Quentin Broad assumed the role of Managing Director at Capitalize for Kids in March 2018. Quentin brings a unique background to the not-for-profit sector with his 30-year career in the financial services industry. Along with his wife Dianne, he has had a continual focus on issues facing children and families, using his time and donations to support a number of causes. It was the opportunity to make a significant impact with the full dedication of his time in leading Capitalize for Kids that drove his career change. While Quentin leaves behind the day-to-day engagement with the capital markets, he plans to actively engage his previous clients and competitors as we further build the capabilities of Capitalize for Kids.
Prior to joining Capitalize for Kids, Quentin was Head of Equity Sales at CIBC, where he led his team to the BWI #1 ranking in equity sales in Canada. With an MBA from McMaster University Quentin joined Scotiabank in 1988 within their human resources function, as a recruiter and a generalist HR practitioner before moving into corporate banking. From there he moved to Deutsche Bank to run its financial institutions practice, covering all aspects of lending, debt/equity capital markets and forex/derivatives for Canadian clients. In 1998, he transitioned his career into sell-side research and became a financial services analyst with First Marathon/National Bank Financial. In 2000, Quentin joined CIBC as the bank and insurance analyst, during which time he won several awards for stock picking and top-gun rankings. In 2006, Quentin assumed responsibility for managing the equity research team and oversaw its ascendancy from fifth ranked overall to #2 ranking in the Canadian market. In early 2016, Quentin transitioned to the Global Head of Equity Sales, responsible for operations in North America, the UK and Hong Kong.
Quentin is a member of McMaster University’s Board of Governors, chairs their endowment fund’s investment committee and is a member of the executive committee. He recently joined the Michael Garron Foundation board and has been an active member of the major individual giver campaign committee of the United Way Toronto and York Region. He and his wife live in Toronto and have three children, all of whom have plotted their own unique career paths. He is a seven-time Ironman, including the iconic Norseman Extreme triathlon, and has completed numerous cycling races and marathons.
Director of Consulting
Justin is the Director of Consulting at Capitalize for Kids. Justin came to Capitalize for Kids from Accenture where he was a Management Consultant in the Financial Services practice. His work spanned across multiple functions such as product strategy, innovation strategy, and org structure design.
In 2013, Justin founded the Jack Summit, a student-led mental health innovation summit which has evolved into Canada’s only national network of young leaders transforming the way we think about mental health.
Justin received an Honours Bachelor of Science degree from Queen’s University with a major in Life Sciences and minor in Economics.
Outside of Capitalize for Kids, Justin is a member of the Board of Directors for Progress Place. He also loves photography, traveling, and hiking.
Director of Marketing
Eugene uses digital marketing to make good non-profits great. Prior to working at Capitalize for Kids, he was the Marketing and Communications Lead at Jack.org. As one of the organization’s first full-time employees, Eugene helped to grow Jack.org from a memorial fund into a national charity with thousands of volunteers and a network of 85 campus chapters across Canada.
Eugene is a digital marketing Swiss Army Knife. From strategy through to production he does it all. He has extensive experience in social media, content, and email marketing. He is a copywriter, graphic designer and video producer.
Eugene studied Film and Media at Queen’s University. While enrolled in school, he managed the student television station and created a live sports broadcast which revolutionized university sports webcasting in Canada. He was also involved with organizing a number of community and campus events like the Kingston Canadian Film Festival and TEDxQueensU. He was awarded the Mark R. Wilson Award by the Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Society for his service to the Queen’s community.
Director of Business Development
Rebecca is the Director of Business Development at Capitalize for Kids. Rebecca joins the team after having spent three magical years at The Walt Disney Company in Orlando, Florida where she was the Managing Producer of the Disney Data and Analytics Conference (DDAC). In this role, her work encompassed sponsorship management, creative management and design, event services, project management, organizational and business strategy. Rebecca is a natural connector and is enthusiastic about bringing people together to make meaningful and organic partnerships.
