Laurie is General Manager of Accounts & Client Strategy. She leads a team of the financial sector’s top account managers and ext.’s creative studio.
Laurie is recognized for building, transforming and promoting leading financial services brands, including Manulife, HSBC and Merrill Lynch. Her deep financial, capital and regulatory expertise has helped to drive informed strategies, strong execution and measurable results. Prior to joining ext., Laurie led Global Marketing for Manulife Asset Management. Her previous positions at Manulife included Managing Director of Investment Communications, AVP of Corporate Communications and Social Media, and Director of Brand Communications. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto, and has completed her Canadian Securities Course and Partners, Directors and Officers Exam. More recently she earned her Diplome d’etudes en langue français and completed Ivey’s Investor Relations Program.
Outside of the office, Laurie is a runner and a sometimes-successful gardener.