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Tech + INNOVATION
+ Design Thinking


An intrapreneur who is passionate about solving problems

Often heard: Saying there's gotta be a better way

Often seen: Trying to make it happen

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Tech + INNOVATION
+ Design Thinking


An intrapreneur who is passionate about solving problems

Often heard: Saying there's gotta be a better way

Often seen: Trying to make it happen

Hello :)

Thanks for visiting. I'm always evolving myself but this sums me up pretty well.

  • marketing professional, technology enthusiast, intrapreneur
  • problem solver, design thinker, finds everything fascinating
  • loves design, spreadsheets, crosswords & furry animals
  • creative, photographer, tinkerer, avid cyclist
  • human-centered, empathetic, glass-half-full-kinda-person

Check out my creative projects, work history and where I'm evolving to next

365 Doodle Series

[in progress]
I want to be better... 
at communicating visually... 
at drawing... at everything.

365 Photo Series

[completed]
Find beauty in everything around you. For a whole year, I challenged myself to capture a creative photo every day.

Someone once told me

[on going]
Experiences & encounters shape who we are. Friends, family and even strangers share what someone once told them...

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Where I've Been


12+ years

omg has it really been that long!?

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Where I've Been


12+ years

omg has it really been that long!?

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Deloitte

MARKETING, TECH ALLIANCES

Worked with leadership, global and regional sales & marketing teams and alliance vendors (Oracle, IBM / Cognos, HP, OpenText and more) to develop go-to-market campaigns.

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IBM

SALES, SOFTWARE & CHANNEL

Won awards for achieving 200% of sales quota, 4th Quarter Fast Start, and “IBM One Million Dollar Club”. Having experience in sales has helped me to understand how to support our sales force more effectively as a marketer.

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Microsoft

MARKETING, PRODUCT & PARTNER

Spent time on the Partner Marketing team, worked with Microsoft’s top 120 corporate partners.

As well as on the Home & Retail team, planned and executed product launches and retail promotions for various software, hardware and games.

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U of T

BBA, MARKETING & CO-OP

Completed a Bachelor of Business Administration at the University of Toronto. Specialized in Marketing and minored in Economics.

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Where I Am Now


Never a boring day! Wouldn't want it any other way.

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Where I Am Now


Never a boring day! Wouldn't want it any other way.

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RL Solutions

Director, Product

My main focus these days is transforming our product team to be user centered and design led. While many companies have product managers who own products (aka solutions), our product managers own customers. We believe that innovation starts by focusing on our customer's evolving problems not the solutions we've built. 

During my time at RL I've also had the opportunity to:

  • Lead product marketing, position our new and existing products, spearhead industry research, support the Sales team
  • Manage the Marketing Programs team and run integrated marketing campaigns: events, digital, print, email & content
  • Tirelessly manage, analyze marketing data to improve customer experiences
  • Lead planning & strategy of our annual client user group conference
  • Develop a social media strategy and manage 3 channels
  • Implement our software at a client site from beginning to end
  • Work with our business partners on co-marketing initiatives
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Where I'm Going


I want to be a change maker and make an impact!

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Where I'm Going


I want to be a change maker and make an impact!

The Master of Design in Strategic Foresight and Innovation is creating a new kind of designer:

  • A strategist who sees the world from a human perspective and re-thinks what is possible;

  • An innovator who can imagine, plan and develop a better world.

 

That's the plan at least. :) I want to make an impact!

Marketing experience + Passion for technology & problem solving + Design Thinking

While debating whether to do an MBA for 2 years, I watched Jen Chow go through the OCADU SFI program and every day I found myself awed and intrigued at what she was learning. So on September 6, 2013, I started the SFI program and am loving every minute of it. I can't wait to go to class and I feel totally pumped after. YA!

I used to think innovation and good design was a mix of magic and sheer genius, and maybe part of it is, but what I'm learning is that there is a process and a way of thinking that can be taught.

"You have to trust the process" - Helen, SFI Business & Design Thinking Prof