Kiara Marika


Kiara is the Director of Marketing & Administration at Pekarsky & Co., where she has oversight and responsibility for all of the firm’s marketing functions, including social media channels, website management, event management and serving as our in-house expert on various proposal writing software, such as Proposify, along with the monthly production and distribution of our widely-read blog, The Ampersand. In addition, Kiara co-hosts our Pekarsky & Co. podcast, The Ampersand: Unplugged with Adam where they explores issues of the day that impact our community, affect businesses large and small and explores issues that impact human capital and, more broadly, the human condition. She also oversees the firm’s accounting and bookkeeping functions, ranging from invoicing to balancing the company’s books and preparing monthly reports for the firm’s Partners.


Prior to joining the team, Kiara worked at an insurance brokerage where she successfully managed the bulk of the company’s day-to- day operations. She has held a broad range of differing marketing positions with local companies providing expertise in creating and managing social media accounts, oversight of brand management and event coordination and promotion. A deep customer service streak runs through all of Kiara’s professional dealings. She believes in building strong relationships and good rapport with clients and colleagues alike.


Kiara graduated from Mount Royal University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, where she majored in Marketing and minored in Finance. She also spent a semester abroad where she studied at the University of Canberra in Australia. In 2023, Kiara completed her Master of Business Administration at the University of Calgary.


Outside of work, Kiara enjoys staying fit and working out at a variety of different studios ranging from spin to barre classes. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family, many of whom are spread out in various countries around the world. This leads to her other passion in life which is travelling. Kiara truly enjoys immersing herself into new and foreign cultures by enjoying everything it has to offer from the food, beautiful sites and amazing people.


Blogs by Kiara


Why me? Y Not! | “Go to school, get a degree, and you’ll land a job!” A refrain we’ve all heard I’m sure. Well, for me at least, as for most of us Gen-Y types, it wasn’t quite that simple. READ MORE » 



Master of Business Administration, University of Calgary (Calgary, AB, 2023) 

As of August 2023, Kiara completed her Master of Business Administration.


Bachelor of Business Administration, Mount Royal University (Calgary, AB, 2016) 

As part of her Bachelor of Business Administration, Kiara majored in Marketing and minored in Finance.


Study Abroad Program, University of Canberra (Canberra, AU, 2015) 

Kiara studied abroad at the University of Canberra where she completed four of her BA courses.


Canadian Investment Funds Course, IFSE Institute (Calgary, AB, 2016) 



Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association 

  • Calgary, AB, December 2019

Participated & volunteered in CIWA’s Adopt-A-Family program where we adopted an immigrant woman and her family and donated unused household items, baby supplies, store gift cards, food and/or children’s clothes, books or toys.


Gordie Howe Hockey Tournament 

  • Calgary, AB, May 2019


CUPS Calgary

  • Calgary, AB, March 2019

Meal preparation for the kids and other duties required of me.


United Way, Sales Representative 

  • Calgary, AB, October 2013


The Mustard Seed, Sandwich Delivery 

  • Calgary, AB, November 2010
“I believe that happiness is a contributing factor to success. If you are happy with who you are and what you do, success is right in front of you.”
– Kiara