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Recent Positions

Consultant, Government of Ontario

Director Planning & Project Manager, Loblaw Companies Limited & Symcor Inc.

Business Consultant, CIBC

Accomplishments

I help organizations, leaders & teams connect business strategy with projects, people and doing the work to realize benefits and pay special attention to people change mgmt. and manage risks. As a trusted Project Management professional and consultant (15 + years - PMP), I am solutions driven and I communicate effectively, facilitate, connect & deliver. Expertise includes Strategic Planning, Change & Risk Mgmt., PMO, Governance, Process & Consulting.

Education

Business Management

Transformation, Change & Risk Management

Project Management

Recent Positions

Plant Manager, Atlas Roofing Corporation

Plant Manager, BPB Westroc

Process and Quality Control, BPB Westroc

Accomplishments

BACK TO BASICS Plant / Operation management:

- process knowledge / logic

- key productivity indices: yield, uptime

- liability managing: health, safety, environment

- people's personal sense of achievement / responsibility

- assertive, not aggressive

- caring, not meek

- continuous improvement

- systems, not firefighting / damage control

All to the benefit of the bottom line in a sustainable way.

Education

B.of T. Industrial Chemistry & Biochemistry

trained as 6 Sigma Black Belt

ISO9001:2000 Lead Auditor

Recent Positions

Business Consultant and Owner, Hurst Technology Consulting Inc.

Director, Information Technology, Black Photo Corporation

Manager, Info. Technology Planning, General Electric, Canada

Accomplishments

Participative, mentoring manager. Strong strategic, analytic, conceptual and problem-solving skills. Strong planning and vendor management skills. Implemented complete retail and regulatory application and technology changeovers to improve profitability. Cost-conscious business management. Experience with current Microsoft desktop and server products, mobile computing, networks and VPN. Experience with QuickBooks accounting and implementation (QuickBooks Pro Advisor). I am a Microsoft MVP.

Education

B. Math degree (University of Waterloo)

General Electric Financial Management program

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional October 2016

Recent Positions

Project Coordination / Service Management, TeloIP Communications Inc

Network Specialist / Implementation Analyst, Rogers Communications Inc

Network Engineer(Team Lead), Verizon Communications

Accomplishments

Optimized operational service process that improved service delivery by 25%. Led team of six engineers/provisioners to perform and accomplish Network Services previously completed by 13 as company faced Bankruptcy & constant work force reduction. Conceptualized and implemented the strategic building of Carrier Relationships/Service Delivery within the USA market. Coordinated the planning and execution of the 1st data centers in the USA

Education

M.Sc., Information Systems

B.Sc., Computer Science

PMP, ITIL, CCNA (MCITP in Progress)

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

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)

Recent Positions

Sr. Business System Analyst, Manulife Financial

Sr. Business System Analyst, Loblaw Ltda

Project Manager / Sr. System Analyst, Santander Bank - Chile

Accomplishments

Computer Science engineer with an Executive MBA, Project Evaluation and Management degree.

Strong background in SDLC working in financial and retail sectors. Vast experience and strong capabilities automating manual activities as well as enhancing application systems with an average improvement of 70%

Fluent in English, Spanish and intermediate level in French.

Education

Catholic University of Chile

University of Chile

SAS Institute

Recent Positions

Supplier Software Management, Bombardier Aerospace

Software Systems Development and Quality Management Consultant, Self Employed

Software Systems Development Quality Management, Alcatel Canada Transport Automation Solutions (TAS

Accomplishments

• Specialist in the full Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) for real-time, mission- and safety-critical, embedded and control systems software
• Experienced in the implementation and maintenance of Software / Systems processes and Quality Management Systems, compliant with industry and regulatory standards (ISO 9001, ISO 13485, DO-178B/C)
• Excellent communications and presentation skills, project management skills, and methodical problem solving skills

Education

Bachelor of Engineering

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