Meet Your Team.
Each Partner at Outsource Marketing is an expert in one, or several industries. We have worked in, or served, our selected markets for many years – business to business and professional services. We focus our efforts on select industries to ensure that we provide added value from day one. In addition, we are supported by a team of marketing consultants, each with an area of expertise in marketing. This approach differentiates us from other outsourced marketing services firms.
Effective marketing that really works begins with in-depth knowledge of the market, the players, and the ability to align marketing initiatives with business’ objectives. The result should end with memorable creative execution. Outsource Marketing brings this skill set to all of our projects.
Cheryl Schindler, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Cheryl founded Outsource Marketing in 2009 and has now created a team of twelve exceptional professionals who provide specialized skills to the firm. The result: Outsource Marketing’s success rate on RFQ submissions has been consistently over 90 per cent.
With over 20 years of management experience in the professional services industry, Cheryl has developed marketing and sales strategies, created visual and written communications, grown and enhanced client relationships, and sourced new business opportunities on a global basis.
Cheryl has prepared and won hundreds of proposals, including Design-Build and Public-Private Partnership procured projects exceeding $3 billion in construction value. Her extensive knowledge of the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industries, and gift for effectively leading multidisciplinary client teams through a time critical proposal development process, have constantly created proposal-winning strategies, content and graphics.
A graduate of the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Sauder School of Business Marketing and Sales Management Program, Cheryl also has a Certificate in Professional Communication from UBC and is a certified Sales and Marketing Executive. She has been recognized for Marketing Excellence, and for her expertise in outsourcing services, through awards and publications.
Outside of work, Cheryl is a creative writer, focusing on both poetry and a novel. In addition, she currently is, and has been for many years, an active volunteer in a variety of areas: Big Sisters, helping the elderly, feeding the homeless, and Canuck Hospice for Children.
Justin K Lacey, Partner
A results oriented leader with nearly 20 years of global marketing, sales, and business development experience, Justin has worked within clean-tech, aerospace, and professional services sectors.
Justin spent 10 years with Bombardier Aerospace, serving in a variety of roles, the latest being as the Director, Marketing & Customer Experience responsible for directing the world-wide branding, marketing and communication activities for this $4B division of Bombardier.
In addition, Justin led the Marketing & Communication activities of two Vancouver based clean-tech firms, VRB Power Systems and Day4 Energy, a leading provider of technologically advanced solar photovoltaic modules. Most recently, Justin led the marketing, communications and proposal development team at Kasian, regarded as one of the leading 100 architecture, interior design, and planning firms in the world with offices in Canada, the Middle East and Asia.
Justin K Lacey has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Western Ontario, an MBA from McGill University, and a degree in International Business from the Stockholm School of Economics.
Dan Freeman, Graphic Designer/Proposal Coordinator
As a graphic designer and writer, Dan has focused his career on storytelling—both visually and in print.
The more you can focus your marketing efforts on telling a good story the more human your brand will feel. People connect to stories more than any other form of content because they provide the reader a sense of empathy and relatedness. Dan learned the importance of empathy when he volunteered at the crisis line for two years. He discovered the fastest way to influence someone is to make them feel heard. It’s true with crisis intervention, it’s true with relationships, and it’s true with marketing.
When he’s not hammering away on the keyboard or obsessing about color swatches, Dan is an avid reader of non-fiction. He loves to read about marketing, psychology, or anything that has big ideas. Ideas are what really move him.
Ivette McInally, Digital Marketing
Ivette has achieved a Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) and is an IT professional with over 20 years of experience. She began her career as a software developer, initially specializing as an SQL Developer and technical support specialist, then she served as an IT instructor. Later, Ivette enhanced her IT abilities as report developer, technical support specialist, and digital marketing strategist for a major retailer. In this role, Ivette was in charge of digital marketing and print ad submissions, along with graphic design work for posters and signage. Most impactfully, Ivette was responsible for the firm’s e-commerce platform, web content, SEO, Google AdWords, Facebook paid advertisements, and YouTube channel.
Ivette’s broad, technical IT knowledge is enhanced by her knowledge of digital marketing strategies and her extensive hands-on experience with online marketing campaigns. Her innovative programs accelerate growth, increase demand, and maximize media budgets. Ivette’s knowledge and experience, along with solid attention to detail, make her a valuable member of the Outsource Marketing Team. Outside of work hours, Ivette is an avid reader and likes to spend time with her family.
Mary Venneman, Associate
Having worked in a diverse range of roles and industries incorporating business, government, regulatory, Indigenous, and stakeholder perspectives, Mary has the insight to quickly grasp the nuances at play and align them with project objectives.
Mary has led projects as varied as bid proposals, business development, research work, stakeholder engagement, and communication campaigns, with companies as diverse as AMEC Foster Wheeler, Cowichan Tribes, and BC Hydro. She really enjoys helping small/medium companies succeed and that has been her focus more recently as an independent consultant.
Mary has B.A. in Communications from Simon Fraser University, and training in Project Management, Digital Communications, and Group Facilitation Methods. In her spare time, she enjoys biking, yoga & Pilates, engaging conversation with friends and family, and is somewhat of a political junkie.
Ethan Ror, Graphic Designer
As a Graphic Designer, Ethan has been providing visual communication solutions in multimedia and design for more than four years, working directly with local businesses and marketing firms to tackle goal-specific targets using digital and print design, branding, web design, User Interface/User Experience (UI/UX), as well as editorial and layout design.
Having graduated from SAIT’s New Media Production & Design program, Ethan is equipped with a versatile skillset that allows him to play a lead role in projects such as booth media development for trade shows and education fairs, environmental signage and wayfinding, social media strategy and content creation, and commercial video. With a strong work ethic, a keen eye for detail, and a focus on the big picture, Ethan is able to quickly adapt to the needs of any given project.
Chris Powell, Senior Editor
As an IT professional for over 30 years, Chris has served as a senior solutions architect and technical team lead for many organizations, including most major telecommunications companies and ISPs across North America. He is committed to ongoing education and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, and graduate degrees in Electrical Engineering and Business Administration. He also has certificates in New Media Journalism and Technical Writing.
During his career, Chris has authored numerous technical documents, papers, articles, and successful RFP responses. Additionally, he has been responsible for editing and overseeing a multitude of major project documentation suites as well as setting global professional services writing standards. His broad technical and business knowledge is complemented with a flair for adapting content to any audience for maximum effect, from succinctly explaining complex concepts to creating compelling, results-driven marketing copy.
Anna Hewstan, Social Media Content Manager
Anna is well experienced in social media, content and online marketing, retail marketing, financial services, and corporate branding. Her work experience includes senior management roles at Alive Magazine, Pharmasave Drugs National, and Invis & Mortgage Intelligence.
Her B.Sc. majoring in BioPsychology from the University of British Columbia gives her the edge when it comes to understanding human behaviour as it relates to consumer behaviour and marketing. Anna also has a diploma in Sales and Marketing Management from UBC-SMEI, facilitated by UBC-Sauder School of Business.
Tina Parmar, Copy Editor
Tina is a Registered Kinesiologist and a graduate of University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Human Kinetics degree. She brings over six years of experience working in an interdisciplinary rehabilitation environment, where she cultivated extensive experience in writing and editing professional communications. She has contributed to and edited many and varied forms of assessments and reports for a broad range of stakeholders. Tina understands the magnitude of creating content that is clear and impactful for decision-makers. This experience, along with her solid attention to detail, make her a valuable member of the Outsource Marketing Team. In her free time, when Tina is not engaged with her two young daughters, she enjoys healthy cooking, fitness, and scuba diving.