Team & Contact

Our Team


Bill Young


Prior to founding Social Capital Partners in 2001, Bill spent twenty years in the private sector leading high growth, entrepreneurial organizations. He was CEO of Hamilton Computers, a publicly traded company that grew from $15 million to $250 million under his leadership and was sold to GE Capital. Bill was also the CEO and subsequently the Chairman of Optel Communications Corp. (later Axxent). Bill began his career as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young and holds an Honours BA from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He currently sits on a variety of boards for social enterprises and community organizations, and is a member of the Canadian Task Force on Social Finance. In 2013, Bill was appointed as a member of the Order of Canada for his contributions to Canadian society and his innovative achievements as a social entrepreneur and philanthropist.

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Jon Shell

Managing Director & Partner

Jon has joined Social Capital Partners after a 20-year career in the private sector.  A life-long entrepreneur, Jon has founded and grown successful companies in both Canada and Australia.  Most recently, he served as Chair of the Board for VetPartners Australia, one of the companies he founded.

Jon’s volunteer activity has involved entrepreneurship in emerging economies.  He was first introduced to Social Capital Partners when Bill supported a project he was leading in Kenya in 2008.  Jon is excited about the opportunity to invest in SCP and to join Bill as a partner as he believes strongly in SCP’s mission​.

In between entrepreneurial activity Jon was a consultant with both McKinsey & Company and Monitor.  He received a BA from Queen’s University and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University.

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Judy Doidge

Director, Partnerships

Judy works with our private, public and non-profit partners to design and test demand-led workforce development solutions. She brings over 20 years of leadership experience in the staffing industry, managing operational budgets of over $75M and designing and implementing national programs for RBC, HP, and TD Bank. Judy began her career with Metro Community Services. She has presented at the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals conference and the Workforce Development Knowledge Exchange, was a mentor with MaRS Impact 8, and serves on the Advisory Committee of the Employer Demand-Driven Training Project. Judy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Western Ontario.


Taylor Sekhon


Taylor has joined Social Capital Partners following experiences in a technology start-up, private equity, and management consulting. As a Director he’ll be responsible for helping the team develop, research and launch its next set of ideas.

A consistent theme throughout Taylor’s career has been finding ways to develop market-driven strategies to accelerate social impact. He’s contributed to for-profit start-ups improving housing affordability and healthcare access, large-scale investments in emerging markets, and worked with governments to create entrepreneurship support programs. He’s excited to join Social Capital Partners given the team’s shared philosophy around systems change and willingness to test high-risk, high-impact ideas.

In his spare time Taylor serves as Co-Chairman of the Advisory Board for The LEADER Project, an organization which provides business training to entrepreneurs in emerging markets. Prior to starting his career, Taylor received a BA in Global Development Studies from Huron University College and an HBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business.

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Emiko Savic

Finance and Administration Manager

Emiko manages finances and operations and also provides administrative support for SCP’s ongoing programs. Her organizational skills and attention to detail combined with her background in investment banking and bookkeeping keep our office running smoothly. She has a BA in Law from Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan, and studied business and management as an exchange student in Tours, France. Emiko’s diverse background contributes to her ability to see things from a variety of angles, making her an excellent problem solver and forward thinker. Her own experiences in overcoming challenges provide her with unique insights into helping others who face barriers to employment.


Jack Graham

Policy Editor

Jack is a policy journalist and researcher who joined the Social Capital Partners team from London, United Kingdom. As Policy Editor, he turns our big ideas into words on the page. With a background in labour market policy, Jack was previously a reporter at Apolitical, a global network for public servants. He also writes for publications including CapX and the think tank Open Political Economy Network, and was awarded a fellowship by Columbia Journalism School’s Dart Center to report a story on the opioid crisis in Indigenous communities. Jack previously worked on policy and communications in the UK Parliament, and as a video journalist at Contented Media. He holds a BA in History from the University of Oxford and an MSc in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics.


Sara Urbina

Sr. Associate of Operations and Research

Sara joined the Social Capital Partners team to work on issues relating to wealth inequality. She is interested in exploring different models and market-based approaches that tackle social issues. She will conduct research and help operationalize SCP’s next ideas. Sara has experience in research by previously working to identify barriers to leaving welfare in Puerto Rico, and in working with entrepreneurs by supporting early stage start-ups at MaRS Discovery District. She holds a BA in Economics and Human Geography from the University of Toronto.

Our Advisory Board includes:

Richard W. Ivey

Roger L. Martin

Susan Pigott

Walter Ross

Michael Wenban

Rochelle Stenzler



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