In 1996, Marelyne obtained a degree in Bachelor of Mathematics in Computer Science / Information Systems from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. She took electives in Business Administration, Marketing, Management Science, Business Ethics, Policy and Law, Accounting, Computers and Law of Technology, Sociology, and Psychology.
Marelyne began her professional career as a Mainframe Programmer/Analyst Intern for Toronto Dominion Bank in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from 1992 to 1995. She quickly learned the different areas of the banking industry, from Automated Payments Exchange, Mortgages, Financial Reconciliation, and more. She was responsible for enhancements, maintenance and production off site support of batch and online Cobol applications, always delivering quality products and following the system development life cycle approach.
In the summer of 1993, Marelyne worked in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada at Metropolitan Life Insurance in the Systems Security department. She developed audit trails for all RACF users, detailing the security violations encountered and monitoring user security statuses.
Upon graduating from the University of Waterloo in 1996, Marelyne was offered a full-time position at Toronto Dominion (TD) Bank. She was selected to become a Quality Assurance Team Lead for one of the company’s first telephone banking products. She utilized Autotester for Windows and SQA Suite to perform system integration and regression testing.
Marelyne left TD Bank to pursue other opportunities in the USA. She worked for Princeton Information Systems in Colorado Springs, Colorado where she was contracted out to MCI WorldCom in the Business Online Customer Information Services group from early 1997 to fall 1998. Her responsibilities ranged from programming and analysis to team leadership roles. She was involved in a number of telecom projects, including OneNumber Plan, Numbering Plan Area Code Split, Code-1 Software Upgrade, and other internal projects. Marelyne quickly became a valuable member of the technical staff, performing tasks associated with software development life cycle, and displaying exemplary leadership and management skills.
In the fall off 1998, Marelyne moved to Denver, Colorado to work for IMI Systems, now Ajilon. She has been on assignment at IBM Global Services on the Xcel Energy account as a Technical Project Manager until now, managing application development projects within the Financial Systems and Supply Chain Systems organizations. She also participated in an IBM Outsourcing Transition Project during the New Century Energy and Northern States Power merger to Xcel Energy. While at IBM, Marelyne continues to work with IBM mainframe products, along with Windows 97/98/2000/NT, remote dialing, Microsoft Office 2000 (Project, Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Powerpoint), Niku (ABT) Workbench, and Remedy. In December 2000, Marelyne was accredited the Project Management Professional Certification by PMI. Aside from her Project Management responsibilities, Marelyne is a trained Quality Assurance Representative at her client site, and conducts project audits and reviews for a variety of application development and maintenance projects.
Marelyne’s management style focuses on achieving project objectives and customer satisfaction, while ensuring that project management procedures for the client site are followed. She is also an effective mentor for teaching sound project management skills. Her excellent track record of customer satisfaction and successfully implementing projects on schedule and on budget are a result of effectively utilizing project management methodologies (i.e. WSDDM and IBM’s The Method) employed at the organization.
Marelyne’s enthusiasm and dedication are keys to her successful management of IT projects. Her broad experience in a variety of industries, her successful client relationship skills, and her extensive project management experience make her an important asset to any company.