Summary

I’m a skilled and personable journalism major who has developed a career in communications, marketing and management. Throughout the last 10 years, I’ve had a chance to work large marketing firms as an event planner and senior management executive and for major communications firms as a broadcaster.

I specialize in managing the creation, planning and execution of branded events of any size and I make sure each event is delivered on time and on budget. I also relish the opportunity to work with new clients and genuinely enjoy meeting new people and developing new interpersonal relationships.

Work History

Work History

Head of Operations and Logistics

BEcause Experiential Marketing
  •  Manage a team of up to 6 operations managers and executives working across a broad variety of campaigns. Supervision of all financial items for live activity including purchase order and supplied costs approval and authorization, as well as budgetary reconciliation.
  • Client Briefing, daily liaison and management of accounts as its sits within Operations remit, both through Client Account Management team and direct to client
  • Sourcing potential new suppliers at the national level by using tested business negotiation tactics.
  • Creation and maintenance of a ‘growth chart’ for each staff, to better help each staff reach their potential. Included in this function are monthly meetings to develop each facet of their business presence.
Aug 2009 - Sep 2010

Supervisor, Event Marketing

Newad Media
  • Manage 4 project managers (2 in Vancouver and 2 in Alberta) officially and 6 across Canada on a project by project basis.
  • Liaise with offices in Toronto and Montreal on each project to allow for national involvement and best practice in project creation and execution.
  • Supervise financial items for all live activity, including purchase order and supplied costs approval and authorization, as well as budgetary reconciliation.
Sep 2008 - Sep 2009

Operations Manager

Smak Media and Promotions Ltd
  • Manage 4 teams of Account Managers and Account Planners working across a broad variety of campaigns.
  • Supervision of financial items for all live activity including purchase order and supplied costs approval and authorization, as well as budgetary reconciliation.
  • Approval of all creative ideas for logistical and financial feasibility
  • Creation of new financial procedures to assure adherence to allocated budgets
  • Negotiation with potential suppliers for both internal and external purchasing requirements
Mar 2004 - Dec 2005

Event Manager

RPM Ltd
  • Assume command of all aspects of the promotion from the minute it leaves the office until the last piece of the operation is packed into the warehouse.
  • Liaising with centre management, store managers, festival and concert staff as well as dealing with all staffing issues, as well as personally supervising the stand during all opening hours.
  • Disassembling the structure and completing all required assessment and evaluation forms.
  • Maintaining continuous contact with the client throughout the entire promotion, providing quality assurance and up to date promotional results.

Education

Education
Sep 1998 - Jun 2000

Communication Arts

Lethbridge Community College

Skills

Skills

Skills and Proficiencies

Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel) iWork 09 (Pages, Numbers, Keynote) knowledge of mobile smartphone platforms (Apple iOS, Android and Windows Phone)  Skilled in multiple web applications including social media platforms Facebook,Twitter and LinkedIn,as well as viral video platform YouTube Supplier Negotiation Rental Vehicle Source and Supply National Logistical Solutions Improv training level 100 through Granville Island Theatresports to assist in better skills in business presentation.