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Nina was a true professional and we were very fortunate to have her join us for a fast paced, high priority program. Although she joined early in the project, she was able to work with ambiguity and help set direction and organize the team. She impressed me with how quickly she was able to dive in, build relationships, grasp the content and move the program forward. She was able and willing to step in wherever needed and her great communication skills kept the leadership team informed on progress and issues. I would absolutely welcome the opportunity to work with her again and highly recommend her.
Working with Nina was a great experience. Her expertise, patience, and calm demeanor were critical components to getting our project back on track. Her skills at running a project and team building were put to the test and proved out! Nina was appreciated by both the team and the third party vendors we worked with. I would definitely choose to work with her again!
Nina worked within our Project Management team for 3 years. She managed a number of programs including the successful execution of complex and key programs on time and budget. She 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.
I worked with Nina on a project addressing Business Unit compliance with Information Risk policies and procedures. I found that Nina built very good relationships across the Business Unit she worked with...consistently brought a focus to what was critical and what was not, to cut through the noise and ensure important items were addressed quickly and timely.Nina was always professional and was vital to the success of the project. I would highly recommend her as a Project Manager, or any role that requires a strong person to navigate different organizations to ensure effective results.
Nina is an outstanding program manager and enabler. She led several complex programs successfully in my group including CRM implementation across Investment & Corporate Banking in BMO Capital Markets. Nina is a very bright and motivated individual. She brought her breadth of technology and business knowledge to the initiative and provided direction on key elements of our recommendations.
Nina is a results driven, detailed manager. Her ability to motivate a team and drive a project through to successful completion is outstanding. Nina is well equipped to analyze any business need that arises. She is excellent at asking the questions that will allow the issue to be efficiently resolved. Nina is a pleasure to work with and she keeps all parties involved on a project working to the highest standards.
Nina was able to successfully bring business strategy and innovative technology solutions together through effective communication.
I worked with Nina for over two years and witnessed her manage two programs through to completion. The first was the ultimate ‘project rescue’ in which she worked tirelessly across multiple geographies and time zones to unite a team and ensure effective communications took place between the business and IT. The second was our group’s first Agile program, and through her resolve and collaboration with the developers, analysts and the business it was a success. Nina is committed to the success of a project, but is also a very supportive person who strives to ensure that people are recognised for a job well done. I enjoyed working with Nina and recommend her highly for any type of project role, but especially for the most challenging and demanding projects in an organisation.
Nina joined our team to provide business leadership in the evaluation, development and implementation phases of strategic technology initiatives… As a bridge between our business and technology groups, Nina navigated the inherent complexities and sensitivities of her role professionally, successfully and with a positive attitude. Her ability to combine strategic insights with a mastery of detail was an invaluable asset to our firm.
Nina had a direct impact in our ability to deliver large-scale enterprise projects with leadership and team coaching. Her strong understanding of business foundations allows her to be effective and her approach to complicated issues is truly amazing. She’s able to quickly assess a troubled project and provide immediate guidance and next steps to move the project toward a successful launch. Because she operates in multiple development environments, such as waterfall, agile, and teams that have adopted the scrum framework., her insight was tremendously valuable
I worked for Nina when she managed the team of technology business relationship managers. She had strong consulting and vendor relationship management knowledge and experience which she imparted to the team and also helped to secure cost savings from the bank through her effective contract negotiations. I learned a lot from having worked with Nina. From the experience and knowledge that she brought but also from her strong work ethic and dedication to providing exceptional value and service. I would be happy to work with Nina again in the future.
Nina was the Program Manager for a MM$ project that was using a wide mix of technologies to deliver SalesForce.com Cloud computing with integrations. She was responsible overall for the Project delivery as there were several tasks from the Business and Technology along with Change Management, User Adoption, Training and Post implementation strategies. Nina used a very collaborative approach when it came to managing the deliverables, regardless of whether it was Technology, Business or multiple vendor partners. She was very detail oriented, professional – tough but fair. She handled senior management expectations efficiently always keeping them in the loop thus ensuring no surprises for them or for us! Aside from her obvious technical and PM skills, she was a very down to earth approachable person who had a personal connection with all on the team. She made a complex project doable. I would recommend her and work with her again anytime!
Nina has an incredible talent for synthesizing complex business requirements from a multitude of stakeholders into an actionable plan. There are few people with the leadership skills that Nina possesses who can execute such a plan while maintaining focus on the strategic objectives. Her strength lies in her definition of accountability. You can always count on Nina to be wholly responsible from top to bottom, start to finish.
Nina successfully managed two major programs for Canaccord spanning two+ years; each project team was comprised of staff from multiple Canaccord regions and vendors. Nina brought her positive outlook to work every day and performed very well in a complex and high-pressure environment. She impressed me with her ability to balance a diligent attention to detail with a tenacious focus on both scope and schedule, while maintaining a big picture view of the projects’ place in the organizational context. Nina demonstrated prowess in dealing with all levels of staff and management – I heartily recommend Nina as a seasoned manager.
When I was a Project Manager at Navantis, I had the opportunity to work with Nina for a few months on a major project during 2007. As the PM for Canaccord she always ensured that all project team members were delivering results (both internal Canaccord resources and external providers, which involved resources working on several locations spanning across multiple time zones). Nina’s focus kept the team aligned to the project objectives. She certainly made a positive impact. Nina can and will provide leadership, help mitigate risks and deliver tangible results.