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Vicki Meltzer, B. Comm (Honors), AIT

Principal, People Reach Consulting


A skilled human resources consultant with additional hands-on experience in all aspects of software and product development. Vicki is adept at helping individuals and companies to reach their full potential through highly beneficial and fully functional human resources relationships.


People Reach Consulting - Human Resources CONSULTANT  Nov 2004 - present

  • Successfully recruit employees for positions, ranging from entry level to senior management, in a variety of sectors including I.T., manufacturing, and human development. Conduct searches, write and post job ads, and interview candidates for these positions.
  • Aid in various studies, such as compensation studies. Write questionnaires, contact and interview study participants.
  • Design and develop a monthly email newsletter of job opportunities to send to potential job candidates.
  • Designed and developed the new People Reach Consulting website.

Optical Software Inc. - Developer Oct 2001 – July 2003

  • Coordinated and managed development of Optical Software's new, dynamic website. (
  • Completed front end of a new software product, “Direct Lab”, (using Delphi 6) to allow doctors' offices to send optical prescriptions directly to Optical Software labs. Advanced to Lead Developer over the course of the project. Developed all of the context-sensitive help files for the product (using AuthorIT). Delivered the product on time and met expectations while also managing other, required projects.
  • Designed and developed a variety of reports, using Active Data Objects (ADO). The reports enable physicians to view formatted data (from an MSAccess database) with the simple click of a button.
  • Developed and implemented the project plan for a major release of Optical  Software's flagship product.
  • Developed training materials (hands-on activities, instructor's manuals, and participant manuals) for the company's complex optical-lab management software. These materials are used to train the company's largest clients.

ITI - IT Student/Team Member Nov 2000 - Aug 2001

  • Graduated at the top of the class from the intense, hands-on and team-oriented postgraduate Applied Information Technology program.
  • Built an enterprise-wide project tracking solution using DB2 Universal Database (DB2 UDB), Java, and SQL.
  • Created platform-independent, Internet-based application for a personnel placement agency using VisualAge for Java, and the Java Development Kit (JDK).
  • Developed n-tier client/server application complete with GUI and a back-end database. Incorporated online functionality. Used Object-Oriented Analysis and Design, GUIDS, Visual Basic 6.0, MSAccess, ActiveX Data Objects (ADO), SQL, ActiveX, Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS), ASP, IIS.
  • Designed fully functional database and management system with Web presence for an online automobile brokerage firm. Used MSAccess, SQL, VBA, ActiveX, HTML, JavaScript, VBScript, Macromedia Flash.

Skills for You Inc. - Web/Courseware Developer Jan 1997 – Jun 2000

  • Developed and delivered instructor-mediated training on a wide variety of business and technology topics.
  • Led and managed development and maintenance of the corporate website(s).
  • Managed and coordinated internal and external content-providers in courseware development.
  • Prepared proposals for and managed various projects for both the government and the private sector.
  • Increased demand by creating online courseware in Project Management, Small Business Management, and IT Negotiations.
  • Developed documentation used by courseware producers, thus reducing production time and errors.
  • Produced material for and helped to develop an online business resource center using JavaScript, HTML, and minimal ColdFusion. Site received recognition from Harvard School of Business' “Working Knowledge Review” and the Canadian newspaper, “The National Post”.


Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations Dec 2011
Selection and Staffing Certificate

Information Technology Institute (ITI) Aug 2001
Applied Information Technology Diploma

Memorial University of Newfoundland May 1996
Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)


  • Spirit of ITI Award for Excellence 2000 – 2001
  • Representative of University Student's Union 1994 – 1996
  • Faculty of Business Administration Dean's List 1994 – 1996
  • Hibernia Scholarship for Business 1993 – 1994
  • Dr. Maurice Saval Scholarship 1992 – 1993
  • Selby Parsons Memorial Scholarship 1991 – 1992
  • Centenary for Responsible Government Scholarship 1991 – 1992

Computer Skills

Development and Database Tools

  • Delphi 6
  • DB2 UDB
  • SQL
  • JAVA
  • VisualAge for JAVA
  • JDK
  • Visual Basic 6.0
  • ASP
  • MTS
  • ActiveX
  • ADO
  • VBA for Access
  • CSS
  • HTML
  • VBScript
  • CGI
  • ColdFusion Software Tools
  • Macromedia Flash
  • MS Access 2000
  • MS Office 97 and 2000
  • MS FrontPage 97, 98,2000
  • MS Project
  • Adobe PhotoShop
  • Project KickStart
  • Visual Modeler
  • Corel Draw
  • Corel PhotoPaint
  • Lotus Notes
  • Maximizer
  • SPSS
  • JavaScript

Operating Systems


  • Windows 98, 2000, XP
  • OS X
  • Windows NT Workstation
  • NT Server
  • Unix
  • Object Oriented Analysis
  • Object Oriented Design
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • UML · Entity Relationship Modeling
  • N-Tier Development
  • GUI Development
  • GUIDS Methodology
  • Proposal Development

Professional Skills

  • Project Management
  • Time Management
  • Presentation Development/Delivery
  • Writing Skills
  • Visual Presentation Skills
  • Leadership
  • Problem Solving
  • Attention to Detail
  • Business Management
  • Training Delivery and Development
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Team Work