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Mary-Ann Massad

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner,
Knowsys Group

Mary-Ann Massad, is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Knowsys Group (1995), a strategic IT and management consulting services firm focused on maximizing return on technology investments for Fortune 500 companies and Public Sector organizations in Canada, USA, and Europe.

Mary-Ann has enjoyed over 32 years of experience in IT management consulting, systems integration, and outsourcing working with government, financial services, and utilities industries. Her career before Knowsys Group included senior management, partner, and consulting roles with Quantum Information Resources, APG, CGI Group, IBM, Ernst and Young, and Keane Consulting.

Achievements: creation of consistent, profitable management of IT consulting services over 29 years, performance management of portfolios of business transformation, large scale systems integration, infrastructure, outsourcing, and applications development projects/programs in excess of $500 MM. She has hired, led and managed teams up to 2000 people, managed operational budgets in excess of $20 MM, and personally generated consulting services revenue in excess of $100 MM. 

Mary-Ann is the author of Move from Employee to CEO of Your Own Destiny (June 2006), is a two-time RBC Entrepreneur of the Year nominee, a member of the WPO, past-Board of Directors for ITAC, CATA WIT, the Kidney Foundation, and currently a Chief Executive Officer in residence for the Telfer School. Mary-Ann has a B. Commerce Hon. from the University of Ottawa 1985.

Mary-Ann recently graduated from the Directors College, McMaster University from the Chartered Director Program and will complete her certification in January 2014.

Mary-Ann is bilingual (French/English) and also speaks Arabic, Italian, Spanish, and Greek.










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