Valerie Gelinas

Director, Technology & Operations Early Talent

Valerie is an innovative and creative builder with demonstrated passion at the intersection of talent, innovation, technology and design. She brings creativity, diversity and flexibility to a team, driving innovation and change within the bank. In her current role as Director, T&O Early Talent she collaborates with partners and stakeholders across Technology and Operations and Recruitment to develop and execute on a strategic vision for attracting, engaging and retaining early talent.  She is responsible for the program management of over 700 students every year in the award winning T&O Student Program that includes the intensive RBC Amplify innovation program. 

Technology and Operations at RBC has been her home for the past 12 years where she has held numerous roles including resource management, relationship management for contingent workforce, and program development and management for new grad rotational programs. Prior to her work at RBC Valerie worked in IT consulting as a developer, business analyst and client services manager. She holds an Honours degree in Sociology with a Women’s Studies minor from Bishop’s University and an Applied Information Technology Diploma from the Information Technology Institute (ITI).