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Juan Saldivar, P.Eng., PMP
Vice President, Operations

Qualifications:  Juan is an experienced, dynamic and innovative Senior Project Manager Consultant with over 16 years of experience managing large and complex enterprise projects including custom application development, systems integration, commercial software implementation, technology infrastructure, business transformation, legislation and policy implementation, and commercial construction. Juan’s public and private sector industry experience includes Insurance, Financial Services, Workplace Safety and Health, Government, Automotive, and Consumer Goods industries. 

Experience: Juan has been a chapter leader and volunteer for PMI Manitoba for over 6 years in the following capacities:

  • As a member of the Board of Directors and Director of Governance from 2018 to 2020.
  • As a member of the Board of Directors and Director of IT from 2016 to 2018.
  • As the chair of the Project of the Year Committee from 2013 to 2017.

A sample of his various accomplishments and contributions to PMI Manitoba include:

  • Developed and implemented an electronic expense approval process and workflow tool to completely eliminate manual processes.
  • Developed and implemented new volunteer management process that leverage PMI’s volunteer management system (VRMS) to provide an enhanced volunteer experience and achieve internal process efficiencies.
  • Developed Board transition guidelines and processes for a smoother Board transition and succession planning.
  • Upgraded and migrated to a new website content management system, event management system, and newsletter management system to continue to enhance the capabilities for the chapter into the future.
  • Migrated the chapter collaboration and office tool suite to a license-free service, creating annual savings of $3,000 for the chapter.
  • Improved the chapter's social media footprint to deliver continuous content, events and news to members. 
  • Increased the awareness and prestige of the POY award by transitioning the event into an evening gala to elevate the celebration status and attendee experience.
  • Introduced an altruistic component to the POY award as donations to charitable organizations on behalf of winners and the chapter in lieu of a monetary award.

Vision: Juan is committed to build on the existing capabilities of the chapter and continuously improve these capabilities to provide members and partner organizations with high-value services while operating the chapter in an efficient, sustainable and financially responsible manner. 

Experience: Juan is currently a Senior Consultant at Paradigm Consulting Group where he leads and manages large-scale corporate projects to assist clients maximize the value and benefits from their technology and business process investments. Prior to working at Paradigm, Juan also worked at the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba, DMT Development Systems, Great-West Life (now Canada Life), and Procter & Gamble Latin America.

Education:  Juan has a B.Sc. in Industrial & Systems Engineering. He is  a certified PMP® and registered P.Eng. practicing engineer. He has earned multiple industry certifications including PRINCE2®, ITIL®, MSP®, Prosci Change Management, Scrum SFC, and Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt.

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