Finance Director, TMGTV Inc.
Finance Director, Canis Media Ventures
COO, Home Shopping Europe
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.
A level Maths, Physics & Chemistry
Degree in Economics and Politics
ACMA (Charted Institute of Management Accountants)
marketing manager, PGS
project manager, CGG
marketing communication manager, Copper Alliance
HEC Business School, France, Master degree
UPMC Paris Sorbonne, France, Master degree
INSA Lyon, France, Master degree
Benefits Operations Manager, AON Hewitt
Executive Administrator/CEO, Toronto Electrical Benefit Administrative Services
General Manager, MS Multi-Sector Non Profit Benefit Plan Administrators
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.
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
Administrative Assistant, City of Brampton - Fire & Emergency Services
Buyer, City of Brampton - Purchasing Division
Purchasing Assistant , City of Brampton - Purchasing Division
- 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
Supply Chain & Logistics Diploma - TriOs College
Principles of Effective Public Purchasing - Ontario Public Buyers Association
Executive Assistant Certificate - Sheridan College
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)
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.
LinkedIn - see www.linkedin.com/in/lisablackburnca
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B Comm, University of Toronto
Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM), Toastmasters International
Associate, Portlington Financial
Tax Counsellor, Liberty Tax
Investment Advisor, BMO Nesbitt Burns
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.
Canadian Securities Course
Bachelor of Arts
Regional Key Account Manager, HumanWare Inc.
Adaptive Technology Sales Consultant, Frontier Computing
Product Trainer, Farelogix Inc.
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.
McGill University - Bachelor of Arts - Industrial Relations
Ryerson University - Certificate of Human Resources Management
Building Curriculum Courses - Adult Learning Program
Vice President-Sales & Marketing, Sinclair Technologies Inc.
Vice President-Sales, WinMagic Inc.
V.P. - International Sales & Marketing, Teklogix Inc (now Psion-Teklogix)
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
BASc-University of Waterloo, P. Eng. (PEO)
Multi-Lingual; English, French, Italian & some Spanish
Miller-Heiman & Export Sales Training
Program Manager, Texas Instruments
Senior Manager, Process Assurance, Entrust
Quality Manager, Nortel Networks
•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.
Master Computer Science
Bachelor Computer Science
Director, Bank Of Nova Scotia
Senior Manager, Man Investments
Manager - Audit, HSBC
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
B. Comm (H)