Seasoned production manager, experienced in all aspects of the print production process and end to end program management combined with a compassionate leadership style and results driven orientation

Work History

Work History
2012 - 2016

Purchaser, Ontario | Heart and Stroke Foundation 

Heart and Stroke Foundation Canada, Toronto

  • Led in procurement, negotiations and management of vendors for print, digital and incentives for Lottery, P2P and Jump programs to deliver business goals by building internal and external   relationships through weekly touch points, accessibility and  solutions  orientated approach
  • Managed timelines, contracts and expenditures in excess of $2MM through development of excel template and simplified file management approach
  • Developed excel based scenario planning template to assess RFQs across multiple dimensions for key Foundation programs (Jump, P2P), ensuring optimal vendor selection
  • Appointed Canada Post resource within the team, keeping abreast of changes in process and specifications and building strong vendor relations
  • Spearheaded process to expand vendor network, leading to addition of 2 new vendors able to deliver medium sized projects more efficiently than existing Foundation providers
  • Established mentor relationship with the team by fostering collaborative working environment  to further professional development in the areas of print production, process and vendor management 
  • Contributed to the development of cost effective program tools through active participation in cross functional team meetings
  • Achieved  high level of proficiency with internal systems (Great Plains)
  • Consistently demonstrate Foundation values
    • Captain BIG Bike 2016, co-captain  2015,
    • Staff  Lead Heart Healthy Lunch
    • Staff Lead Blind Auction for Bike Month
    • P2P Volunteer Canvasser
2006 - 2012

Production Manager

Armstrong Partnership LLP, Toronto
  • Managed production process end to end from concept development to material delivery across a range of multi-faceted, complex programs, purchasing in excess of $2.5MM in print annually
  • Managed department requirements including, hiring and management oversight of  freelancers to address work flow
  • Led development and execution of  new audio visual and static POP displays including packaging, kitting, fulfillment, digital integration (QR codes) and inventory management
  • Spearheaded procurement and production for national outdoor festival , co-ordinating with regional suppliers and clients to develop print, outdoor signage and structures according to location footprint,  including releases, storage, set-up and take down 
  • Introduced collaborative  working process with vendors and clients to achieve improved efficiencies in direct mail programs through consideration of web, litho, digital and trafficking options
  • Initiated annual cross functional presentation of new developments in print technology, direct mail and premiums 
2000 - 2006

Senior Production Manager

Jeffrey Simbrow Associates Inc., Toronto
  • Purchased all production materials on 2 key accounts, managing in excess of $1 MM annually
  • Charged with managing and hiring of free lancers and training of new staff
  • Managed budgets and reconciliations on all aspects of projects, including internal and external suppliers from job initiation to client delivery
  • Scheduled studio time and managed docket process to ensure timely delivery in accordance with approved budgets
  • Tendered bids and sourced suppliers for print production, radio production, model agencies, photo studios, creative development, mail houses, translation services and digital media 
1997 - 2000

Production Manager Fidelity Group Pensions Canada

Fidelity Investments Canada Ltd, Toronto
  • Purchased print for the department in excess of $1.5 MM annually
  • Managed inventory control on all forms and kits through Fidelity warehouse
  • Executed departmental direct mail initiatives (minimum of 4 campaigns per year)


1995 - 1996

Graphic Communications Certification

Ryerson University, Toronto



Print Production

Project Management


Team Building

Vendor Management


Inventory Control

Premiums and Incentives

Studio Scheduling


Microsoft Office Suite


Available upon request