About our team!

The Virtual Alternative was founded in 2003.
Our team has over 50 years of combined experience and technical training, in a variety of industries.

Meet Liz Saunders: Founder, General Manager and Privacy Officer

  • BA from the University of Toronto
  • Studied Fundraising Management at Ryerson University
  • In business since 1986, with a new twist for the 21st Century
  • Over 35 years office experience in various industries:
    • legal
    • office management
    • real estate
    • construction
    • insurance
    • facilities management
  • Strong knowledge in various computer programs including: Microsoft OfficeGoogle Suite, Communication and Project management programs, Multiple email platforms
  • Committed to life-long learning and professionalism, with a desire to help your business grow
  • Proven ability to exercise discretion, confidentiality and sound judgment
  • Thrive on problem solving
  • Numerous Professional Affiliations

Meet Olivia Saunders: Senior Associate

  • BA from Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Completed Professional organizing at the QC Design school
  • Active member of the Project Management Institute and currently working towards a PMP designation
  • Over 17 years experience directly supporting Senior Management including:
    • CEO and Founder
    • Board of Directors Members
    • Various C-Suite members
    • Office of the President
    • Owner and operator
  • Experience in various industries including: Collections and Recovery
    • Biotechnology
    • HR and staffing
  • Extensive experience with Mac and PC; products, applications and operating systems
  • Skilled at identifying problems, and providing solutions
  • Known for saying “give me 20 minutes and I will figure it out”

2 thoughts on “About our team!

  1. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Olivia and have benefited from her creative problem-solving, tireless work ethic and willingness to do whatever it takes to create a product that will translate from a vision into reality. She’s wonderful at leading and teaching others, while being a supportive and caring colleague. I would recommend her for any job be it big or small.

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