Team & Contact

Our Team

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Bill Young

President

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.

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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.

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Jocelyn Phillips

Project Manager

Jocelyn joined the SCP team in 2014 to manage the Community Employment Loan Program (CELP) and was responsible for fostering relationships between small business owners and employment service providers, increasing opportunities for individuals facing barriers to employment. As Project Manager, Jocelyn played a major role in designing and piloting the scaled version of CELP called Rate Drop Rebate that involved a variety of stakeholders including the Government of Ontario, large banks and credit unions, small business owners and employment service providers.

Jocelyn is currently focused on researching the “present of work” to better understand the supports required to ensure long-term, successful, and anxiety-free employment in our changing world of work.

Our Advisory Board includes:

Richard W. Ivey

Roger L. Martin

Susan Pigott

Walter Ross

Michael Wenban

Rochelle Stenzler

 

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366 Adelaide St. West, Suite 606
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
M5V 1R9

 

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(416) 646-1871

 

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info@socialcapitalpartners.ca