Executive Director, Applications Solutions, MTIS at CBC/Radio-Canada
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“While the work my teams do is not public facing, you will have a voice. You will get a chance to think outside of the box and propose your ideas. That’s very important to people, to know they are heard and respected.”
How does your team make a difference?
As Executive Director, I am in charge of all CBC/Radio-Canada corporate and media internal application solutions.The work we produce is used by everyone. We make a difference across the organization and throughout every location. It’s an expansive reach and my teams are proud of knowing the solutions we build will endure.
How has your own career progressed here?
I have been at CBC/Radio-Canada for more than six years. I came in as a Manager to facilitate the transition to the web. My experience – and timing – has pushed me forward to a Senior Manager then Director and now acting Executive Director. I am able to stay hands-on with the technology and I empower my teams to do their best work.
Why are you a great manager to work for?
As a leader, I know I’m not driving alone. I don’t want anyone else to feel they are either. I am always reaching out to make connections. In Montreal, they know that I will be walking around, saying good morning and being available. I try to nurture a culture that is similar to a family. I am approachable and I want to hear what people have to say.
What do you look for in team members?
An open mind. Willing to go the extra mile. Collaborative. Creative. I look beyond the technical expertise into their ability to transfer knowledge. There has been a visible shift in mentors. Right now, technology is changing rapidly. In response to that the newer team members are coaching the more senior ones. You need to be open to that whether you are the new person or the one who has been here a while.
What makes CBC/Radio Canada a great place to work?
As a corporation, CBC/Radio-Canada is very big. As a team, we are only 100 people across three locations. We try to act and work in a way that is closer to the way a startup functions, not as an institution. People are drawn to that combination. Our brand is our culture and our values. Diversity, collaboration, continuous improvement – that’s who we are and that’s what people want to be a part of.
What’s the one thing someone who works here is going to find professionally satisfying?
I would say to them that it’s a fun place to work. People of all ages create a dynamic energy. While the work my teams do is not public facing – you aren’t building the cbc.ca website with us – you will have a voice. You will get a chance to think outside of the box and propose your ideas. That’s very important to people, to know they are heard and respected.