experience

Sheridan College, Oakville ON, 2018 – 2021

-Audio Visual Technologist, Conference Centre/Events

 

Elections Canada, Oakville ON, 2022

-Assistant Automation Coordinator

 

KPMG, AVI-SPL, Toronto ON, 2017 – 2018

-Level 2 On-site Service Technologist and Coordinator

Cinematronix, Scarborough ON, 2016 – 2017

-Cinema Solution Specialist

Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto ON, 2016

-Cinema Solution Specialist

-Exhibition Event Coordinator

Giant Screen Cinema Association, Toronto ON, 2016

-Event Coordinator

Awards

Emerging Leader Award Nomination, Sheridan College – People Awards, 2018

Education

 

Business Analysis, Sheridan College, Certificate, Oakville ON, 2023

Junior Business Analyst, Sheridan College, Micro-Credential, Oakville ON, 2023

Project Management, Sheridan College, Certificate – Honours, Oakville ON, 2020                

Mechanical-Electronics Engineering Technology, Advanced Technical Diploma, Durham College, Oshawa ON, 2009

Certifications

 

Project Management Institute

- Project Management Professional (PMP)®, 2022

- Organizational Transformation - OTF, OTI, OTO, 2023

 

Prosci Inc

- Prosci® Certified Change Practitioner, 2023

Scaled Agile Inc

- Certified SAFe® 6 Agilist (SAFe SA), 2023

 

Board Governance Training

- Governance Curriculum, CivicAction, 2023

- Becoming a Board Member, Volunteer Toronto 2023

 

Axelos

- ITIL® 4 Foundation, 2020

 

Friesen Kaye & Associates

- Certified Professional Facilitator, 2013

 

The College Centre, Colleges Ontario/CEC

- Leadership Excellence Program Certificate, (2024)

 

Association of Change Management Professionals

- Certified Change Management Practitioner, (2024)

 

 

Committee Membership / Volunteer Work

 

 

Sheridan College

- President’s Advisory Council, 2023 – 2025

- Employee Relations Advisory Council, 2023 – Present

- Leadership Bridge Program - Mentee, 2023 – 2024

- Empower Peer Mentor, CACUSS, 2023 – Present

 

CivicAction

- Changemakers Needed - CivicAction Summit, 2023

- Emerging Leaders Network Member, 2023 – Present

EDUCAUSE

- Sheridan College Ambassador, 2023 – Present

- Educause Review Advisory Committee, 2023 – 2026

 

Oakville Chamber of Commerce

- Chamber Commons Committee Member, 2023 – 2025  

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