Profiles In Executive

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Recent Positions

Finance Director, TMGTV Inc.

Finance Director, Canis Media Ventures

COO, Home Shopping Europe

Accomplishments

Transformed TMGTV from a TV station selling airtime to a "product owner" selling products via Infomercials, E-commerce, Retail and International wholesale.. Increasing revenue from $8 million to $65 million, with sales in more than twenty countries.

Education

A level Maths, Physics & Chemistry

Degree in Economics and Politics

ACMA (Charted Institute of Management Accountants)

Recent Positions

Benefits Operations Manager, AON Hewitt

Executive Administrator/CEO, Toronto Electrical Benefit Administrative Services

General Manager, MS Multi-Sector Non Profit Benefit Plan Administrators

Accomplishments

Dynamic, results oriented financial services executive, and management professional with in depth experience in general management, staff leadership, strategic planning, board governance, project management. Extensive experience in pension plan operations/client relationship management. Managed teams, operating budgets, risk, assets over $700M. P&L responsibilities. Built trust funds and an administration corporation from the bottom up to include all the infrastructure of IT, Finance, HR, Comm.

Education

Bachelor of Science Degree- U of Toronto

Certificate in Personnel and Industrial Relations- U of Toronto

Retirement Plans Associate (RPA, part of CEBS) Certificate -Dalhousie Univ

Recent Positions

Administrative Assistant, City of Brampton - Fire & Emergency Services

Buyer, City of Brampton - Purchasing Division

Purchasing Assistant , City of Brampton - Purchasing Division

Accomplishments

- Successfully completed an Honours Diploma in Supply Chain & Logistics through TriOs College
- Managed assigned procurement projects in excess of one million dollars for the City of Brampton
- Educated city departments and vendors on the City's Purchasing By-Law and procedures
- Developed and maintained trusting relationships internally and externally
- Successfully obtained the Principles of Effective Public Purchasing certificate through the Ontario Public Buyers Association

Education

Supply Chain & Logistics Diploma - TriOs College

Principles of Effective Public Purchasing - Ontario Public Buyers Association

Executive Assistant Certificate - Sheridan College

Recent Positions

Senior Audit Manager (contract), ENGIE Canada Inc. (formerly GDF Suez Canada Inc.)

Principal, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (formerly CICA)

Manager, Professional Standards, Ernst & Young (formerly RSM Richter LLP)

Accomplishments

Finance influencer & regulatory powerhouse, with diverse experience, who can help you with financial reporting for public & private companies (IFRS & US GAAP), securities regulation (worked at the OSC), auditing, consolidations, budgeting, strategic planning & systems conversions. Ability to identify issues & recommend solutions.
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Education

CPA, CA

B Comm, University of Toronto

Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM), Toastmasters International

Recent Positions

Associate, Portlington Financial

Tax Counsellor, Liberty Tax

Investment Advisor, BMO Nesbitt Burns

Accomplishments

Handled a large book of business as Investment Advisor for Private and Corporate accounts. Held a Resident Investment Advisor position within the BMO Bank Branch for over 5 years. Conduct bank onsite meetings for clients and staff. Educated staff and management about the Investment Markets. Referred business to the bank for Mortgage and Insurance Retail deals. Provided clients with regular review of their portfolios and the investment market conditions.

Education

Canadian Securities Course

Bachelor of Arts

Recent Positions

Regional Key Account Manager, HumanWare Inc.

Adaptive Technology Sales Consultant, Frontier Computing

Product Trainer, Farelogix Inc.

Accomplishments

As an experienced sales and training professional, I am client-centric and consultative by nature, maintaining exceptional customer satisfaction levels and effecting better-than average, approximately 95% customer retention results. Creative and dynamic, I always look for novel ways to improve efficiencies and boost product acquisition levels resulting in a steady range of 3% to 5% increase in sales revenue from year to year.

Education

McGill University - Bachelor of Arts - Industrial Relations

Ryerson University - Certificate of Human Resources Management

Building Curriculum Courses - Adult Learning Program

Recent Positions

Vice President-Sales & Marketing, Sinclair Technologies Inc.

Vice President-Sales, WinMagic Inc.

V.P. - International Sales & Marketing, Teklogix Inc (now Psion-Teklogix)

Accomplishments

SALES, MARKETING & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SENIOR GLOBAL EXECUTIVE: MULTI-LINGUAL, TECH-SAVVY, TEAM BUILDER, PERFORMANCE-DRIVEN

Expertise in building & motivating domestic & global sales teams, channel partners & strategic alliances in N. America, Europe & Asia-Pacific

P&L responsibilities with both public and private companies. Emphasis on team building & bottom line results

Education

BASc-University of Waterloo, P. Eng. (PEO)

Multi-Lingual; English, French, Italian & some Spanish

Miller-Heiman & Export Sales Training

Recent Positions

Program Manager, Texas Instruments

Senior Manager, Process Assurance, Entrust

Quality Manager, Nortel Networks

Accomplishments

•Successfully managed the inception, implementation, and deployment of large multi-site software projects.
•Drove project decisions primarily through metrics and risk analyses.
•Managed software supplier engagement.
•Successfully led organizational and operational changes, to improve quality of products and services (productivity gain 15%, 10-fold improvement in testing cycle).
•Managed ISO 9001 programs, and assessed SEI CMMI maturity.
•Built multi-sited teams from the ground up.

Education

Master Computer Science

Bachelor Computer Science

Recent Positions

Director, Bank Of Nova Scotia

Senior Manager, Man Investments

Manager - Audit, HSBC

Accomplishments

Set up of a joint venture for an investment firm; established and maintained a financial controls framework; introduced operational efficiencies; conducted workshop training for banking professionals; guest speaker on Internal Controls

Education

B. Comm (H)

CPA, CA

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