Victoria Ollers – Communications Strategy and Planning, Project Management
For over 30 years Victoria has worked in communications. Her experience includes consulting with clients in most industries and sectors and directing communications in-house for Merrill Lynch Canada and Microcell Telecommunications. Her expertise includes corporate and financial communications, public affairs, project management, community relations, media training and crisis and issue communications. She founded GoldFenix Communications in 2002.
John Cowie – Website Design, Digital Media
As an emerging technology specialist, John brings a creative, results driven approach to every business opportunity. With an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong passion to innovate, he designs solutions that achieve results and position his clients as leaders in the technology space. As President of Adlure Media, John leads a team of software engineers and developers that create strategically planned solutions for their clients. He successfully ran the Toronto Adobe Coldfusion User Group for over 3 years, taught software development management business courses at Humber College and contributed to a booked titled Macromedia Flash MX 2004 Demystified. Specialties: Strategic Planning, Social Commerce, Web Development, Mobile Applications, SEO, SEM, Content Management Solutions, Social CRM.
Ann Rutledge, Cert, Tr – Translation, Proofreading, Project Management
Ann has more than 30 years of proven experience in language service management, particularly as the senior director of language services for such dominant North American companies as Microcell Telecommunications and American Express. She has consulted with several major companies, leading their francization programs and advising them on translation and language issues. Ann is an OTTIAQ certified translator with vast experience in translation, copywriting, revision and terminology and is the author of Vocabulaire de l’imagerie médicale, published by the Office québécois de la langue française. A graduate of the Université de Montréal (MA in Translation) and McGill University (B. Mus. and Dip. Ed.), she serves on the jury of the Mérites du français in information technology, awarded each year by the Office québécois de la langue française. As President of the Megalexis Group and as a member and past Chair of the Language Industry Association (AILIA), she is a national figure in the Canadian language industry.
Paul Tyler – Media Relations, Planning
Paul’s experience spans close to 20 years working with clients to plan, manage and execute communications programs including profile-building campaigns, product launches and industry-leading initiatives to community events and customer retention campaigns. Paul has proven himself to be strategic and incisive with strong communication skills and media contacts and a reputation for integrity, collaboration, and client focus. His work includes strategic planning, project management, media strategy and relations and issue communications.
Richard Waterhouse – Creative Direction and Brand Consultancy
Richard is a proven, award-winning Creative Director and Brand Consultant. Boasting over 20 years experience, his ability to help companies to find their voice and to tell their story effectively has led him to work on integrated digital and traditional campaigns in the UK, U.S. and Canada. Currently active on both sides of the Atlantic, his international experience allows him to pull from best-in-class thinking to deliver a fresh perspective on brand development and campaign creation. He has experience of working across a number of key sectors – both public and private.