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Natali Altshuler

Natali Altshuler is a Senior Director of Product Development at Electronic Arts Vancouver, overseeing the development of the FIFA, UFC & NHL franchises – a cumulative organization of 500 people. She has been with EA for 14 years after graduating with a BSc, Computer Science from UBC. Natali’s primary responsibility as a member of the Read More

Nick Burton

Nick Burton is a member of the Project Controls & Standards team and our P6 Scheduling Specialist supporting the Capital Infrastructure Project Delivery group. His previous experience at BC Hydro includes time as a Scheduling Team Lead. Nick has a MEng in Environmental Engineering and is a Certified Oracle-Primavera P6 Specialist.

Maggie Buttle

Maggie Buttle is the Senior Project Manager of the City of Vancouver’s Arbutus Greenway project. She and her team are responsible for delivering a high-quality public space for walking, cycling and future streetcar, connecting False Creek with the Fraser River. Maggie completed her Masters in Regional & Urban Planning at University College Dublin, specializing in Read More

Michael Cavilla

Detective Michael Cavilla is a 22 year member of the Calgary Police Service and has been a member of the homicide unit for over 7 years. During his time in the homicide unit Michael has investigated over 170 homicides and led a number of high profile murder investigations. Michael has a vast amount of experience Read More

Peter Cohen

Peter Cohen is the Senior Project Manager for the City of Vancouver’s Viaducts Replacement Project. His team is progressing the detailed design and construction planning for the replacement of the Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts with a complete street network to reconnect downtown historic neighbourhoods with the False Creek waterfront. Peter has over 11 years of Read More

Raj Easwaran

Raj Easwaran joined the Ministry of Health in June 2015 as Sr. Project Manager in the Project Management Office. This is Raj’s first role in Government, after having spent over 18 years in the Private Training industry with the last 10 years involved in Project Management and implementation of major transformational IT systems to colleges Read ... Read More

Mark Fromson

Mark Fromson is a Digital Project Manager, UX Architect and the CoFounder of the curated freelance network LocalSolo.com. Mark is a top digital project management professional with 20 years experience. He has worked with 14 digital agencies in the US and Canada on projects for Starbucks, Sony, Nike, Telus, Adobe, Microsoft, Disney, AT&T, Time Warner Read More

Jimmy Godard

Jimmy is a dynamic, innovative, entrepreneurial, and visionary IT program leader, accomplished at strategic planning, process improvements, and re-engineering. Jimmy is a strong transformational leadership skills, which have been successfully tested through periods of intense global transformational changes, support my achievements in managing Global Enterprise Changes, Merger, Acquisition, Divestitures, Transition, ... Read More

Shawn Hawkins

Shawn Hawkins has been Executive Director of PMV since February 2014 succeeding the organization’s founder Bob Prenovost. Over the course of an eclectic career he practiced law, taught as an adjunct professor at UBC law school and Kwantlen Polytechnic University business school, served in Special Advisor and Chief of Staff positions with two federal cabinet Read More

John Izzo

Dr. John Izzo has been a pioneer on creating successful businesses and emerging work trends for over twenty-five years. Izzo was a pioneer on employee engagement and social responsibility with his book Awakening Corporate Soul (1994), a trail blazer on shifting generational values when he wrote Values Shift-The New Work Ethic (2000), showed how individuals Read More

Tenille Jarvis

Tenille Jarvis is a Franchise Development Director at Electronic Arts Vancouver, overseeing a team of over 50 people within the FIFA franchise. She has been with EA for 12 years after graduating with a BA, Psychology from UBC. Tenille’s role within the FIFA organization includes people/career management, project management across multiple teams, budget and staffing Read More

Qaid Jivan

Qaid Jivan is passionate about entrepreneurship, project leadership, and community-building. During his undergrad, he combined those passions by rolling out programs for the local PMI chapter with the intention of driving better engagement with universities. His first role was as a BA supporting a PMO standup for a large IT/Healthcare portfolio for PHSA. After completing Read More

Roy Johnson

Roy Johnson, MA, CCR, Dip.Ed., is co-author of the top-selling “Turning Conflict into Profit” and a founder and Principal of The Neutral Zone Coaching and Consulting Services Inc. Roy is a mediator, trainer and psychotherapist who works with a wide range of public- and private-sector organizations nationally and internationally. In his presentations, he presents insights Read More

Neil Kelly

Neil Kelly is currently the Director, Project, Program and Portfolio Services (PPPS) at BC Hydro. He manages a group that provides the schedule, cost, document control, risk, commercial management, reporting, RESP management, portfolio management, and other support services to projects delivered by Capital Infrastructure Project Delivery (CIPD). Neil is also the Principal Lead for Project Read More

