hi, i'm alexandra.

I'm a results-oriented & data-driven Delivery, Operations, and PMO leader who gets things done.
I love collaborating to identify and solve concrete business problems through technology.
My interests are in digital design & development (including web, mobile & eCommerce applications) and project, portfolio and program management. I care deeply about user-centric design, stunning creative, efficient operations and effective business management.
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"Jane of all trades"

Diverse skill set with experience in general business & operations management, human resources, training & development, client services, marketing planning & strategy, finance, production delivery (design & development) and product management.

Education & Training

In Progress
Ryerson University, Toronto

ASQ (America Society for Quality)

Human Resources Professionals Association
2008
Bachelor of Arts
English (Cultural Studies), Humanistic Studies
McGill University, Montreal
Incomplete
Graduate Diploma in Operations Management
McGill University, Montreal

Certificate in Human Resources Management
McGill University, Montreal

Expertise

Major site launches

Complex site redesigns and e-Commerce integrations

Marketing & strategy

Launch & adoption campaigns

Agile

Scrum, Kanban or hybrid methodology for software development

Consulting

Technology background balanced with an understanding of key business drivers, ROI and impact.

UX & Creative

User-centric design, creative direction

Mobile

mDOT (mobile site), iOS and Android application development

Big data & analytics

Capture & analyze data to reveal and forecast trends

Web development

Front-end production including strategy, UX & IA, creative and development

Social media & content strategy

SEO & SEM, content optimization

Leader

Manager & coach who leads by example and inspires team members to realize their potential. Experienced in hiring & firing, recruiting, and developing teams.

Languages

Fluently bilingual in English and French, with a background in technical training & documentation. Comfortable speaking publicly.

English
French / français
Spanish / español
Greek / ελληνικά

This is what I do:

...now...

Director, Project Management
K2 Digital (Klick Inc)

  • Oversee growing portfolio of $9MM CAD comprised of ~50 active projects across 18 accounts.
  • Supervise team of 8 Project Managers with ~50 indirect reports.
  • Increase project profitability (P&L); streamline Delivery operations; improve accuracy of evaluations; anticipate & address project risks; define tools & methodologies to ensure project quality & profit.
  • ...and then...

    Director of Operations
    Mate1.com

    Ensure customer satisfaction while maintaining a profitable business operation through effective management of personnel and projects.

  • Lead a team of 4 direct reports (Directors , managers) and ~25 indirect reports.
  • Responsible for profit & loss (P&L), overall operational profitability, staffing, resource allocation.
  • General oversight of production activities and business operations, including project management, product development & design, business intelligence, customer support, and human resources.
  • Director, Projects
    Nurun (Quebecor)

  • Oversee a portfolio representing $18MM CAD in revenue, comprised of 36 client accounts and 600+ projects following waterfall or agile methodologies.
  • Directly supervise up to 14 project managers and coordinators; indirectly manage a team of 19.
  • Director, Digital Products
    Nurun (CEC Publishing)

  • Oversaw the development of a range of innovative educational multimedia products for children.
  • Managed an internal implementation team of 5 and 3 external teams of specialized personnel (video game studio; production and editorial teams)
  • Senior Project Manager
    IC Axon

  • Oversee projects representing ~$2.5M USD annually
  • Direct multimedia project teams of 3-15 on a daily basis
  • Manage 15-25 active projects on an ongoing basis
  • Multimedia Techniques Instructor
    LaSalle College

    Delivered online courses, including:

  • Estimation and Commercialisation of Multimedia (aka Multimedia Project Management)
  • Visual Design for Multimedia
  • Interactive Multimedia Screenwriting
  • eLearning Consultant
    Various companies

  • Conceptualize, design, and develop multimedia courses for public education
  • Clients included: Bayer HealthCare, McGill University, Church & Dwight (Trojan) Canada
  • Learning Technologist
    VIA Rail Canada

  • Produced customized, interactive, cost-effective, bilingual, multimedia training courses
  • Implemented strategies such as gaming, animation, and simulation, that maximized knowledge transfer, increased audience retention, and contained costs
  • Instructional Multimedia Designer
    McGill University

  • Initiated university-wide use of eLearning programs
  • Led training group in implementing multimedia solution