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Rob Mariani

Hill + Knowlton Strategies Canada
Senior Vice President, GM Ottawa
Rob is a strong believer in the power of engaging people in decisions that affect them most, having applied his passion and expertise on projects for business, government and not-for profits. He is committed to helping organizations build sustainable decisions to complex issues through meaningful engagement. His responsibilities include strategic visioning, business growth and providing expert advice and leadership on
engagement initiatives that involve multiple methodologies and tools, online and in-person.

Rob offers an in-depth knowledge and understanding of engagement methodologies, combined with strong business acumen and service delivery. He began his professional life at Compaq as manager of operations and delivery (1996-1998), and built on his service delivery strength through his position as a product manager at Mitel (1998-2001). During his time as senior consultant at Systemscope (2001-2003), he deployed a number of e-solutions to assist his largely public sector client base, and in 2003 Rob co-founded Ascentum, a leading engagement firm in Canada that was acquired by H+K in 2012.

Rob holds a bachelor of science (economics, public policy and public management) and a master of business administration (organizational management) from the University of Ottawa. Rob holds professional engagement certification through the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2).