Skubic - Director Events - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Maria Skubic

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


* Experience in leading complex, large regional event projects. Event/project management, and vendor management (20 years +).
* Events experience in strategy, event marketing, program management, logistics, measurement and event analysis
* Experience in working around executives and high level management
* Negotiation skills
* Self motivation, creativity, analytical approach to things, detail oriented, relationship building, flexibility in a fast-paced changing environment and
* Confident, resilient, resourceful and diplomatically assertive when appropriate
* Highly organized and a good time manager
* Engaging personality with the gravitas to build and leverage relationships across all levels
* Able to deal with new requests in a fast-paced changing environment
*Able to work under pressure to tight deadlines
*Oversee existing third party Tier 1 agencies
**Responsible for managing multi million dollars of business annually.
*Ensured timely project progress by setting deliverables for cross-functional team members and deadlines for each stage of development.
Cisco Canada Global /Sales EVENTS (TIER 1 level) - Managed for 12 years in Canada
Arranged travel arrangements for all sales staff and guests across 10 cities in Canada
Program management , responsibility involving the planning, execution and measurement of Cisco’s premier flagship event in Canada –Networkers.


Director Events

Work History


justME Services Inc

October 2011 - October 2011

Conference and Trade Show full service Management
Communications and logistics Specialist

Director , Events HQ Operations

Cisco Systems Canada Co.

September 2008 - August 2011

Manager Marketing Events / Marcom Manager

Cisco Systems Canada Co.

August 2005 - August 2008

All Events External Sales , Internal and Marketing events

Marketing Specialist II / Manager Marketing Events

Cisco Systems Canada Co.

August 2003 - July 2005

Support Events External and Internal
Marketing Communications for all events supported

Marketing Operations Manager / Executive Assistant to VP Marketing

Cisco Systems Canada Co.

January 2000 - August 2003

Responsible for Events support
Marketing Finance Canada - All AP/AR

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