• About Doug Leitch

Doug has hands-on experience working with owners and senior executives of small business through to Canada’s largest corporations as well as with all three levels of government in Canada. Doug brings his experience, energy, creativity, and a large network of business connections to Tandem Thinkers to provide a broad range of strategic and delivery services to support small and medium business.

It’s all about Fresh Thinking.

Whether it was at home as a youngster, working a part time job as a teenager, on the job, helping a friend, or supporting a not-for-profit, Doug has always been able to put ideas together in unique ways to solve problems and enable new growth. The bonus is he can also roll up his sleeves to implement the ideas he develops, and those around him see him do it with a passion.

From the business experience perspective, Doug invested 30 years at IBM, the last 10 in national executive positions, with a focus on business development, sales, and marketing. He has always been recognized for innovative thinking with an ability to visualize new ideas and bring concept to reality, which played a key role in his success at IBM.

Post-IBM, Doug continued to leverage his skills and business network as an entrepreneur, focusing on bringing new, sustainable technologies to market. Creating value propositions for products never before seen was a perfect outlet for Doug’s creativity and passion.

When Kim brought a business challenge and proposal to Doug, he felt the timing was right for a change of direction. In an ‘aha’ moment, Tandem Thinkers was born. Tandem Thinkers brought Kim and Doug together in a business partnership as a powerful alliance of left brain/right brain thinking to creatively address the needs of a broad base of clients.

Contact Doug

905-868-5798

E DougLeitch@TandemThinkers.ca

Skype doug.leitch4

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What Clients Say About Doug

…I was impressed with Doug’s ability to synthesize complex community and…issues into a simple visual model, and at the same time pay attention to the details it takes to ensure success…I recommend Doug as a great asset for any project requiring creative thinking, complex issues and involving multiple stakeholders…

Francis LoughheedManagement Consulting and Facilitation

…Doug’s leadership…proved to be pivotal…[and]…demonstrated Doug’s skills in effective research, report writing, and building and delivering a compelling presentation…

George SchrijverPrincipal at WCM Consulting Inc.

…Through Doug’s leadership and innovative thinking we were able to develop… cornerstone… solutions… and provide strategic ideas…

Bill OliphantVice President

…Thinking creatively, being a strong contributor, attention to detail, and commitment to success are only some of the attributes Doug brings to a project…

Bob KyriakidesBusiness Owner: Digital Hero

…Doug has the ability to fashion ideas and information and deliver them in reports and presentations to both business and community organizations in a compelling and understandable way…

Dan RubySmall Business Consultant at York Small Business Enterprise Centre

Doug has a wide breadth and depth of experience in business, with a keen focus on what needs to be done. His dedication to supporting local businesses makes him an ideal mentor/coach for small business and entrepreneur…

Eva GreffEnergy and sustainability consultant at NewSpring Energy

…I was impressed with Doug’s ability to synthesize complex community and…issues into a simple visual model, and at the same time pay attention to the details it takes to ensure success…I recommend Doug as a great asset for any project requiring creative thinking, complex issues and involving multiple stakeholders…

Francis LoughheedManagement Consulting and Facilitation

…[Doug] researched our competition, mapped our likely stakeholders and their respective priorities, and forged a compelling report and presentation out of the work. Doug’s ability to simplify complex issues, communicate key messages and link business and community priorities makes him a strong contributor wherever he engages…

Dan StoneEconomic Development Officer

…Doug brings a wealth of skills and relationships in both business and municipal government. …His professional drive and passion…make him a great asset…

Cathy NesbittBusiness Owner: Cathy’s Crawly Composters

…Doug approached the needs with passion and urgency, becoming a trusted advisor…as a solution provider and subject matter expert…

Terry RussellPrincipal at Russell and Partners

…[Doug] was able to summarize the myriad of detailed information and present it to the committee in an understandable format. He also provided the…team with concrete suggestions on how they could engage the community in the process. …Doug’s skill sets are an asset to any organization.

John EatonCouncillor, Town of East Gwillimbury

In the Community

Tandem Thinkers knows that a successful community is based on partnership with individuals, organizations, government, and business. Real success comes from working together. We are committed to sharing our time and talent to create that success.