Summary: We truly value employee connections here at Intranet Connections, and a huge proponent of that part of our culture is our VP of operations, Marcelo Orellana.

Marcelo is a strong leader of the pack here at Intranet Connections. With boundless curiosity, he’s never afraid of a challenge and loves to ask thought-provoking questions. As any great leader, he has the ability to relate to everyone, listen to ideas, and ensures there’s a good amount of lighthearted humor in the office.

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What is Your Role at Intranet Connections?

I’m the VP of Operations, with means I work with the leadership team to craft the company strategy, set up the corporate goals and measure the impact of it into our Financial Statements. I ensure that company’s goals are on track and aligned across all departments, define and track the company’s budget and forecast, and monitor the company’s P&L, balance sheet, and cash flow. Finally, I work closely with HR to ensure we have the best practices in place to keep our team engaged and motivated, and keep our Core Values alive.

Introduction/Prior Experience:

Originally from Brazil, I moved to Canada in 2014 with my family.  Currently, I have 25 years of experience working for corporations such as Ernest & Young and BDO. I received a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in accounting, took my Post Graduate in Finance, and an MBA with a specialization in Family Business.

How Long Have You Been Working For Intranet Connections?

2 years

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What Has Been Your Favourite Project At Intranet Connections?

Improve our Performance Management Process by eliminating paper and create a new Form and Workflow into our Intranet.

Which Core Value Do You Relate To The Most? Simplicity, Positivity, Integrity, Creativity or Empathy?

Simplicity really influences the way I do my job here at IC. For example, if the job I’m doing is going to be hard to explain to my 7-year old daughter, I have to stop, rethink and simplify it. Otherwise, it could have a negative effect on the final results.

What’s One Intranet Feature You Can’t Work Without:

Our online forms are definitely my favorite. They allow me to keep organized, eliminate paper and emails, but most importantly, allow me to create smart workflows that automate a lot of the tasks for me.

What Do You Like To Do Outside Of Work?

I love to sail (yes I have a 30-year-old small boat) and I get a lot of exercise in the gym and playing with my 2 kids

If you were to create a slogan for your life, what would it be?

You always can be part of the problem or part of the solution. The choice is yours.

We’d love to hear from you! If you have any questions for Marcelo, or if you’d like to learn more about how you can take advantage of our automated workflows and online forms, leave us a comment below.

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