Bill Young is the founder and President of Social Capital Partners (“SCP”) a non-profit, social finance company started in 2001. SCP’s primary goal is to find innovative ways to provide meaningful job opportunities for people who face employment barriers. Throughout its history it has facilitated thousands of jobs for disadvantaged populations by financing a number of successful social enterprises across Canada and by providing financing and/or advisory services to for profit businesses that implement a community hiring program as part of their recruitment process. SCP facilitates the hiring of these individuals and helps ensure they have the appropriate skills to be successful employees.
Before founding SCP, Bill worked for approximately twenty years in the private sector primarily as CEO of Hamilton Computers, and Optel Communications Corp. He began his career as a Chartered Accountant and holds an Honours BA from the University of Toronto and an MBA from Harvard.