Karl Klann

Karl Klann is the Director, Technology Project Management Office for MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-op). His team is responsible for the delivery of a business and technology transformation portfolio in support of MEC’s goal to be the most viable, vibrant outdoor retail business in Canada. Karl is an experienced business and technology leader with expertise in Read More

Stephen Mason

Stephen Mason, PMP (since 2006). Stephen is a Scheduling Team Lead and has a leadership role on the Project Services team. He leads a group of Schedulers and Cost Analysts that support projects delivered by the Capital Infrastructure Project Delivery group. His team’s work helps ensure that we can meet our Corporate Priority of “Delivering Read More

Ron McGowan

Ron McGowan has over 30 years of experience in many leadership roles relating to project and product management and PMO’s. He is a certified Project Management Professional, PRINCE2 Registered Practitioner, and Scaled Agile Framework 4.0 Program Consultant (SPC). As an SPC he provides Agile training for the Boeing organization and manages their Vancouver delivery focused PMO. Read More

Tina Merry

Tina Merry is a Senior Development Director, specializing in leading large, globally distributed development teams to achieve outstanding results and delivering products to market. Since 2003, Tina has been with Electronic Arts Canada (EA SPORTS), shipping over twenty-five “AAA” video games as a project leader across various platforms and genres, on time, while consistently exceeding Read More

Sunjay Nath

Sunjay Nath travels globally sharing insights on leadership and performance. He is best known for his trademark, “The10-80-10 Principle” which is a framework that helps individuals and teams improve performance. This methodology combines best practices with small wins to help people empower themselves. Sunjay was a founding Vice President of an e-learning company based in Read More

Simon Orrell

Accruing experience with business leaders and agile environments since 2004, Simon Orrell became one of three Certified Enterprise Coach’s in Canada in 2010. He has been working with individuals, teams, and leaders to help transform oil and gas, financial services, and construction businesses. A background including P.Eng. and PMP accreditation provides Simon with a pragmatic Read More

Maria Patten

Maria Patten has been involved in Project Management for over 30 years. She has experience in many areas of technology and business, having worked in a number of industries in England, Canada, USA and Scotland. In addition, she has experience in many different roles including Technical Management, Application Management, Testing Management, Service Quality Management, and Read More

Paul Pelletier

Paul Pelletier is a corporate lawyer, project manager, international professional public speaker, author, and business executive with over 25 years experience in senior roles in government and industry. Honored in 2016 as one of the top 125 influencers in the global project management profession, Paul is a PMI Registered Education Provider and has written many Read More

Nitin Sinha

Nitin Sinha is currently a Senior Manager (and Operations Leader for Projects) with twenty years of experience in Information Technology (IT) and a strong background in strategy and finance. In the past Nitin has worked at large Banks, Financial Services, Insurance, Retail and Utilities companies. Nitin’s areas of expertise includes Business/Technology Strategy; Program, Portfolio, and Read More

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Jarred Thomas

All the way from the land of the long white cloud (New Zealand), Jarred Thomas brings an offshore perspective on project management. Starting his project management career in civil construction through to running a municipal PMO, he gained experience managing multiple different types of projects. After which he created his own PM consultancy. Throughout this Read More

Saby Waraich

Saby Waraich is an International Speaker & Mentor with over 17 years of experience in Information Technology, Project Management and Leadership Development. Saby is currently heads the PMO Division at City of Portland, and is an adjunct Professor at Portland Community of College and University of Phoenix. Saby has been serving PMI Portland Chapter as Read More

Steve Wilson

Steve Wilson is the Managing Partner for Qooluun Ventures Inc., a Haisla social enterprise dedicated to First Nation project management, First Nation Social Innovation, Shared Value creation, Risk Management Mitigation, reconciliation, trades and management accreditation, supply chain management, and integrated project delivery. Steven has 25 Years of experience in First Nation negotiations.

Lindsay Yeats

Lindsay Yeats is a Senior Development Director at Electronic Arts Vancouver, with over 12 years of project management experience in the video game industry. In her role, Lindsay is responsible for overseeing the development aspects within the FIFA Franchise. Her responsibilities include project planning and execution, project auditing, performance and career management, and financial management. Read More

Dan Zollmann

Dan Zollmann served as Program Director for the technology investments required to enable UBC to double and distribute MD training. He also represented UBC in the development of a number of the new capital facilities required, and was instrumental in building the organizational capacity to operate and sustain the newly implemented technology-enabled learning platform. Dan Read More

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