Endeavour’s Advisory Committee, comprised of experts from academia, consulting, non-profit and industry, provide advice and subject matter expertise to Endeavour consulting and executive teams.
Dr. Ann Armstrong
Lecturer and Director, Social Enterprise Initiative, Rotman School of Management
Dr. Ann Armstrong was an instructor at the Rotman School of Management for the past 15 years. She was the Director of the Social Enterprise Initiative responsible for increasing the School’s involvement in the non-profit and social enterprise sectors through curriculum design, research and community engagement.
Ann teaches change management in the Executive Development Program as well as in the MBiotech and Innovation Programs at the University of Toronto at Mississauga. She was the Academic Co-Director of Rotman’s Learning Exchange with Regent Park. Ann is working on an SSHRC-supported research project that looks at the social economy of Ontario. She has written articles on a broad range of subjects such as diversity in the non-profit sector to case studies on green social enterprises.
She has co-authored the Canadian edition of a textbook on organization design with Dr. Richard Daft and a textbook on Canada’s social economy with Drs. Jack Quarter and Laurie Mook. Ann has ‘Canadianized’, with Joan Condie, ORGB by Nelson and Quick.
Ann received her Ph.D. in organizational behaviour from the University of Toronto. In addition, she sits on several not-for-profit boards.
Principal, Charitably Speaking
Ann Rosenfield, MBA, CFRE is an award-winning professional who has been helping donors, volunteers, Boards, and neighbours make good decisions about charity for over 20 years. She is Principal of Charitably Speaking and serves as the the Editor of Hilborn Charity eNews. She has spoken on philanthropy from Amsterdam to San Francisco and her professional volunteer leadership service includes over 8 years with Imagine Canada. She is the Chair of Association of Fundraising Professionals Congress in 2018 – the largest fundraising conference in Canada. In her spare time, she serves as Board Secretary of Rainbow Railroad and is a roll up the sleeves volunteer with several local charities including Not Far From The Tree.
Candice de Saldanha
Senior Manager, KPMG Strategy & Operations
Candice is a member of the KPMG Strategy team in Toronto with experience in areas such as strategic planning, new business development, customer assessments, and organizational design and behaviour. Candice focuses on helping clients pursuing external growth opportunities as well as those looking to optimize their own internal design and activities in order to fulfill their growth ambitions. In her approaches she integrates creativity and rigorous analysis with a heavy emphasis on stakeholder engagement, resulting in strategies that reflect the unique realities for each client context. She has had the opportunity to collaborate with clients from a diverse set of industries including retail, financial services, media, natural resources, healthcare, and the public sector. Her experiences also include working with non-profit organizations in developing and implementing strategies to fuel their growth and enrich the arts and patient-based communities that they serve. Beyond her client work, Candice is a part of the core team driving the strategy for the practice’s national recruitment efforts.
Candice holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Mount Allison University.
Director of Education and Youth Engagement, Jane Goodall Institute of Canada (JGI)
Carissa MacLennan is the Director of Education and Youth Engagement at the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada (JGI). Prior to JGI, Carissa was an Education Manager with UNICEF Canada, working on children’s rights-based approaches to education. She has also worked for JHR (Journalists for Human Rights) where she developed and managed programming for their domestic and international departments, working in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Zambia, and in universities across Canada. Carissa’s governance experience includes serving on the boards for Canadian-Sudanese Volunteers for Development, OneChild, and Local Buttons.
Director, Product Strategy and Innovation, RBC Ventures
Julian Antony is Director of Product Strategy and Innovation at RBC Ventures, focused on building and acquiring new business ventures to re-imagine the future of banking. Julian brings a mix of banking, management consulting and social sector experience in developed and emerging markets, with 10 years of projects in Corporate Strategy, M&A Due Diligence, Business Building and Operations Optimization.
Julian started his career in Canada as an engineer at BlackBerry, followed by business strategy at Capital One, where he worked on new product launches and growth partnerships. Julian then took on a variety of international roles, including scaling a social enterprise in Haiti, launching a microfinance bank in the Philippines and developing global corporate strategy for Standard Chartered Bank, based in Singapore.
Julian is passionate about leveraging business sector approaches to drive sustainable impact in the social sector, and returns to Endeavour after previous experiences as a Senior Consultant and a member of the Development Committee. Julian holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has an Honours Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from McGill University.
Director, Volunteer Relations, Project Managers without Borders
Lynn Shannon is an experienced project manager and program director with over 25 years of experience in the IT, communications and media industries. Her career includes senior management positions in digital strategy at Rogers Communications, Torstar Digital, and McClelland and Stewart Publishers.
Originally trained as a teacher, Lynn continues to coach and mentor students and is a popular project management instructor at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies.
Lynn is also an active volunteer with the Project Management Institute (PMI), is a former president of its Toronto Chapter, and continues to represent and present at PMI conferences around the world.
Besides her PMP designation, Lynn holds a Bachelor of Education from McGill University and certifications in Graphic Arts Management from Ryerson University.
Mary has worked in corporations, academia and has also been an entrepreneur; but she found her passion in running non-profit organizations. Most recently she served as the President of WBE Canada a national non-profit organization that links women entrepreneurs with innovative corporations seeking to diversify their supply chain. She was the first woman president to be appointed in the 75-year history of the Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters (I.E. Canada.), She was also President of the Brazil Canada Chamber of Commerce and served as the chair of the board of the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT)
She has received a number of awards and recognitions including: 2018 Agent of Change Award from Powerful Women Today. 2015 Global Advocate Award from Astra Women’s Business Alliance. 2014 named one of the Top 10 Diversity Change Leaders by Diversity Canada magazine, and the Canadian Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) Program Ambassador of the Year.
