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Ramy Nassar

(519) 591-7147 | ramy@ramynassar.com | 541 Leighland Dr., Waterloo, ON, N2T 2H4

Work Experience

Principal, 2011 – Present

RSN Consulting Inc., Waterloo, ON

  • Work as a consultant to a technology company called Myplanet Digital based in Toronto.
  • Currently focus on business development and strategy, targeting both the public (provincial Government) and private sector (currently working with several multinational media companies)
  • Shifting the organization to focus on value-add partnerships with 3rd party organizations where larger projects can be taken on ($300k-$1mm per project)
  • Helped develop Myplanet’s recruitment and growth strategy by understanding company goals and working collaboratively to build a plan to achieve them with company directors.
  • Previously provided marketing strategy and execution services to a commercial real estate developer based in Toronto, developing in Waterloo Region.
  • Previously provided community-focused consulting to the Greater KW Chamber of Commerce.

Executive Director & Co-Host (Volunteer), 2009 – Present

TEDxWaterloo, Waterloo, ON

  • Lead organizer and co-host for annual conference attracting internationally renowned guest speakers and an audience of over 1000 participants.
  • Manage a budget of approximately $350,000 based entirely on corporate sponsorship and donations.
  • Coordinate and manage a team of 75 team members and volunteers to ensure effective collaboration and delegation.

Director, Outreach, 2010 – 2011 (6 month contract)

Shad Valley International, Waterloo, ON

  • Moved into a leadership role at a non-profit organization to give back and diversify my experience.
  • Developed a strategy to engage program alumni from past 30 years in post-program initiatives.
  • Collaborated with director of development to build an integrated fund raising program.
  • Managed a heavily constrained budget and timeline as a result of working in non-profit sector.

Sr. Manager, Business Solutions, 2007 – 2010

Research in Motion, Waterloo, ON

  • Managed carrier BlackBerry relationships in the Northeast US for Verizon Wireless.
  • Focused on business development with strategic partners to help drive business objectives forward.
  • Built quarterly sales / business development strategy for execution by business solutions team.
  • Interfaced between customers, carriers and internal product management teams.
  • Collaborated with regional sales managers; consistently exceeding sales targets.
  • Managed quarterly budgets adapting to changes in market dynamics and other constraints.
  • Presented on technical and business-related topics at customer facing “C level” engagements.
  • Spoke regularly at events ranging from 20 to 500+ attendees; confident with technical presentations.
  • Won leadership and performance award after my first quarter; nominated by my peers and chosen by VP.
  • Participated in professional development opportunities: presentation skills, negotiation, influencing.
  • Experienced in hiring, training and mentoring of new team members as well as performance management.

Embedded Software Engineer, 2005 – 2007

LSI Logic, Waterloo, ON

  • Involved in design, development of the video decoder module; documenting the design through all phases.
  • Implemented and review designs based on formal specifications (ISO H.264/MPEG-4 AVC).
  • Used C, C++ and assembly language; Development in Windows and UNIX environments.
  • Developed and debug firmware on VxWorks real-time operating system; Tornado 2 IDE.
  • Worked closely with a hardware platform that includes multiple SPARC cores.

Education

B.Sc. Engineering: Systems and Computing April 2005

University of Guelph, Guelph, ON

  • Winner of the 2005 W.C. Winegard Medal; University’s Highest Honour
  • Developed an eye-controlled interface system for persons with disabilities to control a computer

Community Involvement

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Waterloo Region Record, Top 40 Under 40, 2011
  • RIM PILAR (Persistence, Intelligence, Leadership, Attitude, Results) Award, 2007
  • Time Magazine, Person of the Year, 2006
  • Dean’s List at the University of Guelph, 2000 – 2005
  • W.C. Winegard Medal, 2005
  • College of Physical and Engineering Science Society of Excellence, 2005
  • E.B. MacNaughton Convocation Prize,  2005
  • William James Engineering Award, 2005

Certifications & Training

  • Professional Engineers of Ontario, Ontario Society of Professional Engineers and IEEE member.
  • External training courses while at RIM in Presentation Skills, Influencing, Negotiations and Persuasion.
  • Fluent in English, German and French.

References

Available upon request