Rebecca received a Bachelor of Arts (Hon) in Theater and Music (2012), a Masters of International Business with a specialization in luxury brand management (2015), and an MBA (2016) all from Queen’s University. Rebecca’s unique background gives her a fresh perspective on “the street”.
Outside of Capitalize for Kids, you can find Rebecca catching up on the latest movies, trying to break out of an escape room, exploring the great theme parks of North America, or belting out her favorite showtunes.
Deb joined Capitalize for Kids in April 2019. She came from East Metro Youth services, the lead agency for children and youth mental health transformation in Toronto where she was CEO. At East Metro, Deb led a variety of change management exercises which brought in new leadership and supported the implementation of their new governance model. She advanced sector transformation through her strengthening of the lead agency model which included the development and implementation of a three-year roadmap for continued delivery of quality service in collaboration with over thirty agency partners and other key stakeholders in education, health, City of Toronto and with children, youth and their families.
Prior to that, she was the Senior Vice President, Community Impact at United Way Greater Toronto and has a long history, and proven track-record, of delivering transformative social programs to improve the lives of people in the community. At United Way, Deb led the implementation of its strategic plan. Working with a staff of 40 and dozens of volunteers to allocate and oversee United Way’s $88 million annual investment in the community.
Before United Way, Deb spent five years as Executive Director at University Settlement and spent more than fifteen years in New York City working in a variety of positions across the social services sector. This included working for Safe Horizon, the largest crime victim assistance organization in the United States, where she led the organization’s response to the events of September 11.
Deb holds a Master of Social Work from New York University and has trained as community mediator and executive coach. She has also served on boards in a volunteer capacity for both Victim Services Program and Sistering in Toronto.
Deb brings her innovative ideas, transformational leadership and commitment to inclusivity to Capitalize for Kids. In her spare time, Deb takes cooking classes, reads and spends time with her family.
David joined Capitalize for Kids in July 2018 and is currently the team’s Digital Consultant. He was most recently a Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft where he led the go-to-market strategy of a $100M+ portfolio focused on Microsoft Azure – the company’s most strategic cloud platform. During this time, he also led multiple pro-bono initiatives on behalf of the company with both the Children’s Wish Foundation and Make-a-Wish Foundation. Prior to Microsoft, he worked as a private equity analyst at Altas Partners and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.
David holds both a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Mathematics from the Double Degree program of Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo. He enjoys staying connected to the Laurier campus through various alumni and faculty initiatives. From 2015 to 2018, he served as a faculty member for one of Laurier’s senior undergraduate strategy courses focused on case analysis and presentation.
Outside of work, David is an avid foodie, a passionate Toronto Raptors fan, and a huge movie buff.
Sarah is the Event Manager at Capitalize for Kids. She came to Capitalize for Kids from having worked in Event Management and Hospitality at Beacon Hall Golf Club. At Beacon Hall Golf Club, Sarah managed food & beverage and golf based events for private membership, as well as companies such as PC Financial, Mercedes, Agnico Eagle, Southlake Regional Hospital and CIBC. Sarah’s work varied from daily floor operations, event planning, creation and execution to managing the club’s food & beverage department.
Sarah holds a Bachelor of Child Development from Seneca College’s department of Early Childhood Education, where she received the Walker Wood Foundation Early Childhood Education Award, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Youth Justice and Interventions from Durham College’s Faculty of Justice & Emergency Services. Sarah’s passion for children’s mental health began at a young age when she volunteered with the Special Needs classroom at her elementary school. Following this, she spent time volunteering with York Region Children’s Aid Society, Victim’s Services Toronto, Students Crossing Boarders and Kennedy House Youth Shelter, gaining front line experience working with children and adolescents facing mental health challenges. Sarah has always gravitated towards leadership roles and collaborative team environments that focus on innovation and making the world a better place.
