Laura Heijdens

  • Ottawa US-ON
Laura Heijdens

Volunteer Experience

Recording Secretary

Political Policy Planning Committee

2013 to Present

  • Record and provide minutes for society meetings
  • Provided miscellaneous voter outreach and event support for federal political party (2012-2013)

Recording Secretary

Canadensis Botanical Garden Society

2013 to Present

  • Record and provide minutes for board meetings

Work experience

Work experience
Mar 2014 - Present

Marketing Support

ArcPlexus Inc.
  • Build marketing presentations for potential investors and clients
  • Worked with the executive team on marketing and branding strategy
  • Author clear, client-facing documentation for complex technical systems
Jul 2013 - Present

Event Staff

BBW International
  • Provide front-line support for different types of events and tradeshows
  • Adapt and learn unique products and services to properly represent a variety of interests and industries
Mar 2014 - May 2014

Contractor – Data Entry and Product Testing

Tristan Interactive/Acoustiguide Interactive
  • Work with exhibition designers and interpretive planners to digitize content and proof it for use in interactive website and mobile applications.
  • Review iOS and Android applications to ensure the highest quality product is being delivered to clients.
  • Website analysis, identification and reporting content issues.
2008 - Mar 2014

Regional Sales Coordinator

AGF Investments Inc./Funds Inc.
  • Provided a reliable and professional point of contact for financial advisors
  • Worked with the Vice-President of Sales to identify high-value prospects and secure in-person meetings nation-wide.
  • Organized sales events in several different cities to increase AGF's exposure to financial advisors
  • Assisted with the building of advisor relationships by ensuring quick access to details that could be used for future correspondences
  • Met or exceeded weekly targets to become one of the top ranked coordinators in the country
  • Became a reliable source to members of other sales teams for questions relating to new software or exploring functionalities of CRM and email distribution software
  • Built sales and marketing materials to support wholesalers
  • Managed individual team expenses and regional budget
2007 - 2008

Contractor – Legal Department/Reception

March Networks
  • Updated contract database, revamped and maintained filing system
  • Prepared documents for signature
  • Organized and catalogued documents for easy reference
  • Conducted corporate research on potential and existing clients
  • Facilitated office operations
2000 - 2007

Sales Associate

Pet Valu/Pet Food Plus
  • Provided expertise in the merchandising of stores across Eastern Ontario
  • Provided customer sales and support
  • Researched and stayed current with pet food products, nutrition and health information to present customers with the most relevant information
  • Trained new employees and was selected to help with training and staffing for several locations across the province


Sep 2001 - May 2005

Bachelor of Arts in English

Carleton University


2010 - Present

The Canadian Investment Funds Course

The Investment Funds Institute of Canada
2013 - Present

Food Handler Certificate

City of Ottawa