She has a track record of success in winning new business accumulating over the $2.5 billion mark. Clients have referred to Linda as a “key factor” who has been “instrumental,” “practical,” “insightful,” and “effective” in growing business.
Linda is passionate about the contributions of business to international security. With her extensive business network, experience in more than 24 countries worldwide, and drawing from more than 25 years’ experience, her work covers both domestic and international markets.
Major achievements include leading a campaign to win over $250 million in new business over a three-year period and leading the successful bid for a major In-Service Support Contracting initiative. Linda has developed corporate strategies and business development plans with her clients, which have formed the basis for significant business growth.
Canada’s Globe and Mail newspaper published Linda’s article Procurement Reform: While we’re at it, let’s get the nuances right in November 2014. She is a regular contributor to the Canadian Defence Review and other industry publications.
Linda speaks at conferences and conducts workshops and seminars, where she provides focused and subject-specific insights on achieving substantive business growth. Her monthly newsletter serves a wide audience amongst industry, government, and professional groups. Linda’s website and blog contain useful resources such as webinars, Business Development tips and podcasts.
Linda holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia and a Masters of Business Administration degree from York University’s Schulich School of Business. She was selected to attend the Canadian Forces College National Security Studies Seminar and is a graduate of Shipley Proposal Management programs.
Linda serves as a Director of the British Columbia Aviation Council and is an active member of aerospace, defence, engineering and community associations.