Outside of Capitalize for Kids, Sarah can be found training for marathons and attending yoga classes. She has a strong commitment to giving back to the community and building capacity in others to contribute and support those in need. Sarah loves to be active and enjoys the simple things. You’ll often find her enjoying a nice glass of wine, walking her dog in the park or reading a good book.
Community Development Manager
Diana is the Community Development Manager at Capitalize for Kids. Diana came from True Patriot Love Foundation where her focus was revenue generation from third party events, cause marketing initiatives, and event fundraising. Working with ambitious partners with the goal to raise funds and awareness for military families, she developed strategies to execute successful events with big impact.
Diana’s passion for giving back originated when she was attending Fanshawe College, from where she graduated with a diploma in Financial Planning Services. During a project in her second year, she discovered Sunshine Foundation, a wish granting organization for kids living with severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses. This sparked her desire to play a small part in a bigger purpose. After moving to Toronto, Diana spent time volunteering at SickKids Hospital, with Capitalize for Kids before its consulting program was built out, and now volunteers for Jays Care Foundation in their community clubhouse and sits on various fundraising event committees.
Outside of the office, Diana enjoys watching and playing many sports, and spending time outdoors, ideally by a body of water.
Katie joined Capitalize for Kids in January 2019. She recently graduated from the Commerce program at Queen’s University where she was actively involved in the campus community. Among other positions, Katie spent 2 years leading CREO Solutions, a student-run consulting firm run out of the Smith School of Business, and was a member of the Queen’s Case Competition Union where she represented the school in Montreal, Rotterdam, Bangkok, and Copenhagen in business case competitions. Katie will be joining BCG as an Associate in the fall of 2019, building on the work she has done over the last three summers at the firm. She started in their Social Impact and Marketing department, and most recently spent a summer as an Associate working as part of a large scale transformation in the TMT industry.
Katie balances her professional endeavours with her passion for watercolour painting, running and hiking.
Jeffrey Gallant is Co-Founder of Capitalize for Kids. Jeff manages a wealth management partnership external to Capitalize for Kids alongside Kyle MacDonald. He was previously an Associate Portfolio Manager at Alignvest Capital Management, a Toronto-based alternative asset manager. Prior to joining Alignvest, Jeffrey worked as an Investment Analyst on the North American equity long short mandates at Gluskin Sheff + Associates. He has also held internship positions as an Analyst with CIBC World Markets.
To date, he has obtained the Chartered Investment Manager and Certified International Wealth Manager designations, and is currently a candidate for the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Beyond these, Jeffrey has also obtained his options license and has completed the Canadian Insurance Course.
In 2013, Jeffrey was presented with the One to Watch Award by Queen’s University and was recognized as a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum in 2012. He has served as a volunteer at The Hospital for Sick Children for the past three years and is a founding member of the SickKids Innovators program.
Jeffrey received an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University where he majored in finance. During his studies, he served as Chief Strategy Officer of the Queen’s University Investment Counsel, a student-run investment fund managing $500,000 of Queen’s endowment funds. He was also educated at the Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden through an international exchange and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania through a leadership program.
Kyle Co-Founded Capitalize for Kids alongside Jeff in 2013. Kyle manages a wealth management partnership external to Capitalize for Kids alongside Jeff Gallant. He previously led the Financial Services practice at Veritas Investment Research, an independent equity research firm headquartered in Toronto. In the 2014 Thomson Reuters StarMine analyst awards, Kyle ranked 1st for Banks and Insurance coverage in the country and 2nd for stock picking across all sectors. Prior to Veritas, Kyle began his career at Ernst and Young where he was awarded National Honor Roll status for his performance on the 2012 Uniform Final Exam (UFE). To date, Kyle has obtained the Chartered Profession Accountant (CPA, CA) designation, and is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Kyle received an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University where he concurrently played for the Varsity Football team. He was also a member of the 2009 Vanier Cup winning program.
Beyond Capitalize for Kids, Kyle is also a volunteer at the Hospital for Sick Children, and a member of the SickKids Innovators program. He was recognized as a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum in 2013.