I liked working with Marina while she was a Business Analyst at Vadim. She is focused, has a drive to get things done, and infuses the team with the same energy. As a BA, she was excellent in defining the requirements that were both accurate from the product point of view, and also precise from the developers perspective. She handled the ongoing communication well, keeping everybody updated, constructively answering questions with minimum delay. As a developer, I liked working with Marina because she could understand the “dev language”, and in turn I was confident the information she provided was correct and leading to success.
Robert Began, Software Engineer, Vadim Software (Stardyne Group)
Marina is a professional and experienced Project Manager. She keeps everyone in the team focused, proactive, organized, and always keeps her projects in check. Her “get it done” attitude, and always keeping an eye on any opportunity for improvement made her a great contributor to the organization. I was very fortunate to have her as my manager and mentor while she was with QHR Technologies.
Radian Baskoro, Project Manager, QHR Technologies (now Logibec)
I worked with Marina on several projects before she left Accenture. I found her to be very professional in all her interactions with both staff and clients. She was also very organized and delivered her projects on-time and on-budget – a great project manager.
Michael Senior, Manager, Accenture
From 2001 to 2003 (approximately), Marina reported to me as an IT Project Manager, managing mid-size IT implementations. Marina was a very capable individual – well organized, a good communicator, and responsive to client needs. In her role as IT project manager, she was reliable when it came to ensuring effective project delivery, and demonstrated good quality control and process focus, which is how she got involved in leading a ‘recovery’ effort on one of our key Engineering projects. She worked very well with the technical lead on that project, and regained the customer’s confidence in our work. She was promoted as a result of her performance on that assignment. Based on my past experience with Marina, I would absolutely recommend her for future project management roles.
Corinna Garriock, Senior Manager, Accenture
I have been working with Marina for the last 9 months and can say without hesitation that she is a pleasure to do business with. Marina created a marketing strategy for my business and performed an audit on my web site making recommendations to improve the user experience, conversion rates and search engine optimization. Marina also provided a social media strategy and educated me on various aspects of digital marketing so I could fully understand the reason for the changes being made. If you are looking for help developing a marketing plan for an online business, I encourage you to consider Marina.
Pamela Ballantyne, Gallery Owner & Artist Representative, Ballantyne Gallery
When I initially reviewed Marina’s resume I wasn’t sure what she would contribute to my project but I knew that I had to have her on my team. Within the first few days she opened my eyes to the importance of Project Management and helped me get a failing project back on track. With each new project since then I have applied what I learned from Marina only to realize that I will never be able to manage a project as well as she does. Marina’s business insight is invaluable and when combined with her knowledge of accounting, law and marketing there is no question of the value that she brings to a team.
Doug Wilson, Software Development Manager, Enquiro Search Solutions Inc (now Mediative)
Marina provided us with a very impressive usability study of a couple of our web sites. The attention to detail and professionalism of the reports was outstanding, and I’d be happy to recommend her, and Enquiro, to anyone.
Dan Perry, SEO Director, Turner Broadcasting
Marina is an outstanding research manager that knows what her clients are looking for and is steadfast in accomplishing her goals. I highly recommend her for your projects.
Eric M. Bell, Sales Director, Global Market Insite (GMI)
Marina has played a key role in creating and developing the society. As President, she promoted the society throughout the community and helped plan and coordinate project management events. Speaking on multiple occasions to the society members, Marina has demonstrated and shared her knowledge of project management best practices.
Michael Ratch, President, Project Management Professionals Society of the BC Interior