About Us

Robin Cory

Partner, Toronto

Robin brings many years of experience working with both foundations and non-profit organizations to increase their impact.  Prior to her work with Colbeck, her background largely focused on the intersection of business and social impact, demonstrated by her experience as Project Manager for the Canadian Task Force on Social Finance (at Social Innovation Generation), as the Leader of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada Foundation, and as one of the first team members of the Global Leadership and Diversity group at Goldman Sachs in New York.  She has completed her training as a coach with the Coach Training Institute, is an active volunteer and board member, and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Margot Smart

Partner, Calgary

Margot has spent more than a decade working as an advisor and strategist with non-profits and foundations in Canada, the United States and abroad.  She began her career with Oliver Wyman, a strategy and operations consulting firm, where she worked with large international organizations in the field of global health.  She went on to serve as Manager of the President’s Office for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, where she was responsible for strategic initiatives and evaluation at the national level.  In addition to her professional background in non-profit management, Margot has extensive voluntary experience at home and abroad.  She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Laura Limarzi Klyn

Associate, Toronto

Laura has played the role of leader, program consultant and active volunteer for a diverse group of non-profit organizations over the past decade. Before working with Colbeck, she was based in Malawi as a research assistant on an HIV prevention study funded by The National Institutes of Health. She has also worked on health equity projects with the Center for Ethical, Social and Cultural Risk in Toronto, the World Health Organization in Geneva, and Baylor Scott and White Health in Texas. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in the Control of Infectious Disease from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Shazeen Virani

Affiliate, Edmonton

Shazeen is the founder of Virtue Strategic Advisors, a firm that supports global and local
non-profits and businesses of all sizes to create strategies to scale impact, develop
strong leaders, build successful boards, and manage change initiatives. Prior to
founding Virtue, Shazeen was a senior manager at The Bridgespan Group. Shazeen has also worked for various international development organizations such as the Aga Khan Foundation, the World Bank and the UN. Shazeen earned her BSc in Health Information Systems from the University of Victoria and her MS in Health Administration from the University of Toronto where she focused on international health systems.

Lindsay Colley

Affiliate, Toronto

Lindsay has over a decade of experience in strategy development and sustainable development, both in the non-profit and for-profit sectors.  She is an experienced teacher and facilitator, and in addition to her work with non-profit organizations, is a frequent instructor for York University’s MBA and Executive Education programs. She has previously held roles as a program director at an education non-profit and as a sustainability consultant at Ernst & Young. In addition to her Chartered Accountancy (CPA, CA) designation, Lindsay has a Masters of Science in Management (with a focus on impact measurement), a Certificate in Environmental Management, and her Fellow in Board Governance designation.  She loves her community and actively serves as a volunteer and on the boards of organizations such as the Toronto Public Library Board and Fairtrade Canada, among others.