My personal mandate is to ensure that data is at the forefront of complex problem solving, distilled in a way that can be easily understood by decision makers, and inclusive of the many voices impacted by it.
This mandate has played an integral part in each of my previous roles, which have afforded me competencies in forecast and demand planning, supply chain management, project design and implementation, cross-functional team management, corporate strategy, analytical modeling, capacity building and financial management.
In conjunction with Cooper/Smith, I work as a Monitor and Evaluations (M&E) Consultant with the UNC Project Malawi. There my responsibilities include aggregating meta data across studies, developing forecasting models to predict client visits and resource needs, capacity building and evolving income generating strategies. I also coordinate the M&E efforts for an NIH-funded study evaluating ART safety and durability for Malawian mothers with HIV, during first and subsequent pregnancies.
Prior to joining these teams, I worked for Indigo Books, a chain of 233 book stores. At Indigo, I aided the Chief Executive Officer and her team in the development of a three-year corporate strategy and lead a cross functional team to uncover $250M of growth opportunity within Canada. During this time, I also lead efforts to optimize store assortments to fit a new corporate vision, which has yielded 18-20% returns year-over-year.
Before joining Indigo Books, I worked for Target Canada. Here, I was tasked with planning and replenishing a $30-million-dollar product category, leading a team of analysts through the opening of 124 stores in one fiscal year and acted as a supply chain specialist. I also designed and implemented a clearance process to reduce product waste by $10M per year.