Mary is known as a partnership developer working closely with boards of directors to uphold board governance, deliver strategic plans, institute astute financial management and focus on creative business solutions including highly successful events and training programs.
Mary has a Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of Ottawa, and Bachelor of Arts (BA) University of Guelph and Ontario Teachers Certificate.
President, Common Good Strategies
Steven Ayer is the Founder and President of Common Good Strategies, a market research and strategic consulting group that specializes in research for the non-profit sector. Current non-profit projects include surveys, evaluations, fund development, and data strategies.
Before starting Common Good Strategies, Steven was a Senior Research Associate at Imagine Canada where he co-authored several reports on the non-profit sector. His publications include Corporate Community Investment Practices, Motivations and Challenges: Findings from the Canada Survey of Business Contributions to Community, believed to be the most comprehensive study of corporate contributions to non-profit and charitable organizations conducted in North America, and the 2007 Highlights Report for the Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering, and Participating, the largest study of individual giving and volunteering behaviour in Canada. He has also written extensively on fundraising costs, transparency and revenue strategies. Prior to his work at Imagine Canada, Steven was Research Manager and Research Associate at the Institute for Sport Marketing, where he managed an array of research and consulting projects related to marketing and sponsorship.
Steven holds an MBA degree from Laurentian University and is a recipient of the Social Science and Humanities Research Council’s Canada Graduate Scholarship. In his spare time, Steven is an enthusiastic volunteer and an equally enthusiastic mediocre athlete.
Manager, KPMG Strategy & Operations
Stuart is a consultant with KPMG’s Strategy & Operations practice in Toronto, and his experience has been focused on providing strategic advice for companies in energy, fast-moving consumer packaged goods, public and financial services sectors across three continents – North America, Europe and Africa – helping them address issues related to operational effectiveness, identifying new, untapped growth markets, optimizing product distribution and leading large, transformational change initiatives.
Stuart is former Rotarian who is passionate about working with non-profit and community organizations, with a specific focus on youth education in underprivileged communities both here and abroad. His service to helping the local and student community in London, Ontario garnered him the “Humanitarian of the Year” award for his graduating class. While at KPMG, Stuart has been an active volunteer at Free The Children’s Me-To-We Take Action Camp helping young leaders with strategic planning.
Stuart holds an MBA from IESE Business School, University of Navarra, and an Bachelor of Management and Organization Studies from The University of Western Ontario
Tae Hyun An
Senior Manager, KPMG Advisory Services
Tae Hyun An is a Senior Manager in the Advisory Services practice of KPMG LLP, with over 15 years of professional services experience primarily in both corporate and investment finance. He has been involved in a variety of management consulting projects including operating model design, integrated business planning, post-merger integration / finance transformation, driver-based management, and global implementation of finance systems.
Prior to venturing into the world of management consulting, Tae worked as a senior emerging market equity research analyst, advising major institutional investors on the current valuation and assessment of their potential investment targets.
As a proven business professional with knowledge and expertise in business strategy, enterprise performance management, and equity valuation, Tae brings a very unique blend of skillset in both equity research and management consulting. Methodical and systematic in his approach to solve business problems, he is able to provide both outside-in and inside-out views of a company in a highly insightful manner. He has worked directly with clients across a number of industries including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Mining, Pharmaceuticals, Retail, Telecommunications, and Utilities. He also brings specialized knowledge in the Transportation and Infrastructure segments. He has provided independent equity valuation of publicly-traded companies in both developed and emerging markets.
Senior Manager, Run for the Cure Fundraising, Canadian Cancer Society
Tanya Rumble is an authentic and results-driven relationship and fundraising manager with over 10 years of tenure. Her background includes diverse and deep experience in government relations; community and public health; and the non-profit and academic sectors. She has cultivated expertise in fund development for the health charity industry, and is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE).
She is Senior Manager, Run for the Cure Fundraising at the Canadian Cancer Society and in this role leads all community engagement functions for the CIBC Run for the Cure with a fundraising portfolio of $17MM.
Tanya is Co-Founder of Toronto plus Acumen, an official chapter of Acumen. Tanya is a past 7 year leadership volunteer with Canada’s largest grant maker – the Ontario Trillium Foundation. She was most recently appointed by the Ontario Minister of Health and Long-term Care to the Citizen’s Council advising the Minister on healthcare and drug policy in the province. Additionally Tanya enjoys grassroots volunteer opportunities – she is a Project Advisor with Endeavour Volunteer Consulting for Non-profits, is a Jane’s Walk leader, and regularly volunteers with the Daily Bread Food Bank.
Tanya completed a Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at McMaster University and a Masters Certificate at New York University with the World Health Organization. She is currently pursuing the Masters of Public Policy, Administration and Law at York University. Tanya is naturally inquisitive and a lifelong learner – she is a graduate of the 2017 AFP Inclusion and Philanthropy Fellowship, and 2010 DiverseCity Fellowship.
Principal, Lough Barnes Consulting Group
Tony Yu is a Principal at Lough Barnes Consulting Group. Tony is a skilled public sector and not-for-profit consultant with experience in conducting program/performance evaluations, strategic planning and implementation, service model design and business planning. His clients include Ontario’s Ministries and the broader public sector in the areas of health, child welfare, mental health and addictions, transportation and culture.
Tony holds an MBA from Schulich School of Business, York University, BSc from University of Toronto and is currently the Vice-Chair on the board of St. Michael’s Homes.