WHO WE ARE
MPS is helping to be part of the solution of how (and where) Vancouverites work. With full-time secretarial and administrative services in the heart of Vancouver’s business and medical district, business owners and branch offices are discovering how easy it is to get support with meeting space, virtual and private offices.
In a busy business hub like Vancouver, business owners struggle to find affordable and available office space and support services. Since 1981, MPS (formerly My Private Secretary) has provided executive & virtual office spaces and comprehensive administrative support for small corporations, sole practitioners, large companies looking to downsize, up-and-coming start-ups, professional associations, non-profits, and more.
MPS clients benefit from a full range of on-site and virtual business services to help them work more efficiently, without the need to hire their own staff and the flexibility to work wherever and however they want.
Our Core Values
Our services are available for businesses of all sizes. Our job is to support you and provide support for you to scale your business and influence. To do this, we believe in being:
You’ll feel a sense of belonging within our growing community
All of our clients and their guests can expect a warm welcome every time they engage with us
We do what we say, we walk our walk, and we stay accountable to our promises
You’ll often see us bending over backwards, going the extra mile, to help your business flourish
Our entire team believes in supporting one another and our clients equally
We live and breathe by
“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
We expertly balance our company’s needs with yours to be fair and honourable
Give us a task, and it’ll get done. You can count on us. Seriously!
Serving everyone by including everyone.
At MPS, we are committed to advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)—not just in our workplace but in the communities we serve. We strive to create an environment where everyone is respected, heard, and empowered to reach their full potential regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, accessibility needs, or religion. To ensure everyone is included we are committed to addressing discrimination in any form and standing up for a more equitable and inclusive future for all.
A team of skilled and helpful professionals
Our team is here to support you with every business need you may have.
Owner & General Manager
Karline joined “My Private Secretary” in its second year of operation and later bought the company. Under her leadership, it grew into MPS Executive Suites, providing office management services to entrepreneurs, corporate businesses, and non-profit associations. With 40+ years of experience, Karline is committed to the company’s core values and delivering excellent customer service. She has a hands-on approach and stays current with evolving technology. In her free time, Karline enjoys traveling with her high school sweetheart and spending time with family.
With over 33 years of experience in administrative and project management roles, Trish brings a wealth of expertise to MPS. Her hardworking and helpful attitude, along with her ability to manage a wide range of tasks, has made her an invaluable member of the team. Trish takes great pleasure in assisting new clients and colleagues and finds it rewarding when she can make their lives easier. When she’s not working, Trish enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her two dogs, relaxing at the campsite.
Assistant Association Manager
Ryan is a determined and dependable team member at MPS who is always eager to take on new challenges. He enjoys getting to know our diverse clients and learning about their unique preferences to better assist them. In the office, Ryan is focused on broadening his knowledge and skills to take on more leading responsibilities and contribute to the company’s growth in a meaningful way. Outside of work, Ryan loves socializing, listening to and playing music, and staying active through weightlifting or hiking.
With over a decade of experience in administration across various industries, Julz brings a diverse skill set to MPS. Her passion for helping people led her to Association Management, where she can make a difference by supporting our association clients. Julz loves working with excel and is committed to giving back to her community through her work. Outside of the office, she enjoys exploring the outdoors with her husband, cooking up a storm in the kitchen, or cuddling with her puppy and her newborn daughter.
Senior Administrative Specialist
Jenny is a familiar face at MPS, having previously served as our Front Desk Coordinator before transitioning to a role in backroom administration, which she finds both challenging and rewarding. She enjoys the variety of tasks that come her way throughout the day. When not busy with work, Jenny loves taking in the stunning views from our office and trying out new restaurants with friends. Having worked in Japan in the past, she likes to keep up with the latest Japanese trends as well.
Marketing Lead & Association Administration
Aleena has made a big impact at MPS since joining the team, displaying her creativity, reliability, and innovative approach every day. Her skills have been invaluable to our success and her insights are integral to future-proof the company. Outside of work, Aleena is powerlifting athlete, training four times a week to maintain discipline and achieve her goals. She finds this practice to be the perfect balance for managing work-life stress.
Accounting & Bookkeeping
Deserae has been an integral part of MPS Executive Suites for over 23 years, demonstrating loyalty and thoughtfulness throughout her tenure. She has worked her way up from a senior administrator to a full-cycle bookkeeper, enjoying the daily variety of tasks and opportunities to learn. Outside of work, Deserae cherishes spending time with her husband and two daughters, as well as her passion for travel.
Accounting & Bookkeeping
Dianne has been a valuable member of MPS for over 20 years, known for her cheerful and optimistic personality and appreciation for the many clients she has had the pleasure of working with. As a key member of the bookkeeping team, Dianne is reliable, trustworthy, and committed to her work. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with loved ones and exploring the beautiful city of Vancouver.
Front Desk Coordinator
Enrico is also one of the latest additions to MPS, bringing up to six years of relevant experience to the team. Described by his best friend as outgoing, quippy, and philosophical, Enrico enjoys interacting with clients and providing excellent customer service during his workday at MPS. When he is not busy with work, he likes to go to the gym and indulge in anything related to superheroes, anime, and Star Wars, in that order.
Senior Administrative Specialist
Karen joined MPS in early 2023, bringing over 10 years of experience across various industries. Her friendly, thoughtful, and gentle presence has made her a welcome addition to the team. Karen is constantly learning and aspires of becoming an entrepreneur herself. When she’s not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, biking, crocheting, salsa dancing (thanks to her Latina roots), and hanging out with friends.
Work with the best in the business
If I could, I would give them 6 stars. I have known MPS Executive Suites for well over 10 years and have been there myself for many years. I have been 100% satisfied – the entire team is extremely reliable, professional, and wonderful to work with.