Gizza Job

Right. Won't go into the full story here, but I find myself suddenly and unexpectedly on the job hunt again.

After four terrific years flacking my brains out as a senior exec. with some of Canada’s foremost public relations companies, I've decided to explore options to re-enter the technology sector, where my career began. I'm certainly not averse to agency gigs, of course - the priority is to find the right fit with a creative, growing organization. Right now, it's all about finding a job where the sanity level exceeds the craziness.

Here's a representative snapshot from the top of my résumé. I'll post the full thing online later. Always feel a little egotistical writing stuff like this, but it's all true and verifiable - I have the scar tissue to prove it. This is what I've been doing in the last few years:
  • Managed 45-person global marketing organization for Canada’s third-largest software company, with total accountability for US$4.5 million budget.
  • Grew market share of global software company’s principal product to 42% (by independent estimates), through focused and intensive marketing campaigns.
  • Created and grew new Technology Practice for Canadian arm of large international PR agency, generating $1.2 million in new revenue in first year.
  • Developed and presented compelling new business pitches resulting in significant key account wins against very strong competition (including winning business with Accenture, eBay.ca, Agilent, MDS Inc., AOL Canada, H&R Block, and others).
  • Led the communications plan for one of the largest and most successful technology sector mergers in Canadian history – Hummingbird's $300 million acquisition of PC DOCS Group.
  • Successfully managed the integration of two international marketing organizations into one with minimal disruption to clients, staff and business partners.
  • Co-designed and executed long-term PR strategy for Compaq Canada that led to national media coverage increasing by 64 per cent in first 12 months.
  • Co-founded successful UK-based software company; negotiated acquisition by Canadian technology firm; relaunched in North America and helped manage through $36 million Initial Public Offering.
If you hear of any openings that might seem like a fit, let me know.