Profiles In Executive

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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

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

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

Recent Positions

Vice President of Information Technology, Calyx Transportation Group

Vice President, Information Technology, Metro Supply Chain Group

Sr. Director, Information Technology, Spectrum Supply Chain Solutions

Accomplishments

Education

Mini-MBA Cycle 2 - Advanced Management, McGill University

Mini-MBA Cycle 1 - Executive Development, McGill University

IT Management, Queen's School of Business

Recent Positions

Corporate Controller, MMM Group Limited

Controller (Ontario), McCarthy Tetrault LLP

Global Finance Manager, MDS Inc.

Accomplishments

- 20% decrease fin reporting reporting cycle time
- 8 straight years income tax savings
- resolved $1M interco. AP/AR discrepancy
- shaved financial close 60%
- saved $150K payroll through AP standardization
- implemented electronic expense tool in record 6 months
- above expectations performance rating over multiple years
- $1M bottom line savings, CEO award, SOX control manual author
- Oracle ERP go-live in record 3 months
- 1st co. wide common GL COA for 25 countries
- $3M+ GST recoveries.

Education

CPA, CGA

BBA- York University (Sculich School of Business)

Recent Positions

Consultant & President, ICTkeynote Inc

Director Professional Services, Huawei Technologies

VP Services & PMO, CIO/IT Strategy, Planning & Collaboration, Alcatel-Lucent

Accomplishments

OPERATIONS/BUS STRATEGY +P&L: Cust Srv, Engineering, PMO/PM, Logistics, Installation (Can/US/Global), IT Leadership & Strategy

CIO-IT+BUS DEVELOPMENT:Engaged Fortune 500 execs, telecom carriers & IT vendors driving Business Dev & B2B breakthru sales by applying CIO-IT practices in relationship/influencer marketing

LEADERSHIP:Mentor hitech teams +new ventures & public keynote speaker on tech trends & business benefits

Education

MBA, P. Eng , MASc, BASc

CIO-IT Governance, Strategy, Bus Alignment & Collaboration

Management, Telecom, IT, Engineering Mgt, -Mobile, Wireless, Fixed (trends, benefits etc)

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