References

Please find below a selection of references and contact details if needed.


Alan Brennan

Head of Outsourcing, Sopra HR Software

Dee has worked solely as my Executive Assistant for 16 years (2000 to 2016), and she was a great loss to me both personally and professionally when we had to go our separate ways as I had become so reliant on her as both a Executive Assistant and Personal Assistant. I was therefore delighted when she decided to freelance her services making her support available to me as and when needed.  Dee’s commitment to me and my role was exemplary. On a personal level, she was a great support to me and I could rely on her for just about anything from flight cancellations at weekends though to helping to arrange personal issues like medical related matters or arranging family travel or family gifts, Dee was only ever an email or phone call away. Dee is someone that I knew I could rely on no matter how challenging the request and trusted her explicitly in all matters. Her professionalism and business ethic is outstanding with exceptional communication and organisational skills. Dee became a very important support for me and greatly assisted me in balancing both my business and family commitments.  For the last 6 years working together, we were completely remote from each other, meeting up sometimes just once a year for a coffee as I would pass through Heathrow or London. However, though we did not physically see each other we were in contact every day via various methods from email, telephone or video conference so it was like having her next to me constantly.

Peter Walmsley FCIPD
Peter Warlmsley
VP Human Resources, Electronic Arts

Deonne is an excellent Exec Assistant and works in a highly collaborative way with both the Execs she supports and her internal partners. She is very professional and very used to partnering and communicating with senior Execs. She is hard working and is very dedicated and I have complete trust and belief in her integrity to manage all confidential information and she has a track record of consistently delivering. Great resource.

Guillaume Bèque
Guillaume Bèque
Cofondateur et Président de SocioSocia

I worked with Dee when I was HR Director at HR Access Fidelity and Sopra Group. Dee is a wonderful person and a very professional PA. She has always been a “no problem” person: positive, finding solutions, arranging all kind of things an international organization need. She is self-motivated and influences others with positive thinking and behaviour. The distance does not exist with Dee : she was 500 km away from me or working from home and my feeling has always been that she was in the office next door… If I had a need for an international PA, my choice would definitely go for Dee.

 
Ian D’Cunha

COO at Spargonet

Deonne worked for me as my PA when I was General Manager of IT Services at GSi and CIO at ADP. She was promoted at ADP to be PA to the MD and Office Services Manager. The quality of Deonne’s work was always of a very high standard and her attention to deadlines was exceptional. She was strong in her administration, organisation and communication skills, showed a high degree of initiative and required minimum guidance. Deonne consistently got the job done on time and to a high degree of satisfaction. She established good relationships with her colleagues and provided clear direction and support to her team.  When GSi was acquired by ADP, my priority when searching for a new PA was to convince Deonne to work for me again. This took some time as she is a very loyal employee, but I’m glad that she eventually joined me again. I would gladly recommend Deonne as a trusted and valuable employee.

Franck Neron-Bancel
Franck Neron-Bancel
Senior Vice President Strategic Client Partnerships at ADP Global Enterprise Solutions

I have been working with Deonne for many years as I was myself in the UK or from the US. Deonne has always been extremely reactive and helpful with a special ability to get things done.

Jill McGinn
Jill McGinn
HR Consultant, Executive Coach

As HR Director at ADP I worked very closely with Deonne in her role as Executive Assistant and recommend her highly. She is confidential, proactive, business focussed and was always very supportive of the whole leadership team. She is rarely phased, commits to and delivers to deadlines and demonstrates a high level of client service. You definitely want a ‘Deonne’ in your team.

Med Haikel Badreddine PMP®, MBA, ITILV3®

Med Haikel Badreddine
PMO Systems & Operations at HR Access, a Sopra company


I had great pleasure working with Deonne on multiple occasions. she is a fast thinker, and knows exactly how to get things done the right way. she is very responsive, and takes responsibility on all actions assigned to her. even though she was working remotely with most of the business units, she had no issues adapting, and getting things done. I hope our paths will cross again.

Sarah ClarkeSarah Clarke
HR Systems and Change Manager at Direct Line Group

In the time that I work with Dee, she had dual roles of both EA, and office manager, she always had a friendly smile waiting. Dee is pragmatic in her approach to problem solving, able to very efficiently multi-task, and is not one to shy away from difficult activities, regularly stepping in to help others when they ask for assistance.

  
David Fuentes
David Fuentes
Partner & Director at Integrated Solutions Purchasing and Logistics, S.L.

Highly capable and enthusiastic person who creates a good atmosphere of collaboration and team spirit. She supported to all key areas of business in an autonomous and proactive manner in order to achieve the Company goals.  She was known for her strong commitment and passion to continually deliver the best quality results, a true professional and an absolute pleasure to work with.

 
Christine Briody
Christine Briody
Senior Director at ADPES INT’L

I have known Deonne for many years and always found her to be very efficient and results driven. While maintaining a great sense of humour, she manages to be highly organised and productive, with great communication skills. Deonne is an asset to any organisation

Peter Kibble
Business Analyst at Sopra HR

I worked with Deonne for over 7 years, and benefited greatly from her organisational skills and abilities. I consistently found Deonne to be the go-to person who was able to resolve my issues for any organisational and administrative situations I encountered. Deonne’s follow-through on these items was always exemplary and she took on the management of issues to ensure they were satisfactorily resolved. Combined with this, Deonne is also extremely pleasant colleague to work with and I believe she will be an invaluable asset to any company she works for.

 

These references can also be found on my LinkedIn Profile

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