Don has spent more than two decades leading, growing, and transforming organizations and businesses, working with multinational companies, tech start-ups, academic / research institutions, governments, and clients around the world. As CEO of NORCAT, he has transformed the organization to become a global, multi-faceted enterprise focused on providing programs, services, and resources to prepare current and future workers and tech entrepreneurs with the right skills, competencies, and confidence to succeed. Don is also the founder and managing partner of the Catalyst Fund, a co-investment seed capital venture fund.
Previously, Don served as EVP of Strategy / Operations for the MaRS Discovery District and an Investment Director with the MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund. He’s an active angel investor, holds a variety of Board positions, and is a member of YPO Toronto. Academically he holds an undergraduate degree from Queen’s University, a Masters from the University of Toronto, and the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors in Canada.