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Kim Varian, Partner, Capitis Consulting

kims-headshot-400Kim Varian brings more than 19 years of business planning, development and marketing experience to Capitis Consulting. Most recently as Director of Enterprise at The Art Gallery of Burlington, Kim was responsible for all earned revenue programs and marketing for the Gallery. Undertaking complete assessments of all revenue-based programs, Kim completely restructured and relaunched many of the core programs including membership, education programs, facilities rental and all fundraising events, increasing net revenue by more than 15% in the first year. In 2014, Kim was responsible for the organization's rebrand from art centre to gallery, and set forth a multi-year marketing plan to promote new and existing programs in the region.

In her years working in senior management with the Municipal Finance Officers Association of Ontario, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard and IQPC Worldwide both in North America and Europe, Kim has honed her skills as a leader in developing new business streams and educational programs for both the public and private sectors. Her expertise includes business evaluation and reengineering, marketing and partnership development and training/educational program design.

Educated at the University of Ottawa, Canada, Kim graduated with Honours in Social Sciences and went on to complete her post graduate degree in International Business and an AFP certificate in fundraising in not-for-profit sectors.

An active contributor to local children and women's charities, Kim has worked with Cottage Dreams, a grassroots cancer recovery charity specializing in providing vacation rentals to recovering families. This rewarding work included restructuring their main fundraising event and exploring new partnerships for long-term support of the organization.

Kim is a champion of the arts and culture in Burlington and the region. She is an active contributor to the City of Burlington's Cultural Action Plan and volunteer with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra's Board of Directors and senior management team, aiming to bring the orchestra to Burlington. Kim actively engages with artists and business stakeholders to build partnerships for sustainable arts programming in her community.

Living in Burlington, Ontario with her husband Paul, daughters Hannah and Sophia, and beloved dogs Kerry and Brooke, Kim is an active community leader and volunteer with a passion for travel and seeking new experiences with her family.

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