Leslie Backman – Sales Manager
Ms. Leslie Backman has over 30 years’ experience, working in procurement within the Federal Government and in the field of training and development within the private sector. For several years, Leslie’s primary focus was on full-time adult education; effectively reskilling adults accomplishing a career change. This opportunity led to technical recruiting and corporate training. Leslie developed one of the first short-term reskilling programs working with Industry Accredited Technology and created an internship program that resulted in hundreds of people being employed in the high-tech sector within Ottawa and Eastern Canada. Leslie has now been deeply involved in IT Service Management for over 10 years, with a strong focus on ITSM Resource Management, providing clients with people solutions and the associated education and training.
Since 2010, Leslie has been the VP of Events for itSMF Canada’s National Capital Region Branch. Her passion for managing events, along with a team of excellent volunteers, has turned this Branch into one of the most successful in Canada, hosting annual world class events and providing monthly networking / professional development breakfasts for the membership and for others.