CV

I include this page in my website because I want clients to have my professional history.  Often the person engaging my services has to build a business case for doing so. A good weapon in the persuasion arsenal is a plain old fashion CV.  It shows that I have a varied and skilled work experience as well as a solid, university education times two!

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts After Degree
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, 2005
Major: Psychology

Bachelor of Arts
University of Alberta, Faculté St. Jean
Edmonton, Alberta, 1997
Major: History
Minor: French

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

The Stellar Secretary, Virtual  
September 2016 to Present

VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
Owner and operator of The Stellar Secretary, a platform for my Virtual Assistant work. Working for companies who are outsourcing ad hoc administrative needs, such as:

Marketing
Corporate Writing
Website Administration

Archer Management Ltd, London
January 2011 – March 2014

OFFICE MANAGER/EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Office Manager of the Executive Office in London, PA to the President & CEO and executive support to CFO, CIO, Tax Manager, Vice-President HR, Integration Manager, Comptroller and other team members. Responsibilities included:

Gate keeping
Calendar management
Correspondence (email, telephone and post)
Creation and maintenance of client and vendor relationships
Organising meetings, conference calls and office events
Travel arrangements for entire office
Processing of business expenses
Administering accommodation (corporate and serviced flats)
Overseeing the refurbishment of the office and maintaining the physical functionality of the space
Controlling office costs
Ordering of office and kitchen supplies
Receiving, cataloguing, approving and facilitating payment of invoices
Desktop IT support for team members
Liaising with IT department for individual user needs (hardware & software)
Liaising with HR in regards to new starts (contracts, payroll, holidays etc…)
Liaising with Stavanger, Houston, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro offices.
Any and all other team requests be they professional or personal

Continentoil Limited (MBI International), London       
April 2008 – December 2011

OFFICE MANAGER/EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Office Manager of the London and Houston offices as well as PA to CEO and Director, New Business Ventures. Responsibilities included:

Calendar management
Correspondence (email, telephone and post)
Travel arrangements
Organising meetings and conference calls
Presentation preparation
Creating, editing and disseminating various documents
Maintenance of client and vendor relationships
Tracking and facilitating payment of invoices
Cost control
Monthly budget creation, tracking and reporting
Preparation of monthly expenses and cash call
Vetting and liaising with potential staff members
Administration of human resource considerations (financial and legal)
Database administration
Team support

Rio Tinto London, London
November 2007 – March 2008

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT/TEAM SECRETARY (contract position)
PA to Director, Business Development, Vice-President, Sales & Marketing Americas, and Product Director, Metallics, as well as team secretary to the Business Development Team within Rio Tinto Iron & Titanium. Responsibilities included:

Management of diaries
Arrangement of internal and external meetings
Arrangement of travel
Processing of expenses
Creation of presentations
Formation, publication, and dissemination of various reports
Market research
Administration of publications and contracts

Brook Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear
May 2007 – September 2007

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT (contract position)
Assigned to Newcastle City Council as the Personal Assistant to the Head and Deputy Head of Newcastle City Learning. Was responsible for:

Taking, editing, and distributing of minutes for various meetings
Administration of superior’s calendars
Travel arrangements
Telephone and email communications
Facilitating requests for meetings
Event planning
Project planning and execution
Word-processing
Team support

Ethier Associates, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
November 2005 – February 2007

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Executive Assistant to four Partners and approximately forty consultants in a management consulting firm. Duties included:

General word-processing
Postal and email correspondence
Database administration
Creation and modification of consultant resumes
Invoice generation
Event planning and management
Creation of monthly newsletter
Topical research
Website maintenance
Creation and maintenance of office procedures

Canadian Freightways, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
June 2003 – February 2007

LINEHAUL DISPATCHER (full-time summer & holiday/part-time university position)
Junior management role which required organisation of the moving of freight with respect to transportation lines, terminal load factors and driver bid runs. This movement was executed via telephone, email, spreadsheet and online database communications. Trouble shooting for terminal, customer service, and management teams was also a responsibility. Additional administrative tasks included various reports, filing and database entry.