Capitis Consulting

Kim Varian, Partner, Capitis Consulting


Kim Varian brings more than 20 years of fund development, program reengineering and marketing experience to Capitis Consulting. Most recently as Director of Development and Communications at the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Kim lead the team in planning and implementing effective development and marketing strategies to significantly increase reach in the community and revenue for the organization.

An effective leader and change manager, at the Art Gallery of Burlington Kim initiated a thorough assessment of all revenue-based programs and restructured many core programs including membership, education, facilities rental and fundraising events. These efforts increased net revenue by more than 12% in the first year. Kim was responsible for the organization's rebrand from art centre to gallery, and set forth a multi-year marketing and development plan to promote gallery programs and strengthen community engagement.

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

Educated at the University of Ottawa, Kim graduated with Honours in Social Science and went on to complete her post graduate studies in International Business and a Certificate in Fundraising from the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Living in Burlington, Ontario with her husband Paul, children Hannah, Sophia and Darragh, and beloved dog Brooke, Kim is an active community leader and volunteer. 

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