Senior Managing Director
Clients have entrusted their businesses and organizations to Doug, for over 27 years. He's been at the table to usher through complex mergers, IPOs, business strategies, corporate restructuring and to raise capital for a diverse roster of clients from pharmaceutical companies, to the City of Toronto, charities, aboriginal festivals, to community theatre. Whether working for board members, city councillors, staff teams, CEOs or the community, young or old, for profit or not, because of his level of care and diligence for and communication with client organizations, NetGain is often invited back over time to help with their ongoing changes. We, at NetGain, think all this is because of the dazzle of his Old Boys' Club bow-ties and hairdo. Interestingly, through employing the Scientific Method we've actually found that it takes about 6 IPA pints, a week of late-night report writing and a team of 25-year-old hookers, props, flankers and locks to skew said bow-tie. Else, you might see him whizzing around on his trusty Marin Larkspur looking for free wifi, a cozy Americano or picnic spot.
Suzanne Wilcox has experience working in non-profit and corporate settings. She’s been around NetGain since 1997 and enjoys the fresh approach that the firm takes with each and every client. She often refers to Nelson Mandela’s (and recently repeated by Spicy P) words for inspiration: “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
After graduating from Princeton University, Suzanne worked in Marketing and Development at several US arts organizations, including the American Dance Festival and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She earned a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School before working in research, project management, and client relations for the Toronto sponsorship agency, Arts & Communications.
She was then recruited by Air Canada where she worked in Marketing managing the opening of the then “new” Air Canada Centre as well as AC’s cultural and community sponsorship portfolio. In 2001, she embarked on a new corporate adventure at the newly independent Aeroplan, where she looked after the successful CIBC Aerogold VISA and Diners Club credit card programs.
As a freelance consultant, Suzanne enjoys getting to know a variety of clients, helping them with Strategic Planning and Fundraising. Recent projects completed with NetGain include compiling MOCA Toronto’s Cultural Spaces grant, which raised over $5.5million for the museum’s new home on Sterling Road, as well as business planning for Akin Collective and Akin Projects, Toronto’s largest provider of affordable studio spaces for artists. She spent three years working with Junior Achievement of Central Ontario (JACO), increasing individual giving to the organization 134% in that time. She was critical in securing a $500,000 gift to JACO, the largest single gift ever to the organization.
Currently, she is working with Regent Park’s Centre of Learning & Development in its campaign to develop and fund a new space for its growing social enterprises, the Regent Park Catering Collective and Regent Park Sewing Studio.
Suzanne loves the variety of her clients – from Canada’s major dance archives, Dance Collection Dance, to an old opera house in Port Hope, to the City of Toronto’s Business Incubation and Commercialization program. She relishes talking with people about new ideas (lots of talking), and research and proposal writing for individual, corporate, government and foundation donor audiences.
When not working, Suzanne hangs out with her family, swims, dances, and tends the weeds in her “garden”. She used to be a mime but decided the rope and the wall could only get her so far.
Centre of Learning & Development – the CORE!
TD Centre of Learning
540 Dundas Street East, Toronto, ON M5A 2B3
Legal Advisor, Alternative Dispute Resolution Mediator and Arbitrator
Mr. Yen provides a valuable service to our clients who may need a lower-cost, confidential way of solving disputes in the Arts, Culture and Heritage sectors. His long relationship of trust with NetGain and his active involvement in Toronto's political, health and arts worlds have made his insights almost as tasty as the pastries he procures at coffee-fueled breakfast meetings! More information about Alternative Dispute Resolution (instead of litigation in court) can be found here (please, click!).
Accounting and Bookkeeping
NetGain’s longest-serving team member, more commonly known as "Swales". This sly one made himself indispensable while over time narrowing his career focus on the financial management of the firm and its clients’. Now he divides his time between NetGain and another firm while working toward achieving Certified Management Accountant accreditation. His study of history at Queen's University now seems like a distant memory except when he’s into his pints, when socially inappropriate facts come bubbling up from his subconscious.
- Martin Blake - Video Surveillance and Production Officer, Toronto Police
- Julia Dow - Consultant, Essex Lake Group LLC, Shanghai and New York
- Rider Dice - Independent Sponsorship Development Consultant, Toronto
- Vanessa Higgs - Program Development Officer, Cultural Services, City of Toronto
- Tamar Huberman - Account Director and Consultant, Arts and Communications, New York
- Selena Hur - Manager, YMCA of Greater Toronto
- Tim Leary (Founder) - Independent Arts Management Consultant, Halifax
- Graeme Page - Fundraising Consultant
- Emily Parker - Grants & Sponsorship Officer, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto
- Clark Reed - Independent Human Resources Consultant, Toronto
- Geoff Stratton - Lawyer, MacDonald Thomas Law Office, Invermere, BC
- David Trahair - Bestselling Author and Principal at a Toronto Accounting Firm
- Darryl Moyers, Moyers & Stark Consulting