Partner Bio's

Our Team

Our team is comprised of the founding partners, advisory board and associate consultants, who all have extensive experience in industry and/or academia. Strategic Leverage Partners' Advisory Board is powered by leaders in the field of public policy, education, communication, and pension administration and come from both the public and not for profit sectors.

Founding Partners

susan dallhoff -- sue dallhoff Susan Dallhoff, MBA: Susan Dallhoff is the President and Co-Founder of Strategic Leverage Partners. Having spent the early part of her career in the capital markets, researching and analyzing public companies and industries, Susan understands the importance of strategy and execution as value drivers and the necessity of building a strong board of directors. Her expertise and strengths are in board effectiveness, strategic planning, relationship management and stewardship,engagement and facilitation as well as research and analysis. Her success over the years is directly related to her ability to analyze companies, promote teamwork and build a high level of trust with the most senior executives within and their boards.

Susan has worked in start-ups and established businesses and has been a board member of a number of Canadian organizations. Over the course of her career, she has conducted numerous interviews at the senior management level and is able to quickly assess the viability of strategies. In her charitable endeavors, Sue has gained a thorough understanding of the issues facing boards and the challenges facing volunteer boards. She has acted as a board member, volunteer chair of a number of annual corporate giving campaigns, governance committee chair and active audit and agency operations (finance) committee member. She is currently Immediate Past Chair of Outward Bound Canada.

Susan has mentored, coached, and assisted many in achieving their career objectives. She has also acted as a case writer and guest lecturer in the area of corporate governance for the Richard Ivey School of Business, where she obtained her Executive MBA.

grace bugg Grace Bugg, BSc, MBA: Grace Bugg is the COO of Strategic Leverage Partners. Grace spent the early part of her career developing technology based products where she acquired the ability to develop and execute operational strategies. Grace has worked in a number of industries that successfully deployed technology to create strategic advantage. Her success over the years comes from her ability to quickly gather information, assess and analyze situations, and make decisions. Through her experience in industries that have gone through major changes, Grace has gained considerable insight into the role an organization's strategy, culture and underlying infrastructure play in its ability to adapt rapidly to changes in the environment.

Grace's expertise and strengths are in the areas of board effectiveness, strategic planning, project management, leadership, analysis, process design and technology deployment.

Together with Sue, Grace has acted as a case writer in the area of corporate governance for the Richard Ivey School of Business, where she obtained her executive MBA. Grace volunteers on the board and executive committees of a number of non-profit community organizations.