Evalign

we are about

Commitment. Relationships. Diligence.

History

Founded in 2005, Evalign was started by Nina Jolic because she saw her software clients struggle with the implementation of the multi-million dollar software solutions they took months to painstakingly select. Seeing a divide between expectations and delivery, her vision was to bridge the gap between business and technology by deepening collaboration and building stronger delivery practices that aligned business goals and implementation results.

She first began by focusing on the business and management of their IT Portfolios. From there, her company quickly grew to encompass enterprise Program and Project Management services as Nina quickly became known for her ability to deliver results by eliminating obstacles, strengthening teams, improving delivery practices, and most importantly, building relationships that aligned stakeholders, project teams and vendors.

With her clients' success came further growth in the area of Project Recovery. Nina has been brought into the toughest situations to resolve serious and costly issues including, stalled contract negotiations, low stakeholder engagement, high defect rates, poor communication, limited user involvement, and out of control scope creep. In each situation, she worked closely with all parties and resolved all issues and diligently executed to close out the projects' to the satisfaction of the stakeholders and executive sponsors. 

Since our inception, Nina has completed more than 20 successful implementations of global programs and projects and 5 mult-million dollar projects were "rescued" and implemented for these world class Financial institutions, LPL Financial, RBC Capital Markets, CIBC World Markets, Canaccord Genuity, and BMO Capital Markets, across Canada, U.S., U.K., Barbados, and AsiaPac.

Lastly, throughout our 13+ year history, mentoring and coaching individuals and teams has been a priority. This aligns with her mission of providing value well beyond the engagement by strengthening delivery practices and increasing team bench strength.

 

Nina is a great team player and strong leader in maintaining project successes, building stakeholder relationships, and in the support and communication to our executive management
— Anna Watson, Head Finance IT Project Management RBC

 

Get in touch

I know that finding the right professional to lead your high-profile strategic projects is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why I offer free consultations to discuss your project, the outcome you aim to achieve, and your timeline. Please contact Nina at, contactme@evalign.com.


Leadership

 
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Nina Jolic, President

Nina has developed a reputation for consistently delivering results; even in the most challenging of circumstances. Having roots in consulting and enterprise software sales, and a practicing life coach, she brings a fresh perspective, removing communication barriers and enabling all parties to focus on the end goal. Leveraging more than 20 years of management experience and delivering global programs since 2005 for top financial institutions has resulted in a unique collaborative execution-focused approach that has earned her respect and trust from the teams she has led, the executives that have realized returns, and vendors that achieved success due to her partnership approach.

 

Extensive Knowledgebase

Methodologies/Processes: Agile, Iterative Waterfall, Waterfall, SDLC, PMBOK,                Co-Active Coaching

Software: SaaS Platforms(Salesforce.com, iPreo Bookbuilding), SharePoint, Business Intelligence, 3rd party mobile App Integration (iPad, Blackberry), Encryption, CRM (Salesforce.com, Pivotal, Siebel), SunGard, Market Data (Capital IQ, Bloomberg, Thompson, Factset), Clarity, MS Project, HPQC, JIRA, Confluence, Planview, MS Office Suite, MS Project

Degree & Certifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

  • Agile Certified Project Manager (AgileCertPM)

  • Professional Scrum Master

  • Co-Active® Coach (Cert in progress)

Affiliations

  • PMI, San Diego Chapter

  • Project Management Association of Canada

  • Scrum.org

  • The Coaches Training Institute (Co-Active Coaching)

  • International Coaches Federation (ICF)


Values

The following values guide our actions and provide the foundation for a relationship based on trust, collaboration and respect,

Commitment.   Respect for the contribution of others, engaging positively and encouraging the best from those we work with produces high quality results every time.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Relationships.  Collaboration and building consensus amongst stakeholders and IT is vital to fostering trusting relationships and aligning business and IT.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Transparency.  Openly sharing information between teams is an integral part of navigating complexity and mitigating risk, and serves as the cornerstone of trust.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Accountability.  Being decisive and accountable are essential characteristics of leadership which elevates team effectiveness and expedites delivery.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Integrity.  Honesty and objectivity is at the heart of every interaction with our clients and associated third party relationships.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Diligence.  Planning, frequent checks to stay the course, and determined follow-through are key to reaching the end goal.